Offensive woes factor in loss for women’s soccer

By Katie Engell
September 18, 2008

The Cabrini women’s soccer team lost against Arcadia University last Saturday with a final score of 2-1. The Cavalier’s offense showed tremendous effort with 25 shots against Arcadia’s 15.

“We dominated which definitely showed, we just had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net,” Nikki Duggan, senior communications major, said.

Cabrini had 25 shots on goal throughout the game but Arcadia’s defense proved to be capable of blocking each shot. Junior Sabina DeGisi stood out offensively, registering three shots on goal against Arcadia’s strong defense.

“It was frustrating. We have had a problem with finishing goals I’d say for two years now and Saturday was just another example of that,” Duggan said.

For Arcadia, Sam Calhoun and Jessica Leathem stood out offensively with similar statistics of three shots on goal for both teammates.

Cabrini’s defense also proved to be powerful as freshman Kara Hinkelmen collected five shots, including three on the Knight’s goal.

“Our defense is getting more confident every day, but we can’t seem to score despite outshooting our opponents,” coach Ken Prothero said.

Arcadia’s Katie O’Malley scored the first goal after an idle first half of the game and shortly after, the Cavalier’s evened the score as senior Brittany Shields scored her first goal of the season and tied the game.

With less than 15 minutes remaining in the game, Jessica Leathem of Arcadia, scored the game winning goal, making the final score 2-1.

“I think anyone at that game would say that we definitely dominated the entire game but could not score. Don’t get me wrong, Arcadia is a good team, I just know that we are the better team and we did not come out on top unfortunately. The only thing we can do is learn from it,” Duggan said.

The Cavaliers status now stands at 1-3-0 as they travel to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, for their third straight away game.

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