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McCabe’s brace powers Lions past CSE, 3-1, in CSAC opener

McCabe’s brace powers Lions past CSE, 3-1, in CSAC opener

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – Maggie McCabe had a breakout performance as she had an impact in all three goals that the Bryn Athyn College women's soccer team scored Friday night, scoring two and assisting on the other, as the Lions started Colonial States Athletic Conference play with a 3-1 win over the College of Saint Elizabeth.

McCabe got Bryn Athyn (2-3-1, 1-0-0 CSAC) off to a quick start when she scored her first collegiate goal just 3:11 into the contest. Ashley Rivera began the sequence as she dribbled into the center of the field and had her shot attempt blocked by an Eagle defender. The ricochet fell at the feet of McCabe who then blasted the ball past a diving Haley Baron.

Tori Titano extended the gap to two at 7:09 with an assist from McCabe. McCabe played a pass to a cutting Titano at the penalty area. Titano was able to get her right foot on the pass and one-timed the ball just inside the right post for her first goal of the season.

The College of Saint Elizabeth's Carissa Kirkland cut the Bryn Athyn lead in half when she ran through the Lion defense and slid the ball past Allie Warren at the 15:10 mark.

McCabe allowed Bryn Athyn to reclaim its two-goal cushion when she scored on a turnaround shot from 19 yards out that just snuck under the crossbar at 65:28. Jissed Rosero Alegria notched an assist after dribbling through three Eagle defenders on the left side of the penalty area and finding an open McCabe.

Bryn Athyn controlled the play throughout the contest as the Lions attempted a program-record 42 shots compared to just six for the College of Saint Elizabeth (0-7-0, 0-1-0 CSAC). The Lions also had 11 corner kicks, the most since they took 15 on October 21, 2017.

Warren earned the win by stopping two shots, while Baron stood tall in goal with 18 stops.

Bryn Athyn will look to keep the momentum going when it hosts Cedar Crest in a CSAC clash on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. on General Ronald K. Nelson Field.