Dominant Cavanaugh, Breen-Phillips to clash
Joe Meixell | Friday, October 8, 2004
This Sunday could play host to what many would consider a clash of the titans, as two of the Blue League’s most dominant teams meet.
The prolific offense of Cavanaugh (3-0-1) will test its strength against the suffocating defense of Breen-Phillips (3-1) at 3 p.m. on the West Quad.
The Babes are coming off their first loss of the season, but feel confident that they will be able to bounce back.
“Walsh was a really good team, and we had some trouble adjusting to their defense. We just made too many mistakes last week,” captain Jaimie Feltault said. “This week, we’ve just been going over the basics so that we don’t make the same things wrong.”
The Chaos hopes to continue its unbeaten season and the three-game winning streak it is riding. The task won’t be easy, though, as the Babes defense has been playing very well as of late.
“I think our defense will be our biggest strength this week,” Feltault said. “They’ve made a lot of big plays, have come up with some huge interceptions, and made big stops when it really counted.”
Breen-Phillips is aware of the magnitude of the game, but is will not let the hype affect their game plan.
“We’re just going to approach this game as we would any other. For us, this is just one more step on the road to the stadium,” Feltault said.
Cavanaugh captain Sara Gilloon was unavailable for comment.
Walsh vs. PE
Two teams headed in opposite directions will meet this weekend, as the undefeated Wild Women of Walsh face off against the winless Pyros of Pasquerilla East.
Coming off a 6-0 victory over top-ranked Breen Phillips, Walsh looks to continue its winning ways and ride the momentum into the playoffs. The Pyros simply hope to avoid a winless season.
The Wild Women will look to continue to use the two main weapons, which have led them to this point: a suffocating defense and an agile quarterback. In the game against Breen Phillips, Walsh capitalized off of two interceptions by senior Katie Hesmond and also used an impressive 100-yard rushing performance by freshman quarterback Mary Sullivan to win.
In their last game, the Pyros continued to struggle as they were shut out 19-0 by the then-winless McGlinn Shamrocks. The Shamrock offense had little trouble eluding a porous Pasquerilla East defense, while the Pyro attack struggled, having trouble even smelling the end zone.
Pasquerilla West vs. McGlinn
As the pressure of the playoffs becomes more of a reality, each game becomes more significant. With only two games each remaining, Pasquerilla West and McGlinn get ready to face each other Sunday at 2 p.m. on the West Quad field.
The Pasquerilla West interhall team (2-1-1) will face McGlinn (1-3) in the second-to-last game before the playoffs begin after the fall break.
“[It is] an important game to win in terms of the playoffs,” Pasquerilla West co-captain Abby Nerlinger said.
Pasquerilla West is fresh off a big victory that has sparked more confidence in themselves as a team.
“Coming off the win we’re excited,” Nerlinger said, referring to the recent 13-6 victory over Farley on Tuesday. “[The] main thing is keeping that up.”
Both teams hope they will win this game, helping them in the playoffs. They hope that these last two games will help them accomplish their final goals for the regular season.