Cavanaugh faces Ryan in game with potential playoff implications
Maureen Schweninger | Monday, October 5, 2015
Cavanaugh faces unbeaten Ryan on Tuesday night in a game with significant playoff implications as both teams hit midseason.
Cavanaugh (2-2) is hoping to keep the momentum from its Sunday matchup with Lyons. Senior captain Katie Kaes said defense has been a focus in Cavanaugh’s practice this week.
“We’re still working with it all, especially switching between offense and defense,” Kaes said. “We’ve got some girls that are playing both. We have to work with going from one mentality to the next at that game speed.”
Ryan (3-0) is facing major adjustments in practice after losing its starting quarterback in its last game. Freshman Jenny Moore went home this weekend for an MRI.
“She has at least an MCL tear, possibly an MCL and ACL tear,” senior captain and receiver Erin Clark said. “It’s a big loss. Obviously making sure we have someone solid at quarterback this weekend is key.”
It is likely the Wildcat offense will use two or more quarterbacks in relief this week, Clark said. In light of these changes, Clark said it is important for the defense to step up.
“We had some struggles last time,” Clark said. “Going into our game against Cav, it’ll be really good for us to put a lot of defensive pressure on them.”
Kaes said Cavanaugh is determined to avoid another loss.
“We’re just trying to work off of our win last weekend and keep the momentum,” Kaes said. “I think we all kind of liked the feeling of winning. We want to have that again.”
Cavanaugh and Ryan go head-to-head Tuesday at Riehle Fields at 7 p.m.