Cabrini Leads at the Half, but Falls to Scranton

RADNOR, Pa. Cabrini owned a 9-7 lead at halftime before Landmark Conference foe Scranton outscored the Cavaliers in the second half, 9-2, en route to a 16-11 loss at Edith Robb Dixon Field on Thursday afternoon. Senior attack Jamie O'Hanlon (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) led Cabrini in the loss with six points, including the 200th of her career.

O'Hanlon paired five goals with one assist for the Cavaliers, reaching the scoring milestone with an assist to freshman attack Sarah Means with 42 seconds remaining in the first half. The goal was part of a 4-0 run to end the first half for the Blue & White.

In 63 career games played at Cabrini, O'Hanlon has totaled 202 points with 131 goals and 71 assists. She is the second Cavalier in two seasons to reach the 200-point plateau, joining former teammates Erin Nollen (294; 2007-10) and Amanda Alexandrowicz (263; 2006, 2008-10).

Junior attack Jacky McDermott (Secane, Pa./Ridley HS) totaled four points with one goal and three assists in just her fourth game back from an injury. Sophomore attack Christina Pasquariello (Gladwyne, Pa./Harriton HS) notched three points, netting two goals with one assist.

Freshman attack Kellie Manoppello (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion HS) (1G, 1A) and Means (2G) each finished with two points.

Senior defender Courtney Davis (Madison, N.J./Madison HS) gathered a team-high three groundballs and collected three draw controls. Manoppello led the Cavaliers' efforts in the circle with a club-best five draw controls.

Freshman goalkeeper Janel Folkomer (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) posted 11 saves in the loss.

After the Lady Royals opened the contest with two unanswered goals, the Cavaliers responded with a 4-0 run over the next 11 minutes.

Scranton countered with a 4-0 spurt of its own and led 6-4 with 6:29 remaining in the first half. Yet, the Blue & White closed the opening 30 minutes with a 5-1 surge en route to a 9-7 advantage at the intermission.

O'Hanlon netted four goals in the first half in the final 5:52, while McDermott recorded each of her four points before halftime.

After the Cavaliers opened the second frame with a score from O'Hanlon, the Lady Royals seized control of the game with nine unanswered goals over a 21-minute stretch. Sophomore attack Deanna Giorno sparked the run with a goal at the 27:58 mark before senior attack Caroline Pryor ended the spurt with two scores.

Sophomore attack Kaitlin Lazorko led the Lady Royals in the win with six points on two goals and four assists. Sophomore attack Jilliana DePaolera paired two scores with two assists.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kathleen Smart turned away 12 Cabrini shots en route to the win between the pipes.

Cabrini (2-6) resumes its Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) schedule at home on Saturday, April 9 versus Marywood University. Game time against the Pacers is set for 12:00 p.m.

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RADNOR, Pa.-The University of Scranton ended some frustration against Cabrini College Thursday afternoon. After losing four straight to the Cavaliers, including the last three games by one goal each, the Royals overcame a two-point halftime deficit to win their eighth straight game, 16-11.

Scranton's balance came to the forefront today, with five players scoring at least two goals apiece. Senior Caroline Pryor (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) and first-year attacker Kerry Sullivan (Oceanport, N.J./Shore Regional) led the Royals with three goals each and senior defender Katie Slade (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East), sophomore midfielder Jilliana DePaolera (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) and sophomore attacker Kaitlin Lazorko (Philadelphia, Pa./Nazareth Academy) contributed two apiece.

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