By Pat Mariboe
Elm Staff Writer
The Shorewomen suffered their first defeat of the season this past Wednesday when they lost 0-2 to host Cabrini College. The Cabrini Cavaliers, who were the Colonial States Athletic Conference champions last season, started off the scoring early when Melissa Scanzano scored an unassisted goal just 68 seconds into the game.
The Cavaliers added another goal to their tally, when 20 minutes later, Devon Miller slotted home the second goal of the match. Cabrini would finish off the game in the 86th minute when they converted a penalty kick to make it 3-0 on the day. Sophmore Melissa Barry made seven saves for the Shorewomen.
“I think that the game defintely helped us see some areas that we need to work on,” sophomore Kelsey McCurdy said. “Things like quicker passing and decision making need to be improved. A lot of us are in new positions and are figuring out how to play in them.”
The team played their second away game this season on Saturday against Widener. The Shorewomen had just come off their first defeat of the season and were hoping to make amends for the loss.
Widener was the first team to strike in the match when Eva Reyes slipped the ball past Barry in the 73rd minute, giving the home side the 1-0 lead.
The Shorewomen had a chance to salvage a draw late on in the game with only two minutes to go, but the Widener goalkeeper was able to block sophomore striker Ashley Shortt’s shot, securing the win for the home side. Barry made three saves in the loss.
“I expect our team to stick together through the good times as well as the bad,” junior Bailey Howard said. “I believe our program is going to excel this year and be a strong competitor in the Centennial Conference.”
WC looks to improve their undefeated home record as they face off at 4:30 p.m. against Penn State Harrisburg on Thursday at home. Penn State Harrisburg holds a 2-1 record with their most recent win being a 3-2 victory over Albright.