`Chaotic' match-up set for tonight
By KEVIN BERCHOU
The Cavanaugh Chaos enter tonight's game against Badin on the heels of a thrilling 8-6 victory over the women of Farley.
The Chaos will look to mount a win streak on the strength of a strong, "chaotic" defense led by Meghan Rhatigan and Heather Hoffman, whose interception and return of a Farley conversion attempt provided the winning margin on Sunday.
"We hope to continue playing strong defense," Chaos captain Melissa Tacey said. "Then we'll look to try to move the ball a bit better on offense."
Badin enters the matchup looking for its first win. The ladies of Badin are extremely strong on the defensive side of the ball, having shutout McGlinn in a scoreless game Sunday to improve to 0-1-1.
The offense appears to need work and Badin will need to move the football if they are going to knock off the Chaos.
Howard vs. Farley
The Howard Ducks may very well be the class of the Gold League.
Having run their record to 2-0 with a 10-0 decision over Pangborn on Sunday, Howard will look to carry that momentum into tonight's tussle with Farley's Finest.
Howard is led by two-way star Jill Veselik, who plays both quarterback and defensive back. It was Veselik who single-handedly stole the show on Sunday, intercepting two passes and throwing a score of her own to lead the Ducks to victory. The Ducks' offensive success is predicated on her ability to move the ball.
If Howard is to remain undefeated, Veselik will need to continue her solid play.
Farley comes into the game looking to even its record, after falling 8-6 to Cavanaugh to slip to 1-2.
Farley, like its opponent tonight, is led by its quarterback.
Meghan Sheehan's arm strength should allow for the Finest to feature a wide-open offensive attack.
Breen-Phillips vs. McGlinn
The McGlinn Shamrocks enter tonight's battle against Breen-Phillips looking for its first win.
The Shamrocks, after battling Badin to a scoreless tie on Sunday, are 0-1-2, and feature a dominant defensive unit led by standout senior Bridget O'Connor, who anchors the defensive line.
"We haven't allowed a point defensively in our last two games," McGlinn captain Jana Poscharsky said. "Our defensive line has played really well."
Breen-Phillips will look to remain undefeated and unscored upon. The Babes have outscored their first two opponents 26-0.
With both teams boasting a strong defense, the talented BP offense should give the advantage to the Babes.
All Sports Stories for Wednesday, September 29, 1999