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CSAC women’s championship: Cabrini rolls past Neumann for 13th title in 18 years

Saturday, 3rd May 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/3/14
From Press Release

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team won its 13th CSAC title in 18 years with today’s 21-8 win over Neumann at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Senior Bree Thompson (Interboro) was named MVP after recording three goals, an assist and five ground balls.

Fellow rookie Sasha Wozniak (Spring-Ford) added five goals and an assist.

Freshman Jess Breuning (St. Hubert) and junior Lacie Doubet (Ridley) tallied four goals and an assist each. Junior Melissa Scanzano (Haverford High) matched Thompson’s three goals.

Senior Koula Gregor (Clearview Regional) and freshman Gabbey Murray (Garnet Valley) led Neumann (12-5) with three goals each, while senior goaltender Sam Kotowski recorded 16 saves in the loss.

The Blue and White jumped out to an early lead as Breuning opened the scoring just obver three minutes into the game. Fellow rookie Allie Vallen (Maple Shade) netted an unassisted goal two minutes later and the Cavaliers were off and running. Scanzano scored her first of the day before Breuning completed her hat trick with 22:18 left in the game, extending the lead to 5-0.

Neumann temporarily stopped the run with its first goal of the afternoon, but Cabrini responded with six unanswered goals over the next 14 minutes. Five players scored during the run, including two goals by Doubet and Wozniak. Following Neumann’s second goal of the day, Thompson and Wozniak scored in a 60 second span late in the first half, sending Cabrini into the half with a 13-2 lead.

The Knights made a run early in the second half, outscoring Cabrini 5-1 to climb within 14-7 with 18:18 on the clock. The Blue and White again had a response, as Thompson, Wozniak, Scanzano and senior Sarah Means (Archbishop Ryan) scored unassisted goals in the next three minutes to extends the lead back to 18-7.

Statistically, the win marked a season high for the Cavaliers in goals, points, shots, shots on goal and ground balls, while its 18 caused turnovers were its second highest of the year. Doubet fired a season high 12 shots, while Wozniak added 11.

Breuning scooped a career high 10 ground balls, while junior Megan Decker (St. Hubert) and senior Erin McLaughlin (Kingsway Regional) secured six each. Decker also tied a career high with four caused turnovers, as Scanzano and McLaughlin won four draws each.

Senior goaltender Janel Folkomer (Springfield-Delco) recorded three saves to record her career high 13th win of the season.

The Cavaliers must now wait until Sunday to learn their 2014 NCAA Tournament fate.

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