[Jon Cunningham - For Shaw Media]
Casmere did it, in part, by not always thinking about scoring. Realizing that Benet had its deepest and most offensively talented team in program history, she relied on her teammates to shoulder some of the load when defenses began double-teaming her after she scored six goals in the first five games.
“That was the key,” Benet coach Gerard Oconer said. “Because obviously with her talent, [opponents] are going to collapse on her and so that’s going to free up everybody else.”
That’s exactly what happened. The Redwings (24-3-1) set a school record for most goals (107) and, for the second straight year, most wins in a season.
“I think working together, that’s what you’ve got to do,” Casmere said. “Up top, you can’t just try to take it yourself because you’re not going to make 100 percent of the shots you take and you’ve got to have trust in your outside forwards.
“I have to trust my outside forwards, my center midfielders and the outside backs and center backs if they go forward.”