By: Claire Kositzky
Women’s basketball opened their season at home this past Saturday with a 68-54 loss against Albion College.
“For our first game with such a young team, I thought that we came out with great intensity. We still have areas to improve on, but overall in this game, I believe we showed how much potential we have as a team. It should be an exciting season!” said junior Alanna Ferry.
The lady Eagles started the game off right, leading the scoreboard with an eight-point lead. Senior Meghan Novak had a three point shot. Freshman Shannon Ryan also shot a three, putting Benedictine in the lead at 17-9. Novak assisted Benedictine in the first 14 points scored for the lady eagles.
Albion fought back during the second half of the game. Albion opened the second half with a three point shot. From there on, Albion took the lead. At one point, Albion was up by 10 points with seven minutes left in the game. Benedictine gave it their all, scoring 5 points with 3 minutes and 50 seconds left in the game. Ryan scored a layup but was unable to catch up to Albion.
“I think there are a lot of kinks we need to work our and plenty of things we need to work on as a team. Overall, the vibe of the team has never been better in my four years here. There is a ton of talent and potential within our team and I am very excited to see where this season will take us,” said senior Vincenza Ranallo.
Benedictine will face Manchester University in an all weekend tournament this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday in Indiana.
“The team has been working very hard this week in practice and hope to bring home a road win against Monmouth as well as have success in our tournament this weekend in Indiana,” said Novak.