Lady Cavs outshoot Marywood, Neumann

By Christine Graf
October 11, 2007

Cabrini Athletic Department

The Cabrini College women’s soccer team tied Marywood University on Saturday, Oct. 6 with a final score of 0-0.

The tie shifted the record to 4-1-1 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

The Cavaliers worked hard out-shooting Marywood 10-5. Top shooters junior back Nikki Duggan and sophomore forward Sabina DeGisi made good attempts but the outcome was not favorable for the Lady Cavs.

The battle was intense in double overtime while excited fans cheered in anticipation of a game-ending shot. Although the Cavaliers did not make a shot, freshman goalie Cheyenne White made sure Marywood would not have any success on their goal attempts either, making two saves to end the game in a 0-0 tie.

The team also defeated Neumann College on Wednesday, Oct. 3 for a 4-1 victory.

The first half started out strong for the Cavaliers while keeping the ball mostly up field. The Lady Cavs had control of the game and were working hard for the first goal of the game.

With close to 15 minutes left in the half, DeGisi broke the frustration by sending the ball across the net and gently into the left corner. Shortly after, junior co-captain back Brittany Shields gave a quick kick in front of the net that left the Lady Cavaliers with a 2-0 lead at half time.

The second half gave new life to both teams as Neumann came back more physical and eager to score. Neumann’s energy paid off with a head ball from a corner kick, giving them their first and only goal of the game.

The Lady Cavs were still confident and earned their two goal lead back with 13:34 left in the half. Duggan accomplished this goal by attacking the net after a prior attempt from another teammate. A similar situation happened when freshman forward Annmarie Kolla finalized the score to prove hard work does pay off.

“We knew they were going to be physical and we held our own all 90 minutes,” Shields said.

After these two games the team is currently 6-5-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the PAC.

They will continue PAC action on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Misericordia University.

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