Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/19/16
From Press Release
After averaging more than 12 goals per game through its opening five games, the Cabrini men’s lacrosse team saw its offense stymied by Stevenson University Mustangs, as the Cavaliers suffered a 7-4 loss Friday night at the Green Turtle Classic in Owings Mills, Md.
The Blue and White fell to 5-1 on the season in the final of four games on the first day of the two day event. The Mustangs improved to 3-3 with the victory.
Despite outshooting the Mustangs 32-28, including 16 shots on goal, the Cavaliers were held scoreless for more than 45 minutes of tonight’s action. Cabrini’s four goals marked the team’s lowest offensive output since a 9-4 loss to Lynchburg on March 5, 2011, a string of 100 consecutive games.
The Blue and White also committed a season high 26 turnovers, the team’s most since a 17-5 win over Immaculata on April 30, 2011.
Senior Chris Schneekloth (Central Bucks East) was dominant at the faceoff spot, capturing 14 of the game’s 15 faceoffs and securing a game high seven ground balls. Sophomore goaltender Tyler Morrell (Episcopal Academy) recorded eight saves and joined senior Dan Hopson (Interboro) and junior Steve Halko (Springfield-Delco) with four ground balls each.
Stevenson opened the scoring just over five minutes into the action. A Mustang penalty gave the Cavaliers a man-up opportunity and Cabrini took advantage, as freshman Jordan Krug (Cherokee, NJ) found senior Kyle Bush (Ridley) to even the score with 8:28 left in the opening quarter.
The score remained tied until the 5:32 mark, when senior Brian Kittredge netted his first career goal. Just over a minute later, senior Evan Allvord (Kennett) hit freshman Sean Wagner to give the Blue and White a 3-1 lead.
Stevenson then took control of the action, tying the score with a pair of goals early in the second quarter, before capturing the lead for good with 3:26 left in the second quarter.
The Mustangs’ scoring run continued into the third and fourth quarters, as Stevenson expanded its lead to 7-3 with 10:38 left in the game. The Cavaliers tried to mount a late comeback, as junior Evan Downey hit freshman Matt LoParo for the rookie’s eighth goal of the season with 4:15 on the clock.
LoParo led Cabrini with eight shots, two more than freshman Timmy Brooks (Haverford School), while Downey and senior Ethan Heisman (Henderson) added four each.
Senior Stephen Banick paired three goals and an assist for Stevenson, while junior Wade Korvin found the back of the net twice. Senior goaltender Connor Skeen recorded 12 saves and five ground balls. Fellow senior Chad Williams anchored the defense with three caused turnovers and five ground balls.
The road gets no easier for the Cavaliers, as they will look to snap No. 3 RIT’s 46 game regular season win streak when the clubs meet today at 5:30 p.m.
In Friday’s other games at the Green Turtle Classic, No. 13 Denison (6-1) topped No. 18 Dickinson (4-3) 9-7, No. 6 York (7-0) scored a 13-8 win over No. 9 Nazareth (4-1) and RIT (6-0) doubled No. 14 Lynchburg (3-4) 16-8.