The Cabrini women’s soccer team had a triumphant win against Baptist Bible defeating them with a 5-0 win on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Cabrini College’s Edith Robb Dixon Field. This declares the 11th win of the season.
Fifteen minutes into the game, senior midfielder Dana Nardello scored the first goal of the game with an assist by junior forward and midfielder Kara Hinkelmon.
“This game was a really good rebound after losing our last game to Gwynedd-Mercy. It brought us back up as a team,” Hinkelmon said.
Only 10 minutes after the first goal was scored, sophomore forward Alex Tralie, fired two-consecutive goals in a row within a minute time span. Four minutes later, junior back position Amy Loesser scored a goal ending the first half of the game.
By half time the fans and friends were cheering on the girls with excitement about their 4-0 lead.
Marissa Licardo, who attended Cabrini for only her freshman and sophomore year tries to come to as many women soccer games as possible.
“I have two good friends on the team. Right now I think they’re playing really well,” Licardo said. “I continue to support them because they’ve been playing so well in their games. This is their last home game so I especially wanted to come out for this one and support my friends. Even though I don’t go to Cabrini anymore I still try and attend a lot of sporting events. I like to show a lot of Cabrini spirit.”
The family members that were in the stands show their support at every game.
Hinkelmon’s parents come to every game to show support for their daughter as well as the rest of the team. Hinkelmon has been playing soccer for Cabrini for three years.
In addition, Hinklemon’s older brother used to play soccer for Cabrini as well so her parents have been watching six years of Cabrini soccer.
Michelle Kane, junior midfielder, has her parents come to every game, along with the Hinkelmon’s.
“Our favorite game of the season was when they played Neumann. It was a really tough game but they came out with a 1-0 win. Overall they play great games along with great passing and scoring,” Tom Kane said.
During the second half of the game, goalkeeper Sarah Means saved four goals. Overall, Cabrini attempted 10 shots on Baptist Bible.
“We played a lot better and stepped up as a team from our last game. I think we all came into this game with a positive attitude,” Lauren Pallister, freshman back and midfielder, said.
The girls along with the coach and fans are very proud of this win. They showed a lot of enthusiasm on the field and felt they deserved to win.
“I just take it game by game and try my best. We all work as a team no matter what, win or lose,” Hinkelmon said.
“This is the best team in the three years I’ve been watching the games. It’s a great group of girls and they work so well together on and off the field,” Kane said.