Pasquariello Nets 7 as Cabrini Routs Neumann

ASTON, Pa. Cabrini maintained its share of first place in the CSAC with today's 20-9 win at league rival Neumann. The win extends the Blue and White's current win streak to six games, the program's longest since a nine game run in 2007. The victory improves the Cavaliers to 6-5 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference play.

Just five days after recording career highs of five goals and eight points, senior Christina Pasquariello recorded another career day. The senior led the Blue and White with seven goals on just seven shots and an assist for her second eight point game of the season. Sophomore Lacie Doubet added six points on four goals and two helpers, while freshman Katie Lasater recorded her first three assist game.

The game remained tight for the first 16 minutes of the first half, which featured four ties. Both teams exchanged goals with Neumann scoring first then Cabrini evening the score. Early goals by sophomore Melissa Scanzano, Lasater and Doubet each tied the score after the Knights gained some momentum.

Trailing 4-3, junior Ali May scored an unassisted goal that seemed to change the game. May's third goal of the season sent the Blue and White on a run of six unanswered goals. A pair of Pasquariello scored at the 12:39 and 11:37 marks gave Cabrini a 6-4 lead.

Doubet added to the lead with 5:36 left in the half, before junior Bree Thompson and Pasquariello's third of the opening half extended the lead to 10-4. The Knights added a goal in the final seconds, sending the teams into the break with Cabrini leading 10-5.

The halftime break did nothing to slow the Cavaliers' attack. Doubet opened the half with her third of the afternoon just 50 seconds into play. Goals by Pasquariello and Carzo extended Cabrini's lead to 13-5 with 25 minutes left on the clock.

The Knights momentarily ended the run with a goal at the 22:07 mark, but 20 seconds later Doubet got the goal back when she converted a free position shot. Pasquariello scored her fifth of the day midway through the half, extending Cabrini's lead to 15-6. Neumann cut the lead back to 15-7 with 14:18 to play, but again the Cavaliers wasted little time responding. Less than one minute later, Lasater found Carzo to complete the sophomore's hat trick.

Pasquariello closed her career day with her final two goals of the day at the 10:55 and 9:44 marks, stretching the lead to 18-7. The Knights looked to close the game on a good note, cutting into their deficit with goals at 8:22 and 6:41. The Cavaliers, however had other plans, rebuilding its 11 goal lead as freshman Nathalie Basunga and Thompson netted goals in the final 3:02.

While the Blue and White outshot the Knights 40-23, the Cavaliers also tallied season-highs in goals, shots on goal (33) and draw controls (21).

Basunga claimed game high honors with a career high 10 draw controls. May added five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers to her goal. Junior goaltender Janel Folkomer posted 10 saves in the victory, five coming on Neumann's free position shots.

Jordan Hopkins and Rebecca Dolenti tallied four goals each for the Knights (11-2, 5-1 CSAC).

The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday when they host Centenary College (4-6, 2-2 CSAC). Game time is slated for 12:00 p.m. at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

2013-04-09



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