Cabrini Outguns Immaculata in CSAC Tournament

RADNOR, Pa. Cabrini is moving on to the semifinal round of the CSAC tournament after an 18-10 victory against Immaculata at Edith Robb Dixon Field on Saturday night. Senior attack Gabrielle Gorbey (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley HS) powered the Cavaliers' offense with a team-best six points on four goals and two assists in the win.

Senior midfielder Dolores Weathers (Media, Pa./Sacred Heart HS) notched five points with three goals and two assists. Junior attack Jacky McDermott (Secane, Pa./Ridley HS) also put up five points, pairing two scores with three helpers.

Senior Jamie O'Hanlon (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS), one of three CSAC First Team selections for Cabrini announced on Friday, carried her regular season success into the postseason with four points on four goals against the Mighty Macs.

Freshman midfielder Kellie Manoppello (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion HS) totaled three points with three goals, while freshman attack Sarah Means (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan HS) recorded two points with two goals.

The Cavaliers owned a 27-17 advantage in groundballs and a 17-12 edge in draw controls against IU. Sophomore defender Jenna DiNardo (Newark, Del./Archmere Academy) and freshman goalkeeper Janel Folkomer (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) both scooped five groundballs.

Weathers helped the Blue & White establish a presence the draw circle, winning five controls. Senior Courtney Davis collected four draw controls.

Folkomer made her 16th straight in 16 games tonight and turned away seven Immaculata shot attempts en route to the win.

The Mighty Macs jumped out to a 2-1 lead before Cabrini ran off nine unanswered goals, securing a comfortable 10-2 advantage with 4:43 remaining in the first half. The Cavaliers scored 11 of the final 12 goals in the opening 30 minutes.

Weathers keyed the first half run with a goal at the 21:19 mark. Gorbey netted three goals and handed out two assists during the decisive run. Cabrini owned a 12-3 lead at the intermission.

Immaculata (5-11) and the Blue & White traded scores to begin the second half until the Cavaliers twice pushed the lead to 10 goals. O'Hanlon's third goal of the contest ballooned the Cabrini advantage to 17-7 wth 13:44 remaining.

The Mighty Macs scored three straight goals before O'Hanlon capped the game's scoring with only 34 ticks left on the clock.

Kacie O'Neill led the IU offense with five points on five goals in the loss. Emily Hallett totaled four points with four assists. Britt Worthington stopped 16 shots for the Mighty Macs.

The victory advances the Cavaliers to the CSAC Semifinal. The Blue & White is in pursuit of its third straight CSAC crown and 11th in program history.

Cabrini (7-9) will have to do it on the road, next playing at No. 2 seed Gwynedd-Mercy College on Wednesday, May 4. Game time is to be determined.

2011-04-30



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