Lady Cavs snap losing streak, crush Immaculata

By Nicholas Guldin
March 28, 2011

Junior midfielder Katie Slonaker cradles the ball, while looking towards the goal for an open offensive player.

After a string of rough losses to open the season, the women’s lacrosse team found its first win of the 2011 season. On March 28, the Lady Cavs trumped Colonial State Athletic Conference opponent Immaculata University with a score of 20-10 at the Edith Robb Dixon Field.

“We hope these difficult games that we opened up with will teach us a lot for the month of April,” head coach Jackie Neary said. “Our ultimate goal is to be in the CSAC championship game.”

With more appearances like this, the Blue and White may find their way to the CSAC championship quicker than many may think. After being held to only 10 goals in the first four games of the season, the offense came out hungry, taking a quick 8-2 lead at the 14:32 mark of the first half.

“This game was a huge win for us to definitely boost our confidence a little bit,” Julie Bonomo, senior midfielder, said.

Sophomore attack Christina Pasquariello scored three- straight goals in less than a three-minute stretch leaving the Mighty Macs defense dazed and confused.

“We just needed to get that win under our belt. We worked the ball around and took our time to get it in,” Pasquariello said. “Goals will come, you just have to wait for them.”

Pasquariello finished the game with five goals.

Senior attack Jamie O’Hanlon led all scorers with eight total points, scoring five goals and notching three assists. On top of her amazing offensive play she also led the Blue and White with six groundballs.

“It’s a brand-new team this year so we all had to get to know each other,” O’Hanlon said. “The first four games were rough but we got a couple more practices in and we got to know each other better. That’s all we needed.”

Not far behind her was senior attack Gabrielle Gorbey who scored a total of seven points off of three goals and four assists. Seven of the Lady Cavs scored at least one goal in this CSAC battle.

At halftime, Cabrini led with a score of 13-5 with a 22-10 shot advantage.

With 10:49 left in the second half, the Lady Cavs raised their lead to its highest point of 11 goals paving their way to victory.

“We made the hustle plays today to help the offense get the ball,” Bonomo said.

Senior defender Julie Bonomo crosses midfield in pursuit of the Immaculata goal during their 20-10 victory on Monday, March 28.

In the final seconds of the game, Pasquareillo iced the cake on a great offensive day for the Blue and White with the final goal of the game off of a feed from O’Hanlon.

The last game the Lady Cavs scored more than 20 goals was in the 2010 CSAC Championship game against Gwynedd-Mercy College where they scored a whopping 24 goals in the 24-12 victory.

Cabrini heads to Baltimore, Md. on April 2, to face CSAC opponent The College of Notre Dame.





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