A non-league game at Class B contender East Syracuse-Minoa followed on Thursday night, and big performances by Cabrey and goalie Megan Evangelista helped push the Warriors to an impressive 10-4 victory over the Spartans.
In a 27-second span early in the first half, Cabrey got Liverpool on the board and assisted on Cassidy Hall’s goal. Then she added two more goals late in the half, plus a second assist, and the Warriors were up 5-1 at the break.
ESM had as many chances as the Warriors, but time and again Evangelista made superb stops at the net, earning most of her seven saves in that first half. Then she got to relax as the Warriors pulled away in the latter stages, Cabrey getting a fourth goal and Maggie Tassone scoring twice as Sardella and Kline also found the net.
Carrying that momentum over into Saturday’s game against Oswego, the Warriors (6-7) inched closer to a playoff berth, beating the Buccaneers 14-9.
Here, Liverpool’s defense had a more difficult time, but a steady, productive attack allowed the hosts to go to the break with a 7-6 lead. Then the back line settled down, Evangelista working her way to seven saves as the margin grew down the stretch.
When the Bucs’ defense ganged up on Cabrey, she simply passed to open teammate, leading to a career-best six assists. Often, those passes went to Kershner and Hall, who led the way with three goals apiece. Kline, Parkins, Sardella, Farrah Ziaie and Sierra DiPietro had one goal apiece.
To get to the playoffs, though, Liverpool would have to spring a surprise, given that it would face Baldwinsville and West Gensee this week. C-NS also gets to play B’ville, on Thursday night at Bragman Stadium, right after its own game with Oswego on Tuesday.