Lady Cavs shut out by No. 3 TCNJ

By Jesse Gaunce
March 20, 2011

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team suffered a 16-0 shut-out against The College of New Jersey on Thursday, March 17, at Lions Stadium. The Cavs bid for their first win of the season backfired with possibly their worst loss on the young season at the hands of, not only the No. 3 team in D-III women’s lacrosse, but the 3rd best defensive team in women’s lacrosse as well.

The loss leaves their record at 0-4, tied with Neumann University for the worst record in the CSAC conference. The Cavaliers are 0-3 on the road.

Senior attack Gabrielle Gorbey generated the most offense for the Lady Cavs, totaling three shot attempts.

Freshman goalkeeper Janel Folkomer recorded a team-best three groundballs and played the entire game, recording eight saves.

TCNJ is undefeated, winning their fourth game in a row to improve to 4-0. The Lions stormed out of the gate and took a 3-0 lead less than 11 minutes into the first half.

By the end of the first half, the Lions had a commanding 12-0 lead. The onslaught lessened in the second half, as the Lions offense totaled only four goals; the Cavaliers still had no answers.

Despite the string of tough losses to start the season, one player on the team remains confident that they can turn it around.

“The only thing I remember is getting closer with the team after finally finding our vibe on the field,” Ali May, freshman defender, said.

“We play very good teams. Yes it’s challenging, but I’d rather be playing games that are difficult because our team won’t grow from an easy win. We have a very hard beginning schedule and yes this season has started off challenging, which also challenges us as players and as teammates. However, overcoming difficulties of a new season will only make our team stronger,” May said.

Juniors Kathleen Notos and Leigh Mitchell led the charge on offense for TCNJ. Notos had four goals and Mitchell had five and two assists. Senior Ali Jaeger tallied five assists and added a goal of her own. Mitchell and Jaeger racked up a total of seven points each for the game.

The final goal of the game was the first of freshman Katie O’Gorman’s collegiate career.

TCNJ senior goalkeeper Mary Waller preserved the shut-out by tallying four saves.

The Cavaliers were dominated in the first half, being out-shot 23-5 in that time. They were out-shot 30-9 for the game, totaling five shots in the first half and four in the second half. The Lions held a 15-3 draw advantage for the contest.

The Cavs totaled 19 fouls, with Jenna DiNardo committing a team-high five.

The numbers only got worse for the Cavaliers. During this losing streak, they have been outscored 69-11 and are allowing 17.25 goals per game. Their opponents have collected 35 assists, while Cabrini has only two.

Cabrini will have a nine-day layoff before it returns to the field. They will open their CSAC schedule as they take on the Immaculata University Mighty Macs. Last season, the Cavs won their only game against Immaculata by a score of 17-5.

Game time is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at Edith Robb Dixon field.



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