Badin and B.P. continue rivalry
The premier matchup on the Wednesday night interhall schedule features Badin and Breen Phillips.
The teams battled to a 6-6 tie last year. Their seasons, however, went in vastly different directions.
Badin ended the year at 1-4-1 and in the cellar of their divsion. Meanwhile, the then-Banshees made the playoffs on their way to a stadium appearance. Badin, however, intends to make some noise in the gold division.
Prissy Clements, who was injured in the first game of last year, looks to provide leadership and athleticism as the starting quarterback. She will be helped by a strong core of wide receivers, including Betsy Cavo and Helena Pan.
Gansen noted that the biggest question mark for Badin in this game will be the coaching. The coaches are very excited about the strong group of freshmen. Badin captain Cavo says that the team has a lot of talent and looks to go very far this year.
Badin is interested in the way they will matchup with B.P. If the offense is able to put together some long drives, it can pull off the upset.
B.P. will not have many surprises when it faces Badin at 7 p.m. at Stepan, but what they do have is an experienced team poised to get back to the stadium.
B.P.'s defense, led by Ann Moriarty and Karen Swanson, is its strong suit. Its defense shut out Farley in its opener and scored eight points in the 8-0 victory. The offense, spearheaded by fifth-year senior Jenny Choi, looks to get back on track after being shutdown by Farley.
Farley vs. McGlinn
Farley and McGlinn face off in the late game at tonight at 9 p.m. on the Stepan Fields with both teams looking to notch their first wins of the season.
McGlinn is coming off of an opening day tie with Pangborn. The Shamrocks have spent a great deal of time working with the offense.
Quarterback Nicole Benjamin's main target will be receiver Emily Haranin. McGlinn also wants to keep up the defensive intensity that blanked Pangborn.
Farley looks to rebound from a disappointing 8-0 loss to B.P. Farley intends to keep up the swarming defense that shutout Farley on Sunday.
"The offense has a better idea of what it is going to take to win games," captain Jennifer Ross said.
Pangborn vs. Cavanaugh
Two playoff teams from last year square off tonight at 8 p.m.
Pangborn is coming off of a disappointing tie to McGlinn and looks to regroup against Cavanaugh. The Pangborn offense looks to put up some points this week and hopes its defense will be able to keep up the intensity.
Cavanaugh also looks to get back on track after an opening day loss. It needs to move the ball well on offense again, but this time it intends to capatalize on opportunities.
According to Melissa Tacey they need to clean up their game by stopping penalties and play well beginning to end.
All Sports Stories for Wednesday, September 22, 1999