“We haven’t beaten Marywood in two years,” men’s head soccer coach Ken Prothero said. “This was a real important game for the team and a lot of people contributed today.”
Total contribution led to total domination on the pitch as the Lady Cavaliers bowled over visiting Marywood University 6-0 last Wednesday, Oct. 8. Goals were scored in pairs as Mary Remoli, Christine Watson, and Chrissy Weney each had two tallies apiece. Remoli also added an assist to her stats.
The Cabrini women started off strong, controlling the game throughout the first half. It took the Cavs a little time to get comfortable, but once the team did, the game was seemingly over. The scoring started at the 22 minute mark when Remoli crossed a beautiful ball over to freshmen Watson, who volleyed it into the back of the net for the one-goal lead. The Cavs continued the pressure taking a two-goal lead into the half off the foot of Weney. Weney took control of a loose ball inside the box, turned and put a left-foot shot past the keeper.
“We came into the game knowing we had to keep possession and win 50/50 balls,” Prothero said. “We kept our heads up, played good soccer, and really jumped on them in the first half.”
The second half was more of the same as the Lady Cavs kept the pressure on the visiting Pacers by pulling away early. Remoli scored back-to-back goals within the span of seven minutes, giving Cabrini a comfortable four-goal cushion. Watson sustained the damage when she pocketed yet another goal past the outstretched goalies’ arms with 24 minutes still to play.
The five-goal advantage was well enough for the Lady Cavs set the pace against Marywood, 6-0 to take the game, but with just over a minute left to play, Weney struck again off a rebound from a loose ball, scoring her second mark of the contest. The goal gave Cabrini the win and a six-to-nil blowout.
“Our speed just beat their defenders a lot this game,” Prothero said. “We finished our chances, didn’t give up, and we were able to beat the keeper. The ladies put a real nice effort out there and they got the job done.”
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