Lady Cavs record fourth straight shutout victory

By Ross Salese
October 15, 2009

Shannon Keough

The women’s soccer team recorded its fourth straight shutout victory in defeating Washington College 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 8.

With help from a strong defensive play, Maddy Edwards recorded her third shutout victory of the season.

Edwards and junior goalkeeper Gianna Porretta have combined 366 minutes without letting up a goal.

“Our teams success is that we have all worked together as a team. The past games we had a variety of different players score, some people getting their first [goal] of their college careers,” Kara Hinkelmon, sophomore forward, said.

The contest between the once 7-5-1 Cavaliers and the 5-5-1 Shorewoman was even at zero after 71 minutes of play.

On her fourth goal of the season sophomore Sammy Thompson snuck a long strike from 25 yards out past the Shorewomen goalkeeper to break the tie at the 71:40 mark.

Twelve minutes later Hinkelmon added an insurance talley off a header in front of the goal. Giving Hinkleman two goals in two games after coming back from a knee injury.

“It’s been tough coming back from my PCL tear, because I know I need to work on things more, to be the player I know I can be,” Hinkelmon said.

The Lady Cavs’ had 20 shots on goal, 15 more than the Shorewomen, showing how one sided the game was. Cabrini was constantly attacking the offensive zone, producing eight penalty corners and constant pressure on the Washington defense.

Senior leadership has been key to the Cavs’ late success. Sabina DeGisi, senior forward, has 10 goals on the season and is a constant threat to score anytime she has the ball.

“Our seniors bring a lot of leadership to our team. They make sure everyone is where they need to be at that certain time, and that we all work together,” Hinkelmon said.

The Cavaliers have five games left in their regular season schedule all against their CSAC foe. How they do during that five game stretch is crucial to their post season hopes.

Right now Cabrini remains 3-1-1 in the conference and are behind Centenary College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Marywood University and Baptist Bible College in descending order.

The Cavaliers won their game against Keystone University again by shutout for their fifth straight win on Saturday.

They continue their march to postseason play with a 4 p.m. game against Neumann College on Wednesday at Edith Robb Dixon Field, where they hope to keep their five game winning streak alive.

Ross Salese

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