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Cabrini defeats Arcadia, 25-18, in non-league scorefest behind Hoeffner, Murphy (Arch. Carroll)

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/18.18
From Press Release

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to six games with a hard fought 25-18 scorefest win over visiting Arcadia Tuesday at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

With the nonconference win, the Cavaliers improve to 9-5 on the season, while the Knights fell to 8-6.

While six Cavaliers marked the scoring column, it was juniors Liz Hoeffner and Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) who provided the spark to the Blue and White offense. The duo combined for 15 goals on the day.

Hoeffner recorded a season high nine goals on just 10 shots. With today’s output, Hoeffner has now scored 72 goal son the season, just two goals shy of the program’s single season record, while her 86 points rank seventh on the single season list.

Not to be outdone, Murphy paired six goals and four assists on just seven shots to go with nine draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Freshman Ashley Tutzauer paired three goals, five draw controls and three ground balls, while fellow rookie Taylor Dimmerling (Berks Catholic) added a goal and three assists.

Senior Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional-NJ) notched her 100th career point, posting two goals, an assist, five draw controls and three caused turnovers. Junior Emma Rodner-Tims (Bishop Shanahan) matched her output with two goals, a helper and a pair of ground balls.

Senior Gabby Lee (Academy Park) and sophomore Sarah McCarron combined for six caused turnovers, while junior goaltender Devon Scharf (Lower Merion) tallied 10 saves and five ground balls and recorded her first career assist.

The Cavaliers built an early lead, as Murphy recorded her first goal 28 seconds after the opening whistle. Murphy and Hoeffner recorded seven of their 19 points in the first seven minutes of the game, as Cabrini established an early 5-0 lead.

Arcadia briefly interrupted the Blue and White’s scoring run before Cabrini’s lead swelled to 9-1 at the 17:58 mark on Tutzauer’s second consecutive goal. Minutes later, the Cavaliers used another four goal flurry to push its lead to a game-high 14-3 with 13:17 left in the first half.

The Knights then mounted their comeback. Over a span of 10:05 between the first and second halves, Arcadia outscored the Cavaliers 8-1, including woman-down goals to close the first and open the second, whittling its deficit to 15-11.

Over the next two minutes, Cabrini tallied three unanswered goals, pushing its lead back to 18-11. Both teams exchanged goals over the next 12 minutes before Arcadia’s Victoria Mollitor scored to cut the Knight’s deficit down to 20-16 with 14:14 minutes to play.

Cabrini got the goal back at the 10:41 mark, as Scharf’s clearing pass found a wide open Rodner-Tims, who broke directly to the net for a 21-16 lead. The junior hit Hoeffner one minute later, as the Blue and White advantage grew to six goals with just under 10 minutes to play.

Arcadia cut into the lead with a free position shot at the 8:44 mark, but over the next seven minutes, Scharf kept the Knights off the board, with a pair of free position shot saves. Senior Emily Crouse (Allentown Central Catholic) pushed the lead back to seven goals, recording back to back goals in a span of 15 seconds, before both teams scored in the final 63 second of the game.

Sophomore Jess Kaye led the Knights with four goals, while classmate Shannon Ryan, Mollitor and senior Nicole Hutson (Archbishop Wood) scored three goals each. Senior Marie Brockman controlled six draws, while classmate Courtney Capeheart paired four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Sophomore goaltender Molly Naylor recorded eight saves in the loss.

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