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Cabrini women’s team downs Capital, 19-12, in Florida

Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/27/19
From Press Release

Cabrini University’s women’s lacrosse team outscored Capital, 12-6, in the second half, breaking open a tight game, as the Cavaliers scored a 19-12 victory in St. Petersburg, FL.

Freshman Shea Neary (Archbishop Carroll) led the Blue and White (2-1) with six goals and seven points. The rookie also scooped three ground balls, caused a turnover and controlled a draw.

Sophomore Taylor Dimmerling (Berks Catholic) and freshman Dana Carlson (Springfield-Delco) also marked the scoring column three times, while senior Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) and junior Lauren Hughes (Methacton) tallied two goals and an assist each. Murphy also posted 11 draw controls and four caused turnovers.

Freshman goaltender Sam Hamalak (Garnet Valley) notched five saves in the victory, while senior Emma Rodner-Tims (Bishop Shanahan) paired two caused turnovers and two draw controls.

The Cavaliers opened the scoring in the game’s early minutes, as Neary, Carlson and fellow freshman Morgan Fazzini scored goals in a 92 second span.

The Crusaders battled back, scoring six of the next eight goals to take a 6-5 lead with 8:31 left in the first half.

Cabrini regained the momentum before the break, as goals by Carlson and Fazzini gave the Blue and White a 7-6 lead at the half.

Hughes and Carlson netted unassisted tallies in the opening minutes of the second stanza, pushing Cabrini’s cushion back to three goals.

The teams alternated the next three goals, with each recording woman-up tallies.

Leading 10-8, the Cavaliers put the game way with a string of four unanswered goals over a four minute span midway through the half.

Murphy scored the first of her two goals, with Dimmerling netting a woman-down goal 20 seconds later. Neary returned to the scoring column, followed by a goal from senior Katie Kucia (Archbishop Carroll) that put Cabrini ahead 14-8 with 15 minutes to play.

Capital looked to get back into the game, scoring two of the next three goals, but Cabrini had an answer. Murphy and Dimmerling took advantage of Crusaders’ yellow card to tally woman-up goals, giving Cabrini an insurmountable 17-10 lead with just 6:31 to play.

The Cavaliers outshot Capital 42-25 and forced 17 free position shots to just nine for the Crusaders. Cabrini also scooped 17 ground balls, while pressuring the Crusaders into 18 turnovers.

Senior goaltender Lisa Lotz kept the game close, recording 15 saves in the loss, while senior Makenna Ozenghar provided the offensive spark with four goals and three assists for Capital (1-2).

The Blue and White will return to action on March 12, when they travel down the Main Line to face Haverford College (1-0). Game time is slated for 12pm.

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