Cake Walk: Cabrini Routs Marywood
from press release
RADNOR, Pa. – The Cabrini men's lacrosse team earned its 14th consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference title with today's dominating 25-5 win over Marywood University at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The victory improves the Blue and White to 16-1 on the season and extends Cabrini's regular and postseason conference win streak to 129 games.
Junior Damian Sobieski earned Most Valuable Player accolades after tallying a career high nine points, including a career best seven goals. Senior Corey Elmer matched Sobieski with nine points on the day, matching a program record with six assists, moving the senior into second place all time of Cabrini's scoring list with 260 points.
Junior Mike Leyden recorded a career high six goals, while sophomore Bruce Overbay recorded his second career hat trick.
Junior Anthony DiNenno dominated the faceoff spot, winning 18 of his 21 chances and scooping eight ground balls. Sophomore Chris Schneekloth went 6-7 at the spot, securing four ground balls. Elmer added six ground balls, while a trio of Cavaliers scooped three each.
Freshman goaltender Hank Altschuler improved to 10-0 after recording two saves. Fellow freshman Austin Marshall and sophomore Chris Treat also saw action between the pipes, combining for four saves.
The Blue and White stepped on the field looking to dominate the play, and that they did from the opening whistle. Leyden opened the scoring 39 seconds into the game and tallied his second at the 8:07 mark. Sobieski then added a pair as Cabrini extended its lead to 7-0 after the first period.
After nine consecutive goals to open the game, Marywood got on the board with 8:09 left in the half. Cabrini eliminated any Pacers' momentum as Sobieski recorded three goals in a 48 second span, handing the Cavaliers a 12-1 lead at the break.
Cabrini showed no let up in the second half, as it extended its scoring run to eight unanswered goals, with the first five goals of the second half. Senior JoJo Cooper found Overbay in the final seconds of the third quarter for an 18-2 lead. The Blue and White put the game away in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, as junior Anthony DiSanzo, Overbay, Sobieski and freshman Evan Downey scored in a span of 84 seconds early in the fourth quarter.
With the win, Cabrini earned the CSAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Cabrini must wait for Sunday's NCAA Selection show to learn its tournament fate.
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