April 10, 2011

No. 8 Roanoke Fends Off No. 17 Cabrini

from press release

Sophomore Erick Zarzecki made a career-high 22 saves in his 30th start for Cabrini, but it was not enough as Roanoke posted the 14-13 victory.
© Kevin P. Tucker

RADNOR, Pa. – In front of a near capacity crowd at Edith Robb Dixon Field, the No. 17 Cabrini men's lacrosse team saw its season-best five-game win streak come to a close in dramatic fashion following a 14-13 loss versus No. 8 Roanoke College on Sunday afternoon. The loss is the Cavaliers' third by one goal against a nationally ranked opponent this season.

Cabrini trailed 14-12 with less than 30 seconds remaining before senior defenseman Steve Heaps pulled the Cavaliers within one score, 14-13, with only 18 ticks on the clock. Cabrini won the ensuing face-off and eyed a tie game until senior attackman Paul Skulski's shot attempt was pushed away by Roanoke goalkeeper Charles Pease as time expired.

Sophomore attackman Bobby Thorp led the Cavaliers' offense, totaling five points with four goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Dan Terenick recorded four points with three scores and one assist.

Sophomore attackman Jeff Crosby posted two points with two goals. Junior attackman Brian Hill and freshman attackman Matt Biegel each tallied two points, pairing one goal with one assist.

Hill's assist on a third quarter goal from Terenick proved to be the 100th point in his career. He becomes the 17th player all-time at Cabrini to reach 100 career points.

Heaps led the Cavaliers with seven groundballs, while junior defenseman John McSorley recorded four caused turnovers.

Sophomore goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki made his 30th career start in between the pipes for the Blue & White and posted a career-high 22 saves in the loss.

Roanoke (10-3) jumped out to a quick 3-0 less than 1:15 into the first quarter before the Cavaliers battled back to even the count, 4-4, after one quarter. Crosby scored consecutive goals at the end of the opening period, including one with only six seconds on the clock.

The Maroons opened the second quarter with two scores, grabbing a 6-4 advantage with 9:29 remaining until halftime. However, Thorp's personal 2-0 run closed the half and pulled the Cavaliers tied at halftime, 6-6.

Cabrini netted four of the first six goals of the third quarter en route to a 10-8 cushion at the 6:14 mark. Yet, Roanoke ran off five unanswered goals on its way to a 13-10 advantage with just 9:14 remaining in the game.

Thorp and Terenick pulled the Blue & White back within one score with 6:49 left before Richard Lachlan pushed the Maroons' lead back to two goals, 14-12, setting the stage for the dramatic finish.

Lachlan led the Roanoke offense with five points on four goals and one assist. Mike Hayden and Trey Keeley each netted three goals.

Behind Justin Tuma's 13-for-20 performance, Roanoke owned a considerable advantage in the face-off circle, winning 19-of-29 attempts.

Pease turned away 12 shots for the Maroons in the win.

The victory is Roanoke's third straight against the Cavaliers. The Blue & White is now 1-5 all-time against the Maroons dating back to the 2006 season.

Cabrini (7-4) resumes its Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) schedule on Saturday, April 16 at Centenary College. Game time against the Cyclones is set for 3 p.m.


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