Lady Cavs fall to Neumann University 15-14

By Holly Prendergast
April 17, 2011

The Cabrini College women’s lacrosse team lost to long-time school rival Neumann University 15-14 on Saturday, April 16 at Neumann University in Aston, Pa.

In the game, senior Jamie O’Hanlon led the Blue and White’s offense with five goals.  Freshman midfielder Sarah Means and senior attack Gabrielle Gorbey also contributed to the offense with three goals each.

“We came out and tried our hardest,” O’Hanlon said,  “and in the end, it just wasn’t enough to get the win.”

Defensively, seniors Julie Bonomo and Courtney Davis led the Lady Cavaliers each collecting a team high four groundballs.

Overall, the Blue and White played strong, winning 15 draw controls, claiming a 21-14 groundball advantage and out-shooting the Knights 43-35, but ultimately the strong attempt to claim their fifth conference win of the season was unsuccessful.

“Overall we all played really well,” junior attack Jacky McDermott, said.  “Especially in the second half we played so well and Jamie had those three goals, but for some reason we just couldn’t pull through and get the win.”

“We have been working so hard this season, especially since we have such a young squad this year, and even though we didn’t come out on top this time, I am really proud of each of the girls for the way they played.  It was a tough loss, especially since we were so close, but we are just going have to play that much harder in all of the rest of our games if we seriously want to make a run for the CSAC championship,” Bonomo said.

The Lady Cavaliers (4-8, 4-2 CSAC) are two-year defending champions of the CSAC title and will resume their road to bring the title back home on Tuesday, April 19 against Cedar Crest College (2-11, 1-5 CSAC) on the Edith Robb Dixon Field.

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