February 26, 2014

Elmer's 8 Sends No. 7 Cabrini Past No. 5 Dickinson

from press release

Freshman Hank Altschuler (above) made 13 saves, helping Cabrini post a convincing, 19-9 triumph over No. 5 Dickinson. (Kevin P. Tucker)

RADNOR, Pa. – The Cabrini men's lacrosse team scored an impressive victory today at Edith Robb Dixon Field, as the No. 7 Cavaliers topped No. 6 Dickinson 19-9. The victory improved the Blue and White to 2-0 in the early season.

Senior Corey Elmer paced the Cavaliers' offensive attack with eight points on five goals and three assists. Junior Tyler Johnston added four points on the day and led a trio of Cavaliers with three goals each, including fellow juniors Anthony DiSanzo and Damian Sobieski.

Dickinson jumped ahead in the early minutes building a 2-0 lead before the Blue and White settled. Cabrini responded with four consecutive goals by Johnston, senior JoJo Cooper, Elmer and sophomore Joey Dalfo. The Red Devils found the net in the final seconds of the opening period, but trailed 4-3 after 15 minutes.

Sobieski's goal two minutes into the second quarter gave Cabrini a two goal cushion before another Dickinson tally. The Blue and White created some distance, scoring three goals in a 70 second period midway through the second quarter.

Goals by Elmer, sophomore Cole Campbell and DiSanzo extended the lead to 8-4 with 6:32 left in the half. Elmer's third goal of the day came with 40 seconds left in the period and sent Cabrini into halftime with a 9-5 lead.

The Blue and White lead swelled to 11-6 with 9:26 to play in the third quarter, as Sobieski scored a man-up goal followed by DiSanzo's second tally of the day. A pair of Dickinson goals shrunk the lead back to 11-8 before Johnston's unassisted goal sent the game to the final period with the Cavaliers leading 12-8.

Cabrini put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Devils 7-1 during the frame. Elmer opened the quarter with a pair of unassisted goals. Following a Dickinson goal, DiSanzo completed his hat trick at the 7:52 mark before Johnston accomplished the feat at 6:04 with a man-up goal. Goals by junior Mike Leyden, Sobieski and senior Joey Shallow closed the victory.

Cabrini outshot Dickinson 47-37, including a 30-22 advantage in shots on goal. DiSanzo led the way with 11 shots, while Sobieski fired nine and Elmer eight. Sobieski, freshman goaltender Hank Altschuler and senior Mac Feiner scooped a team high five ground balls.

Altschuler earned his second victory in as many outings with 13 saves. Feiner and fellow senior Matt Ward forced three turnovers each in the win.

Seniors Brian Cannon and Will Scott joined junior Tyler White with two goals each for the Red Devils (2-1).

The Cavaliers will return to action on Saturday as they travel to Georgetown University to face No. 9 Lynchburg (1-1). Game time is slated for 3:00 p.m.

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