Lady Cavs: intense schedule proves to be great challenge

By Jason Radka
September 23, 2005

The Cabrini College omen’s soccer team makes their return in the month of September looking to capture another Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship. Very few players returned after the 2004 season due to other commitments and other plans for the year. However, the 2005 roster has been replenished with fresh faces to make haste with the ever growing competition. Head Coach Ken Prothero and his assistants are eager to commence the season, but with needed answers.

Question marks have been placed on the experience level of the incoming players. The girls say they are looking to fill those gaps of questions. Freshman Jen Burke had a few words to share concerning those levels of doubt.

“We should be pretty good this year, we have good team closure,” Burke said. Burke believes that the Cavaliers can overcome all obstacles and put the inexperience in the bag. They have a 16 person roster with subs for the season.

Another question mark is placed on the endurance and agility training of the girls. When asked about the matter, one of the girls was eager to speak about the difficulty of training.

“High school ball was much easier than college,” Freshman Chrissy Regan said. “College is a lot harder, agility wise and endurance, but we’ll overcome it,” Regan firmly stated.

Showing much dedication to their squad, some of the girls offered information pertaining to how and if they could improve the team to have it function like a well oiled machine.

“It’d be easier on the starters if we had more subs. It was a weak showing at the camps, but I think we’ve got our squad ready to go,” Christina Romano, freshman, said. Romano also believed that the skill quality over the quantity would seize the day.

Schedule difficulty is another factor that should be considered in determining the team’s potential for the season. The Cavs sound firm in saying they are the top team in the PAC this year. However, there is always a cause for concern in two certain teams this year. “Yeah, NYU and Muhlenberg are real tough teams. We’ll have to have our best game faces on for those schools,” Romano said. “You can never be too careful of who you’re facing.”

The Cavaliers look to continue their win steak after defeating Marywood College 2-1 in double overtime.

Finally, the freshmen girls stated that the team is hoping to finish victorious this year. All around campus during the fall season, excitement for women’s soccer team is spreading. It is safe to say that women’s soccer has arrived in Cavalier country.

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