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Men’s wrap: Grugan sets NCAA record as Cabrini opens with win over FDU; Gwynedd Mercy triumphs

Wednesday, 24th February 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 2/24/10

Led by record-setting senior Casey Grugan (Ridley), the 12th-ranked Cabrini men’s lacrosse team opened its season today by rolling to a 16-7 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Grugan tallied four points and eclipsed a 33-year-old NCAA Division III record in the victory. Grugan’s goal at the 11:11 mark of the first quarter extended his consecutive goals streak to 55 games, surpassing John Cheek’s (Washington College) 54-game mark that stretched from March 18, 1974 – April 9, 1977.

The two-time All-America selection started his run versus Hampden-Sydney College March 17, 2007.

Grugan also extended his consecutive points streak to a nation’s-best 58 games. He has recorded 49 career multi-point games and 45 career multi-goal games in just over three full seasons as a Cavalier.

Grugan, twice selected a U.S. Intercollegiate All-American in 2008 and 2009, is second all-time at Cabrini in career points, notching 241. He is now just 16 points shy of passing former Cavalier teammate Scott Reimer (256; 2006-09).

Junior midfielder Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley) and freshman midfielder Andrew Protenic (West Chester East) also tallied four points, each scoring one goal and serving three assists. Protenic scored the first goal of his Cabrini career at the 8:50 mark of the first quarter.

Junior attackman Jordan Coeyman (New Hope-Solebury), junior midfielder Dan Terenick (Ridley HS) and sophomore midfielder Joe Arrell each contributed three points. Coeyman and Arrell found the back of the cage three times, while Terenick posted two scores and one assist.

Junior defenseman Steve Heaps and freshman attackman Bobby Thorp joined Protenic in scoring their first goals as Cavaliers. Thorp recorded his lone tally of the game with 32 left in the first quarter. Heaps raced down the field uncontested and bounced home his only tally at the 6:44 mark of the second quarter.

Heaps led the Blue & White with a team-high seven groundballs. Freshman midfielder Joe Hughes (Plymouth-Whitemarsh collected six.

Junior midfielder Joe Strain recorded six victories at the face-off X in eight attempts. Junior face-off specialist Mike Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) went 8-for-15 in the circle.

Cabrini head coach Steve Colfer, who began his 10th season at the helm of the Cavaliers with his 124th career win, elected to start freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki between the pipes. Zarzecki went the distance and tallied 12 saves.

The Blue & White led 4-1 after the first quarter and raced to an 11-4 advantage at the intermission. Coeyman netted each of his three goals in the second period.

Gwynedd Mercy College 7, Hood 5

Freshman Mason Risner (Hempfield) scored three goals, including a man-down goal late in the first half, to pace the host Griffins (2-0). Freshman Roy Bakeoven (Archbishop Ryan) added two scores and two assists and freshman goalie Richard Zagari posted 15 saves. Emmett Devlin (West Chester Henderson) and Craig Trueblood also scored while Nick Coan (Garnet Valley) had three assists and five groundballs for Gwynedd Mercy.

Dickinson 12, Susquehanna 5

Freshman Matt Cherry (Radnor) scored two goals and goalie Tyler Magann (Hill School) had six saves in the cage as the Devils opened with a strong home victory.

Montclair 20, Moravian 5

Chris Mohapp (Central Bucks South) had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds in their opener, a week after the team learned the program would be dropped following the end of the season.

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