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College roundup: Cabrini men rout Immaculata, will meet Gwynedd Mercy for CSAC crown

Wednesday, 5th May 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/5/10

The 9th-ranked Cabrini men’s lacrosse team will play for its 10th straight Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) crown following a commanding 26-3 semifinal round victory against Immaculata University on Tuesday afternoon at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Senior attackman and 2010 Tewaaraton Award candidate Casey Grugan (Ridley) powered the Cavaliers in the win with six points.

Cabrini (13-3) will play for the right to appear in the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight season on Saturday in the CSAC final against Gwynedd Mercy College, which bested Marywood, 9-7, in the other semifinal.

Grugan, named the CSAC Player of the Year for the third straight season on Monday, paired four goals with two assists. He extended his nation-leading consecutive points streak to 73 games and NCAA Division III-record consecutive goals streak to 70 games. Grugan is one goal shy of becoming just the second player in program history to net 200 goals in a career.

Senior attackman Steve Kapp (La Salle) and sophomore attackman Brian Hill (Ridley) each recorded five points in the victory. Kapp handed out five assists, while Hill tallied three scores and distributed two helpers.

Freshman midfielder Andrew Protenic (West Chester East) posted four points, scoring four goals. Junior attackman Jordan Coeyman (New Hope-Solebury, junior midfielder Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley) and sophomore midfielder Joe Arrell (Springfield-Delco) each totaled three points with two goals and one assist.

Cabrini’s effort in the face-off circle was near flawless as the No. 1 seed won 28-of-33 draw attempts. Juniors Mike Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) and Joe Strain each recorded 10 face-off victories. Hamilton went 5-for-7 and freshman Ryan Sankey (William Tennent) was a perfect 3-for-3.

Sophomore midfielder Dante Tuscai (West Chester East) led the Mighty Macs with three points on three assists. Junior midfielder Kevin Glenn collected a team-best four groundballs. The game marked the first postseason appearance in program history for Immaculata as the team is in just its third year of varsity competition.

Gwynedd Mercy 9, Marywood 7

Nicholas Hummel tallied two goals in a 4-0 burst as the Griffins rallied to advance to the CSAC finals. Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) added two goals and Dustan Mangin (Archbishop Wood) tallied the game-winner.

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