Farley falls to 1-3 after loss to Ducks
By STEVE KEPPEL
If there is any interhall football team that could be compared to the Fighting Irish it would have to be Farley Hall.
After a one-point loss to Howard on Wednesday their record, like the football team's, stands at a disappointing 1-3. In the last two games they lost by a combined three points.
"It is tough because our offense is playing well and our record does not reflect our team's ability," Farley captain Jenn Ross said.
In the first half against Howard, it was all Farley. Wide receiver Lindsey Kosinski scored the first points of the night on a short pass that was set up by a 25-yard catch and run by center Erica Freeburg.
The Howard offense was shut down in the first half by a tough Farley defense. The Ducks went into halftime down 6-0.
"We knew it was our game to win," said Howard's Julie Wernick, who was a key player in the second half.
"We knew we were the better team we just had to go out and play our game," coach Nate Medland said.
After the intermission the Duck's defense came out fired up. With only a few minutes gone by, Emily Borg picked off an errant Farley pass and returned it to the 5-yard line. On fourth-and-goal Howard quarterback Jill Veselik scrambled around and found an open Wernick in the back of the endzone. Wernick added the all important extra point giving them the one point lead that turned out to seal the win.
The rest of the game was controlled by Howard's defense lead by Dawn Kennedy who had three second-half sacks.
Coach Medland said, "It is important to get better each week."
Howard improved to 3-0 and takes on a winless Badin on Sunday.
BP 13, McGlinn 6
The first match-up of the night featured undefeated Breen-Phillips against a winless and scoreless McGlinn.
It looked like McGlinn might change its losing ways as it put up six quick points after a Breen-Phillips turnover. Breen-Phillips, however, repsonded by scoring on its very next possession.
"That touchdown was our key to victory," Breen-Phillips captain Katie Leicht said.
Running back Karen Swanson added another touchdown right before the end of the half, putting Breen-Phillips up 13-6.
The second half was dominated by Breen-Phillips' defense, led by the rushes of lineman Tricia Keppel.
"We struggled on defense in the first half but pulled it together in the second half," Leicht said. McGlinn's offense was plagued by sacks and dropped passes and failed once again to add a victory to their string of losses and ties.
Cavanaugh 20, Badin 0
Cavanaugh proved it is a force to be reckoned with last night as Cavanaugh convincingly defeated a struggling Badin team.
The "chaos defense" made its presence known early by picking of a first quarter pass and returning it for a score.
The offense took its turn and scored on a 30-yard bomb the very next series. To cap it off, Cavanaugh intercepted and returned another pass to score a 20-0 win.
Badin's defense again played tough, but the offense could not seem to muster any points.
All Sports Stories for Friday, October 1, 1999