The Cabrini field hockey team suffered their first loss of the 2009 season on the Edith Robb Dixon field, Tuesday night against No. 10 Rowan University.
The final score was 4-0 but junior goalkeeper Caitlin Donahue, captured 26 saves in the cage for the Cavaliers.
“It was our first game of the season against a very good team, as the season progresses we should fall into more of a rhythm and the outcome will be a more positive one,” head coach Jackie Neary, said.
Junior defender Allie Rodolico took control of the Cavaliers’ defense collecting two defensive saves in the first half. Lynda Kaufmann also had one defensive save during the first half.
“Our goalie Donahue really stepped up having 19 saves in the first half,” Courtney Davis, junior social work major, said.
“Our defense played very well. Donahue really stepped up and played a great game having 19 saves in the first half,” Courtney Davis, junior social work major said.
The Cabrini offense recorded 11 shots on goal. Junior forward Desiree Umosello posted five shots, while sophomore midfielder Maura Gordon had four shots.
“We have really worked hard throughout preseason, and even though we had our first loss, we will keep working hard and have a better game next time,” Davis said.
Junior forward Lauren Ross ignited the Rowan offense scoring all four goals, having three in the first half.
“Overall, it was a good game, the score doesn’t really justify that but I felt as though everyone played and worked well together, we just have to put this game in the past and move onto the next one. I am confident this is going to be a great season, with a great group of girls,” Neary said.
Cabrini returns to play on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Drew University Tournament against Western Connecticut State.