Young field hockey teams aims for first season win

By Mike Bieker
September 20, 2007

The women’s field hockey team remains winless as they are 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference after falling to Alvernia College and Eastern University.

On Saturday, Sept. 15 the team traveled to Alvernia where freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Donahue stopped 10 of the 24 shots on goal by Alvernia. The Cavaliers only recorded three shots on goal by senior Alyssa Soto, junior Melissa Benedetti and freshman Allie Rodolico.

In a rival game on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Cavaliers played their biggest rival, Eastern.

The Cabrini women made a statement when they came on the field and scored in the first 45 seconds, but in the end, it was not enough to ensure a victory against the Eagles.

At half time the game was tied 1-1, but Eastern scored first in the second half gaining much momentum.

The momentum quickly shifted when Cabrini freshmen Desiree Umosella returned the favor.

“The ball came from the corner. I had to stop and reverse the shot all at once,” Umosella said.

Eastern scored once more in the second half to guarantee the win with a 3-2 victory.

“I’m very excited. This team is young, but I do not want to call it a rebuilding year because that is insinuating that this year does not matter. This year is the one that counts! I’m pleased with the players overall performance, the upperclassmen being strong leaders and the younger players are good players that will mature,” Coach Jackie Neary said.

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