Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/11
From Press Releases
The host Cabrini men’s lacrosse team claimed its first win of the 2011 season this afternoon, holding off a late rally from No. 11 Hampden-Sydney College (3-1) en route to a 12-10 victory at Edith Robb Dixon Field.
Senior midfielder Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley) and junior attackman Brian Hill (Ridley) each recorded four points in the win for the Cavaliers. Hill netted three goals, including the eventual game-winner, and handed out one assist. Skulski totaled two goals and added two assists. Skulski’s second score of the contest with 33 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter sealed the Cabrini victory and ended the Tigers’ three-game win streak.
Sophomore attackman Jeff Crosby and sophomore midfielder Bobby Thorp each contributed two points with two goals for the Cavaliers. Freshman Matt Biegel (West Chester East) earned his first career start on the first attack line and notched two points with one score and one helper.
Senior face-off specialist Joe Strain and sophomore midfielder Ryan Sankey (William Tennent HS) each chipped in one goal.
Strain also won 6-of-12 face-off attempts and led the Cavaliers with six groundballs. Senior face-off specialist Mike Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) complimented Strain at the X, winning 6-of-11 tries.
Hill and sophomore midfielder Joe Hughes (Plymouth-Whitemarsh) each scooped five groundballs. Junior defenseman John McSorley (Ridley) gathered four groundballs. Sophomore goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki started between the pipes for the Cavaliers and tallied seven saves. Freshman cageminder Steve Oppenheimer (Germantown Academy) came on in relief at halftime and finished with six stops. However, following Oppenheimer’s slashing penalty mid-way through the fourth frame, Zarzecki re-entered the contest and played the remaining 7:30, coming up with three critical stops down the stretch.
Junior attackman Micah Keller, who came into Wednesday’s game leading the Tigers’ offense with 12 points, was held to just one point on one goal by McSorley