April 25, 2009

Cabrini Wraps Up CSAC Top Seed

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RADNOR, Pa. - The No. 14 Cabrini men's lacrosse team wrapped up its ninth consecutive undefeated Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) regular season under ninth-year head coach Steve Colfer with a resounding 23-4 win against Marywood University Saturday. Senior attackman Scott Reimer (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) and junior attackman Casey Grugan (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) each etched their names into Cavaliers' lore in the victory.

Reimer, Cabrini's all-time leader in goals, toppled another scoring record against the Pacers, claiming sole possession of the Cavaliers' career points chart. Reimer's first goal of the game at the 8:15 mark of the first quarter surpassed Athletic Hall of Fame honoree Tom Lemieux (199-2002) total of 233 points. Reimer finished the contest with six points on six goals.

Grugan matched Reimer with six points on three goals and three assists, all in the second half. Grugan's second goal of the game with 42 seconds remaining in the third period was his 79th point of the season, eclipsing Lemieux's single-season mark established in 2002. Additionally, his performance extends the nation's second-longest consecutive points streak to 53 games.

Grugan's (93) three assists also slots him in second-place all-time on Cabrini's career list, moving past former Cavalier and current assistant coach Rory Friel's 92 helpers from 2002-05.

The win is the Cavaliers 86th straight versus a CSAC opponent, including the postseason, since 2001. Cabrini has gone unbeaten in its last 71 games versus a league foe during the regular season.

Sophomore midfielder Paul Skulski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley) contributed four points on two goals and two assists. Senior Matt Conaway (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) (1G, 1A), junior Steve Kapp (Oreland, Pa./La Salle) (1G, 1A) and sophomore Dan Terenick (Woodlynn, Pa./Ridley) (2G) each notched two points in the win.

The Blue & White owned a 44-33 advantage in groundballs. Junior midfielder Rich Romanelli and freshman midfielder Andrew Zelinski each scooped four groundballs.

Cabrini established its offensive presence as a result of its performance in the face-off circle. Senior Mike Dolente (Phoenixville, Pa./Spring-Ford) collected nine draw victories in 12 attempts. Senior Kevin Fahey (Nutley, N.J./Nutley) and sophomore Mike Gurenlian (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) each won five face-offs.

Senior goalkeeper Kevin Chenoweth (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) started in the cage for the Cavaliers, logging 30 minutes and making five saves. Senior Bobby Chambers (West Chester, Pa./Henderson) played the second half, posting six stops and keeping the Pacers off the scoreboard.

Cabrini claimed a 4-1 lead after the first period and led 11-4 at the intermission. Ahead just three goals, 6-3, the Cavaliers closed the second stanza on a 5-1 run.

The Blue & White defense, led by long poles senior Jeff Moore (Springfield, Pa./Springfield), senior Joe Monroe (Newtown Square, Pa./Marple), freshman John McSorley (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) and defensive middie Pat Grenier (Ridley, Pa./Ridley), held the Marywood offense without a goal in the second half.

Cabrini closed the contest on a 12-0 run. Reimer deposited four of the third quarter's last five goals. Grugan chipped in with all of his scores in the last 30 minutes.

The win improves the Cavaliers' all-time record to 24-4 at Edith Robb Dixon Field since 2007.

Cabrini (12-3, 6-0) will resume action as the CSAC's top seed of the postseason tournament Wednesday, April 29. Game time is yet to be determined.

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