Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/3/14
From Press Release
Junior Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) earned the MVP by tallying seven goals and two assists today, powering the fifth-ranked Cabrini men’s lacrosse team to a 25-5 rout of visiting Marywood, giving the Cavs their 14th straight CSAC championship.
Senior Corey Elmer (Conrad Weiser) matched Sobieski with nine points with six assists and three goals, moving the senior into second place all time of Cabrini’s scoring list with 260 points.
Junior Mike Leyden (Haverford High) recorded a career high six goals, while sophomore Bruce Overbay recorded his second career hat trick.
Junior Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) dominated the faceoff spot, winning 18 of his 21 chances and scooping eight ground balls. Sophomore Chris Schneekloth (Central Bucks East) went 6-7 at the spot, securing four ground balls. Elmer added six ground balls, while a trio of Cavaliers scooped three each.
Freshman goaltender Hank Altschuler (Lower Merion) improved to 10-0 after recording two saves. Fellow freshman Austin Marshall (Neshaminy) and sophomore Chris Treat (Haverford High) also saw action between the pipes, combining for four saves.
The Blue and White stepped on the field looking to dominate the play, and that they did from the opening whistle. Leyden opened the scoring 39 seconds into the game and tallied his second at the 8:07 mark. Sobieski then added a pair as Cabrini extended its lead to 7-0 after the first period.
After nine consecutive goals to open the game, Marywood got on the board with 8:09 left in the half. Cabrini eliminated any Pacers’ momentum as Sobieski recorded three goals in a 48 second span, handing the Cavaliers a 12-1 lead at the break.
Cabrini showed no let up in the second half, as it extended its scoring run to eight unanswered goals, with the first five goals of the second half. Senior JoJo Cooper found Overbay in the final seconds of the third quarter for an 18-2 lead. The Blue and White put the game away in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, as junior Anthony DiSanzo, Overbay, Sobieski and freshman Evan Downey scored in a span of 84 seconds early in the fourth quarter.
With the win, Cabrini earned the CSAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Cabrini must wait for Sunday’s NCAA Selection show to learn its tournament fate.