Lady Cavs play for the cure

By Rachael Renz
October 19, 2010

The Lady Cavs held their first annual breast cancer awareness game on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Edith Robb Dixon Field. The Lady Cavs fought a long, hard battle against Widener University losing the game 2-1. In the game Maura Gordon, junior forward, scored the only goal for the Lady Cavs.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 the Lady Cavs three-game winning streak came to a halt against Widener University with a 2-1 final score. Although Widener isn’t a conference team it was still an important game. In honor of breast cancer awareness month the team was fundraising for the cause.

During the game, breast cancer “Play for the Cure” wristbands were sold and the players sported pink socks  and headbands decorated with ribbons. The team raised a couple hundred dollars and sent all of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“I think the fundraising was great for awareness and was a success for the first year. Next year we will definitely do more but I’m happy with the turnout this year,” Head Coach Jackie Neary said.

Maura Gordon, junior midfielder, was the only scorer of the game also achieving her 30th-career goal as a Lady Cav.

Despite the loss, the team and coaches still have hopes for the rest of the season.

“They played great; it was a really good game. I was obviously disappointed with the loss but I wasn’t disappointed with the game because I think we played relatively strong and Widener is a good team,” Neary said.

Although Widener isn’t a conference team for the Lady Cavs, Neary and the team believe that playing against them was a learning experience for upcoming teams.

“I think you have to go into every game with a winning attitude. We need to get more shots and we need to put more goals in the net,” Caitlin Donahue, senior goalkeeper, said. “I think it was definitely a good practice game and it’s motivation for our upcoming conference games.”

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