February 26, 2011

Scranton Wins in Rogalski Debut

from press release

SCRANTON, Pa. - The University of Scranton made Jim Rogalski's head coaching debut a memorable one against DeSales University Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.

The Royals dominated the Bulldogs in all phases of the game en route to a 10-3 victory. Scranton out-shot DeSales, 42-15, and won 14 of 17 face-offs to post their second straight season-opening victory.

Senior attacker Robert Pantages (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) scored all of his game-high four goals in the first half as the Royals jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and settled for a 7-1 advantage by intermission.

Scranton, now 1-0, also received two goals from sophomore midfielder Dillon McInerney (Hawthorne, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and junior midfielder Mike Rufo (Broomall, Pa./Haverford School), a goal and two assists from sophomore attacker Taylor Nelson (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East) and a goal and an assist from junior attacker Daniel Slade (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South).

DeSales, now 0-1, was led by sophomore midfielder Jarrod Wiedow (Flanders, N.J./Morris Catholic) with a goal and two assists and junior attacker Tony Fabrizio (Hellertown, Pa./Easton) and sophomore attacker James Guerrier (Floral Park, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) chipped in a goal apiece. Senior goalie Justin Campanelli (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) finished with a game-high 11 saves.

Senior midfielder and honorable mention preseason all-American Pat Cefalu (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) set the tone for the Royals by dominating the face-offs and keeping Scranton on offense throughout much of the afternoon. Cefalu won 13 of his 14 face-off attempts, including all four in the first period, and finished with a game-high 13 ground balls.

Senior goalie Jeremy Dowiak (Hackettstown, N.J./West Morris) started and made three saves in the first half before giving way to sophomore Ben Worthington (Jenkintown, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and senior Adam Gershowitz (Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills), both of whom combined to stop three shots.

The Royals will continue a three-game home stand on Tuesday, March 1, against Farmingdale State University beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field

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