Pink t-shirts were seen across Edith Robb Dixon Field as Wednesday, Oct. 17, marked the Lady Cavs’ field hockey team’s “Play 4 the Cure” game.
This also marked the Lady Cavs’ final regular-season home game for the team’s six seniors: Colleen Anastasi, Lindsey Atzert, Taylor McGarvey, Rita McKeown, Katie Savage and Kate Solewin.
This marked a spectacular forty-second win of their career for the ladies, as the Lady Cavs defeated Keystone College, 5-1. The first-place Giants were undefeated against CSAC opponents coming into the game. The Cavaliers handed them their first conference loss of the season while moving into a tie for first.
Freshman Kerry Anne Farrell got the scoring started early for the Lady Cavs. She knocked in her eighth goal of the season off a perfect set-up by Atzert 13 minutes into the game.
Atzert would get on the board again, this time with a goal, in the 30th minute of the first half just after a Keystone penalty.
Four minutes later, Keystone’s Hope Krolewski cut the Cavs lead in half. The Cavs quickly responded only 10 seconds later when Atzert put in her team-leading 11th of the year.
Going into the half, the Lady Cavs led Keystone in every category, including out-shooting them, 7-2. Coming out of the gate in the second half, the Cavs continued their dominant rampage.
In the 54th minute, Savage found Karlie Gruccio on a corner for her sixth goal of the season.
Two minutes later, Farrell racked up her ninth goal of the season, and second of the game, again on a perfect pass from Savage. It capped the scoring, giving the Lady Cavs a 5-1 lead.
The Cavs held the Giants to seven shots, which is half their season average, while the Lady Cavs fired 14 shots on goal.
It was a great day for Cabrini’s goaltender Genevieve Paulin, who made three saves on four shots to secure the win.
The Lady Cavs face Immaculata University in their final CSAC game of the regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Immaculata. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m.