Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/13
The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team didn’t let an eight-day break from game competition affect its play, as the Cavaliers topped No. 16 Union College 12-8 today at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The nonconference improves the Blue and White to 4-3 on the season.
The No. 13 Blue and White got a balanced scoring effort today, as six players found the back of the net. Sophomore Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) led the club with a season high five points on three goals and a pair of assists. Junior Corey Elmer and fellow sophomore Anthony DiSanzo matched Sobieski with three goals each.
The Cavaliers’ offense was clicking from the opening whistle as the Blue and White built an early lead. Sobieski opened the score book just over four minutes into play with an unassisted tally. Just over two minutes later, fellow sophomore Ethan Heisman (Henderson) doubled the lead with his 10th goal of the season.
Less than two minutes later, Cabrini extended its lead to 4-0 as shots by Sobieski and DiSanzo found the back of the net. A Union goal with just under four minutes to play in the opening quarter gave the Blue and White a 4-1 advantage after 15 minutes.
The Dutchmen found their touch in the second quarter, scoring the first three goals of the period to tie the score at four with 8:37 to play in the half. Twelve seconds later, Elmer returned the lead to the Cavaliers with his first of the day. Union against tied the score with three minutes to play, sending the clubs into halftime tied at 5-5.
Less than 80 second into the second half, sophomore Mike Leyden (Haverford High) put the Blue and White ahead 6-5 with his eighth goal of the season. Union tied the score for the third time at the 10:49 mark , but senior Bobby Thorp (Cherokee) got his 117th career goal gave Cabrini the lead for good with 7:15 to play in the third quarter.
Cabrini sealed the game with a solid final period, outscoring Union 5-2. DiSanzo’s second goal of the afternoon came less than three minutes into the quarter on an unassisted goal. With just under nine minutes to play, Sobieski found Elmer for the junior’s 15th of the season.
DiSanzo completed his hat trick with just south of four minutes to play when he converted a Leyden pass into a 10-6 Cabrini lead. Union responded 24 seconds later with a fast break goal, creeping to within 10-7. Elmer’s man down unassisted goal, his 16th of the year returned the Blue and White cushion to four goals.
Sophomore Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) and senior Tyler Grau led the club with six ground balls each, while the senior also forced a pair of Union turnovers. Freshman goaltender Chris Treat (Haverford High)improved to 2-1 on the season, recording seven saves in net for the Blue and White.
Widener 10, Messiah 1
Freshman Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) scored all three of his goals in the first half, when Widener put up eight in a Commonwealth Conference triumph.
Widener (4-3, 1-0 CC) raced to a 4-0 lead at quarter time, scoring all of its goals in the last 8 1/2 minutes. Junior Robert Clemens (Sun Valley) and senior Brian Einstein (Lenape) scored to give the Pride a 2-0 cushion before Taylor netted the final two goals of the period.
Arcadia 8, Alvernia 4
Chris Jacovino scored four goals and Cory Sonderschafer (Central Bucks South)made 11 saves to lead the Knights (3-3).
Eastern 22, Bryn Athyn 1
Fifteen different Eagles (6-2) scored goals in the non-conference rout.
J.C. Hofmeister led the Eagles with three goals. Brock Warner, Eric Waibel, Kyle Lansey, Kyle Gillam (Sun Valley) and Desmond Decker each scored twice. Cody Ridgway (Methacton), Cameron Tough, Sterling Long, Andrew Travers, John Dunn, Bryan Schwartz (Central Bucks East), Grant Ferguson, Peter Alloway (Methacton) and Matt Soldano all scored a goal as well.
Centenary 9, Gwynedd-Mercy 6
Seniors Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) and Mason Risner each notched a pair of goals for Gwynedd in its CSAC opener.
Gettysburg 12, Haverford 5
Jack Bodine had two goals for the Fords (3-4, 0-1) in their Centennial Conference opener.
Marywood 16, Neumann 6
Patrick Rose scored three goals for Neumann in the CSAC loss.
Stockton 16, Rosemont 6
Junior Will Lawlor (Radnor) and freshman Stephen Licata each scored two to pace the Ravens. Freshman goalkeeper Brody Safranek (Daniel Boone) stopped 20 shots.
Kenyon 7, Wittenberg 6 (OT)
Freshman Jared Jacobs (Conestoga) won 13 of 17 face-offs and had 8 ground balls to help Kenyon College win their third straight game. Brian Andrews (Roman Catholic) had one GB for Kenyon.