Volleyball team keeping their spirits high in spite of loss to Immaculata

By Jen Smith
October 11, 2001

The girls volleyball team suffered a crushing defeat against Immaculata College last week. Hosting the Lady Cavaliers, the Immaculata Macs managed to dominate all three games finishing with a score of 30-15.

Natalie Taylor, sophomore outside for the Lady Cavs, was disappointed about their loss. “They definitely played a better game than we did. We were missing two of our starters for this game, and we really felt the loss,” Taylor said.

Katie Updike and Kerry Coleman were missing in action on Oct. 4 as Cabrini took on Immaculata. Two players who definitely made up for the loss were sophomores Alissa Smith and Kristin Johnson. Both girls put forth enough effort to make up for their team’s lack of numbers.

“Kristin and Alyssa both played real well,” Taylor said of her teammates. “They really kept up the stamina for the team.”

Head Coach Jim Harrigan is in the midst of his tenth season at Cabrini. In the past decade Harrigan has taken Cabrini to five playoff series and hopes to do so again this year. Despite a recent slump in their performance, the team maintains its optimism for a good season. With a team roster of only eight, the Lady Cavs have faced a few hard loses so far, but still maintain their sights set on playoffs.

The loss at Immaculata made their second for the week and the eleventh of the season. “We just need to continue to work hard.” Taylor said. “We work well together, and if we keep going hard, we will definitely turn this season around.”

Cabrini is up against Gwynned-Mercy, Misericordia and Rosemont all in the coming weeks. The ladies are going into this week’s games with a sense of confidence in themselves and their team.

“I know we’ll pick it up,” Taylor said. “We’re tough.”

The Lady Cavs have suffered a few loses like the one last Thursday. Hopefully in the future though, they will be congratulating each other on a lot more wins.

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