The top-ranked field hockey team pulled through as they beat Philadelphia Biblical University 1 to 0 on Saturday, Oct. 25.
While ignoring the horrible weather and being persistent, the team gave the audience in Langhorne something to cheer about-a victory over the Crimson Eagles.
Heavy rain and muddy turf did not hold back the Lady Cavaliers from this win. Freshman forward political science major Lauren Alessi scored her fifteenth goal of the season and the only one in the game.
Along with assisting the goal, freshman midfielder elementary education major Samantha Ewan helped break the 0 to 0 lock on the teams.
“The game was well played and I was very happy with our teams overall performance. We are proud of our freshman reaching her 15th goal, however we are more excited about the opportunity to play in the CSAC playoffs and hope to do our best as a team to reach and win the championship game,” head field hockey coach Jackie Neary said.
“The team is focused and excited to be playing in November. Every field hockey player knows if you are playing when the leaves are on the ground it’s a good sign, because that means you are in a race for playoffs,” Neary said.
“The field was awful and we were all slipping and falling and having trouble scoring but we knew once we finally scored we would be able to pull the win off,” sophomore communication major Allie Rodolico said.
“It was our last conference game and the team was really excited, because the win would give us an undefeated season within the conference,” Ewan said.
“It was also a physically challenging game, because it was raining and we are use to our turf field. The team really put forth their best effort and the win helped bust out confidence as we progress in to the finals for the conference. It has been an amazing season and I hope the team continues this way for the future years to come,” Ewan said.
This victory is the twelfth straight for the Lady Cavs, putting them in the CSAC postseason tournament. Their next game is the quarterfinals on Nov. 1.