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Men’s lacrosse: Cabrini tops Swarthmore; Ursinus downs Stockton

Saturday, 9th March 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/9/13
From Press Releases

The Cabrini College men’s lacrosse team rebounded from back-to-back losses today to top host Swarthmore College, 15-7.

The road win evens the Blue and White’s overall record to 2-2. Senior Bobby Thorp (Cherokee) match a career high with five goals, while junior Corey Elmer recorded his second five assist game of the season.

Led by Thorp, seven Cavaliers found the net today. Sophomore Anthony DiSanzo recorded his second consecutive hat trick. Elmer added a pair of goals to his stat line, as did sophomore Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove).
Jonathan Molloy had five goals for the Garnet (0-3).

The Garnet jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a pair of man-up goals. With 2:16 left in the opening frame, Elmer found DiSanzo putting the Blue and White on the board. The duo struck again less than a minute into the second quarter to level the score at 2-2.

Forty seconds later, Swarthmore wrestled the lead back.
Just over five minutes into the period, the Cavaliers seemed to find their offensive mojo. Thorp tied the score at the 9:52 mark then gave Cabrini its first lead of the game with 8:44 to play before halftime.

Sophomore Ethan Heisman (Henderson) extended the Cavaliers’ lead to 5-3 when he converted a pass from Thorp into his third tally of the year. After a Swarthmore goal, junior Joey Shallow and DiSanzo found the net in the final 3:21 of the first half, sending the Blue and White into the break with a 7-4 advantage.

The Garnet got a goal back at the 8:26 mark of the third period, but Cabrini responded with a pair of goals. Scores by Elmer and sophomore Mike Leyden (Haverford High) came 18 seconds apart, extending the Blue and White’s lead to 9-5. That advantage was sliced in half, as Swarthmore added a pair of goals late in the third quarter.

The Cavaliers turned up the offensive pressure in the final quarter, outshooting the Garnet 14-5 and converted on 4-6 extra man opportunities. Thorp tallied a pair of goals, separated by five seconds, at the 11:46 and 11:41 marks. Sobieski recorded a goal with just under eight minutes to play, followed 20 seconds later by Thorp’s fifth of the day. Man-up goals by Elmer and Sobieski closed the scoring for the Blue and White.

Sophomore Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) led Cabrini with five ground balls mand won 14 of 24 face-offs, while Elmer added four GBs. DiSanzo forced a game high two turnovers, while senior goaltender Erick Zarzecki recorded 10 saves in the win.

Jonathan Molloy led the Garnet (0-3) with five goals, while Wes Marcik added two goals, one assist and a game-high seven ground balls.

Ursinus 15, Stockton 5

Ursinus got five goals and an assist from sophomore Mark Stratton (Manheim Township), while freshman attack Logan Panaccione had three goals and an assist as the Bears (3-0) defeated Richard Stockton.

Ursinus raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first half and had a 13-goal lead at 15-2 in the fourth quarter. The Bears went 2-for-4 on extra man opportunities and grabbed 38 ground balls.

Sophomore midfielder Ian Moore and sophomore attack Steve Smyrl (/Garnet Valley) each had two goals, while Smyrl had three assists.

Sophomore midfielder Jake Weber (Manheim Township) also chipped in with two assists on the afternoon.

Defensively, freshman long stick midfielder Anthony Torello (/Kennett), junior midfielder Nile Thompson (Lower Merion) and sophomore long stick midfielder Adebayo Adeyemo each had two caused turnovers. Torello had a team-high five groundballs.

Freshman James Fairchild (Malvern Prep) won eight of his 16 faceoffs he had on the afternoon.

In goal, freshman Brian Neff made nine saves in 52 minutes while freshman Andrew Sabia (Plymouth-Whitemarsh) had three in seven minutes.

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