March 12, 2014

Elmer, No. 3 Cabrini Rock Gettysburg

from press release

Corey Elmer paced the Cavaliers with eight points, but junior Mike Leyden (above) chipped in with three goals and two dimes in Cabrini's 17-5 demolition of Gettysburg. (Kevin P. Tucker)

RADNOR, Pa. – The No. 3 Cabrini men's lacrosse team continued its season-opening win streak today with a 17-5 win over the visiting Gettysburg College Bullets at Edith Robb Dixon Field The victory improves the Cavaliers to 5-0 on the season, the program's best start since the 2004 campaign.

Eight Cavaliers recorded at least one point on the day, led by senior Corey Elmer's eight points, on five goals and three assists. Junior Mike Leyden added three goals and two helpers, while fellow junior Tyler Johnston paired two goals and two assists.

Elmer opened the scoring 65 seconds into play with an unassisted tally. The Bullets answered three minutes later. The Blue and White found its stride a few minutes later as junior Damian Sobieski's goal with 8:10 left in the first quarter spurred four consecutive goals and a run of 11 of the game's next 12 goals. Fellow junior Anthony DiSanzo tallied a pair of goals before Sobieski extended the lead to 5-1 after 15 minutes.

The Bullets found the net first in the second quarter, but Leyden and Tyler did most of the period's scoring. The junior duo tallied a pair of goals each in the final 8:40 of the half, as the Blue and White built its advantage to 9-2 at the halftime break.

Cabrini's run extended into the third quarter, as senior Joey Shallow's man-up goal and goals by DiSanzo and Elmer expanded the lead to 12-2 with just under eight minutes left in the period. Gettysburg finally stopped the Blue and White offensive run with 5:48 left in the quarter. Elmer and Leyden added scores in the final 3:37 of the third quarter, as Cabrini led 14-5 with 15 minutes to play.

Elmer closed his day with a pair of goals, separated by 1:18 in the early minutes of the final quarter. The Cavaliers closed the game with a late man-up goal, as junior Jake Donohoe found classmate Kevin MacQuilliam, recording the first points of the season for both players.

Johnston accounted for eight of the Blue and White's 42 shots on the day, while Elmer and Sobieski fired seven each. Sophomore Dan Hopson scooped a game-high five ground balls, one more than seniors JoJo Cooper and Mac Feiner and junior Anthony Greco. Feiner also forced a career high four turnovers on the day. Freshman Hank Altschuler recorded five saves to collect his fifth career win.

Senior Derek Ruebling and junior Robby Maddux led Gettysburg (2-3) with two goals each.

The Cavaliers will look to continue their solid play on Saturday, as Nazareth College (1-2) visits Edith Robb Dixon Field. The first ever meeting between the clubs is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m.

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