February 25, 2012

Cabrini Bests No. 17 Haverford

from press release

– The Cabrini College men's lacrosse team opened their 2012 on a high note, defeating the #17 Haverford College Fords 9-3 at Haverford's Swan Field. Today's win marks the Cavaliers' first win over the Fords since Cabrini's 15-3 win on February 28, 2009.

Cabrini senior Brian Hill led the Blue and White's offensive attack, tallying three goals on a game-high eight shots. Junior Bobby Thorp posted a game-high four points, on a goal and three assists.

Senior Joe Arrell paired a goal and two assists for three points on the day. Freshman Mike Leyden recorded his first collegiate points with two goals on just two shots.

Blue and White goaltender Eric Zarzecki posted 12 saves.

Senior John McSorley and junior Andrew Kvech caused three turnovers each, while junior Tim Grenier and sophomore JoJo Cooper caused two each.

Freshman Anthony DiNenno won 10 of his 14 faceoff opportunities in his first collegiate action. Cabrini controlled 25 ground balls to Haverford's 21, led by DiNenno's eight.

The Cavaliers opened the scoring just 71 seconds into the game when senior Joe Arrell found sophomore Matt Biegel. Six minutes later, the Blue and White again found the net. Freshman Julius Mouser notched his first collegiate goal at the 7:20 mark.

Thorp opened the second quarter with an unassisted goal. After a Haverford goal, Leyden scored the first of his pair of goals with 6:27 to play before halftime.

Sixteen seconds later, a Fords' holding penalty gave the Cavaliers a man-up opportunity. Cabrini took advantage of the chance as Thorp found Hill for his first point of the season, sending the Cavaliers into halftime with a 5-1 lead.

Haverford cut into Cabrini's lead with a goal midway through the third quarter. It took the Cavaliers less than two minutes to respond, as Arrell recorded his second assist of the game when he found Hill for the score.

Cabrini again took advantage of the man-up situation when Leyden found the net with just over two minutes left in the third period, giving the Blue and White a 7-2.

The Fords opened the scoring with a man-up goal three minutes into the fourth period. Just over two minutes later, Arrell scored his first goal of the year, extending Cabrini's lead back to five goals. Hill's man-up goal from Thorp with 1:39 to play sealed the Cabrini win.

Dillon Hamill, Zack Cohen and Phillip Valliant scored the goals for Haverford (0-2), who outshot the Cavaliers 31-28.

The Cavaliers will continue its difficult early schedule on Wednesday, when they host #3 Dickinson College (1-1) for a 3:30 game at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

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