Women’s lacrosse team ready for the PAC playoffs

By Jason Radka
May 4, 2006

Dan Squire

The Cabrini College women’s lacrosse team squares off against Gwynedd-Mercy on Wed. May 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the first round of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference playoffs. After going a perfect 10-0 in PAC competition, the women’s lacrosse team is favored to win the PAC championship in a seasoned fashion. This would take the team to victory nine consecutive PAC championship wins.

The lady cavs show zero sign of anxiety or nervousness. Megan Farrell, a junior English and communications major said,

“We’re not nervous, it’s not even that we’re cocky, we’re just confident.”

Farrell also went on to add, “If we go out there with intensity and a lot of heart, we should pull in the victory.”

There are other things that the women’s lacrosse team believes they need to do in order to capture a solid victory. Natalie Holzer, a sophomore Spanish major and Katelyn Penrose, sophomore elementary education major were very big on being vocal during play.

“We have to talk a lot. Talking is a very big part of the game. In order to win we have to communicate. Communication is key.”

Coach Jackie Neary has been doing some special drills in order to sharpen skills for the playoffs. “Recently, we’ve been working on shot placement. I think shot placement is very important during gameplay.”

Neary sounds very confident in her team as they make their way into the PAC playoffs. Neary says that Cabrini is the team to beat and are favored to win the PAC as a “marked” team, meaning everybody is out to beat Cabrini.

“Obviously we went undefeated in the PAC, people are dying to beat us and the girls need to realize this,” Neary said.

“No matter how talented the team, we’re going to be playing in the playoffs this team, as a top team, and the opposition will always come out to offer us great competition.” Ultimately Neary said, “You can’t get by just playing good, you’ve got to play great.”

If the Cabrini College women’s lacrosse team defeats Gwynedd-Mercy on Wed., they will match up against either Eastern or Neumann at home. With no game schedualed for the first round, the team is ready to take on the opposition.

Posted to the web by Brian Coary

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