Lady Cavs fall short

By Brett Lockbaum
April 23, 2013

Cabrini women’s lacrosse team’s nine-game win steak was snapped losing 19-18 Tuesday, April 23 at Widener University.

The Cavaliers started off strong early in the game controlling the ball in the attacking zone. Freshmen Nathalie Basunga took the first shot of the game, but it went slightly right of the goal.

Twenty seconds later in the game, freshmen Katie Lasater scored the first goal in the match. Basunga won the face-off and twenty seconds later sophomore Melissa Scanzano scored another goal putting them in a 2-0 lead. The Cavs went on to score two more goals, the first was scored by Basunga, and the second by sophomore Sara Carzo which finished off 4-0 run.

The Pride would than have an offensive surge scoring run, with five unanswered goals taking the lead making it 5-4.

The Cavaliers would then end the first half with three straight goals while holding the Pride to just one goal. The first was scored by Melissa Scanzano her second of the game. Bree Thompson would than put the Cavs ahead just three minutes later. Lasater would than add on another goal for the Cavs a minute later to make the score 7-5.

Sara Carzo would than score her second of the game with two minute left in the half. Just 30 seconds later Katie Lasater would than complete her hat trick on the night. The final goal of the half was scored by sophomore Lacie Doubet to put the lady Cavs up 10-5.

In the second half the Pride outscored the Cavaliers 10-5 in the first twenty minutes of the half to even the score at 15-15.

The two sides would exchange the lead for the next eight goals ultimately ending in a score of 18-18.

The final goal was scored by the Pride with just 12 seconds left to go in the game for a final score of 19-18.

Basunga led the with eight points on five goals and three assists, Lasater tallied fiv goals on three goals and two assists, and Sara Carzo tallied three points all on goals.

The Lady Cavs will remain on the road for their next game at Ewing Township, N.J. They are playing Number 5, The College of New Jersey, on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.


Brett Lockbaum

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