Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/7/13
The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team extended its win streak to four games with Saturday’s 13-8 win over the No. 12 Denison University Big Red. The Cavaliers have won six of their last seven contest, including four against Top 20 ranked teams, and stand at 7-3 overall.
Junior Corey Elmer led the way with another career day. The junior tallied seven goals and nine total points in the win. His previous career best was four goals and nine points, both coming in Cabrini’s season opening win over Haverford College. Sophomore Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) added three goals in the win.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead as sophomore Mike Leyden (Haverford High) opened the scoring 2:33 into the game. Sobieski doubled the lead with an unassisted goal at the 7:08 mark. With 6:20 left in the first quarter, Elmer began his scoring spree with an unassisted tally. Elmer found sophomore Anthony DiSanzo for a goal with just under five minutes to play in the period, extending Cabrini’s lead to 4-0. Denison cut into the lead with a goal in the final 95 seconds of the period.
The Big Red added a pair of scored in the first five minutes of the second quarter before Elmer went on a scoring streak. The junior recorded a hat trick in the final 10 minutes of the second half, scoring unassisted goals at the 9:55, 3:05 and 0:11 marks. At the half, the Blue and White had control of the momentum and a 7-3 lead.
Siobieski opened the second half with his 50th career goal just 27 seconds into the third quarter. Following a Denison man-up goal, Sobieski completed his hat trick with his third man-up goal of the year. Elmer added his fifth of the game at the 9:17 mark extending the lead to 10-4. Denison added a a pair of goals, closing to within 10-6 after three quarters.
The Cavaliers sealed the game with three goals in the open 2:28 of the fourth quarter. Elmer returned to the net just 35 seconds into the period. After winning the subsequent faceoff, sophomore Anthony DiNenno found Elmer eight seconds later for the junior’s seventh of the day. Sophomore Ethan Heisman added his12th goal of the season at the 12:32 mark.
DiNenno and senior Andrew Kvech scooped a game high seven ground balls each. Elmer also caused a game high three turnovers, while senior Tyler Grau and junior Bill McCabe (Spring-Ford) added a pair each. Freshman goaltender Chris Treat (Haverford High) recorded nine saves in the win.
Widener 10, Elizabethtwon 4
Senior Johnny Casey (Abington) stayed on a roll with six goals and Widener for the second straight game took control in the second half en route to a Commonwealth Conference win.
Owning a 6-4 lead midway through the third quarter, Widener (7-3, 3-0 CC) turned to the reliable Casey for a boost and he delivered. Casey started his run with 7:02 left in the period with a goal to make it 7-4 and then assisted on a tally from Josh Fox (Lower Merion) with 4:09 to go for a four-goal margin.
Casey then added another with 45 seconds remaining in the quarter and freshman Marc LaVine scored with eight seconds left for a 10-4 contest.
At this point it was almost academic, but Casey made sure with two more goals in the fourth off assists from freshman Tim Taylor (Archbishop Ryan) for the final and the Pride’s fifth consecutive victory over the Blue Jays.
Casey, who also had six goals on two other occasions including March 13 at Immaculata, already has an amazing 28 goals and 40 points over 10 games this year. He stands sixth in school history with 132 career goals and moved into eighth place with 187 career points.
Eastern 20, DeSales 5
The Eagles scored four times in the opening five minutes of play and ran to an easy win at DeSales in the first Freedom Conference game of the year for both teams. Eastern (8-2, 1-0) had 14 different players record either a goal or an assist in the win.
Grant Ferguson scored four goals and added three assists, Zac Ivy had three goals and two assists and Chris Farrar had two goals and five assists as the first attacking line for Eastern. The trio scored 18 of their 19 points in the first half. Farrar had an assist midway through the second half.
Dickinson 9, Haverford College 8
Will Scott (Emmaus) had three goals and an assist and Tyler White (Penn Charter) scored once as the No 2 Devils (10-0, 3-0) edged edged the Fords (4-6, 1-3).
Geoff Geppert had three goals for the Fords while Henry Millson and Christian Clay (Lawrenceville School) each had two.
Gwynedd-Mercy 13, Marywood 10
Gwynedd-Mercy won its third in a row after a CSAC win over Marywood on Senior Day.
The Griffins fought back from a pair of first-half deficits and used a stellar defensive effort in the fourth quarter that saw no goals allowed.
Seniors Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) and William Beck (/Archbishop Ryan) along with freshman Tony McCraw all had three goals apiece to help Gwynedd defeat the Pacers for the first time during the regular season.