Farley looks for revenge against BP in season opener
By RACHEL PROTZMAN
This Sunday will be the chance for Farley to get revenge against Breen-Phillips for eliminating it from the playoffs last year.
Farley, who ended the season with a winning record, lost to BP in the second round of playoff action while BP ended the season at 7-2 after a loss to Pasquirella East in the championship game.
"It's going to be a tough game," Farley captain Jennifer Ross said. "Last year's loss is a motivating factor for our returning players."
Rookie sophomore quarterback Megan Sheehan will lead Farley's offense. "We threw her into the position and she's really stepping it up," Ross said.
Farley also will be strong defensively with almost the entire defense returning.
"This game will give us a starting point on what to work on for the rest of the season," Ross said. "Plus no one's lost yet, so it's going to be a lot of fun."
BP, however, is without many seniors, but is optimistic about the freshmen turnout. "We're excited about the young and inexperienced players. We have good freshmen athletes," BP captain Katie Leicht said.
Returning quarterback Jenny Choi, a fifth-year senior, will lead the strong defense. "Defense is definitely our strength. Our big goal is to make it back to the championships," Leicht said.
Howard vs. Cavanaugh.
Cavanaugh finished the season last year at 5-3. While it still has a core of returning juniors and seniors, it does have a young offense.
"We've had a good defense the past couple years," Cavanaugh captain Melissa Tacey said, "And we're looking to maximize all scoring opportunities with our new offense and still keep our strong defense."
Howard will be led by returning quarterback, sophomore Jell Veselik.
"She did a great job for us last year," said captain Julie Wernick. "And we're anticipate her to be even better this year.
"We're strong defensively and we're focusing on offense a lot too, trying to strenthen it," she said. "We're just going to go out and play hard and hope we can come away with a win."
Pangborn vs. McGlinn
Pangborn and McGlinn also face each other Sunday. McGlinn ended last year at 2-3 and looks to improve this year.
"We didn't really lose anyone, only two players, last year so we have a really solid defense," McGlinn captain Jana Poscharski said. "And we have a young enthusiastic offense full of freshmen this year."
Katie Sullivan, a senior cornerback, and Jess Coseo, a senior linebacker, are expected to lead the defense.
"They're the heart of our defense this year," Poscharski said. "We are looking to be more competitive this year than in past years. And we hope to do that by playing well and kicking the season off right."
Pangborn will look to improve last year's 4-3 record.
"We have a very young team, defense especially," captain Jillian DePaul said. "We have a lot of speed and basically a new look offensively."
With no scrimmage and little practice time in, DePaul said, "We are hoping that it'll come together Sunday. It's our first big test."
All games will take place at McGlinn Fields. Cavanaugh and Howard play
at 3 p.m., followed by Farley and BP at 4 p.m. Pangborn and McGlinn round
out the games at 5 p.m.
All Sports Stories for Friday, September 17, 1999