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Men’s lacrosse: Cabrini strikes late, downs Swarthmore, 7-3; Chestnut Hill College rolls

Saturday, 10th March 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/10/12
From Press Release

It took 45 minutes, but the Cabrini College men’s lacrosse team finally figured out Swarthmore College’s defense today, scoring four goals in the final 10 minutes to secure the 7-3 win. The Cavaliers’ first home win of 2012 improved their record to 3-2, while Swarthmore drops to 2-2.

The game turned about five minutes into the fourth quarter when the Cavaliers took advantage of an unforced Swarthmore turnover. Less than one minute later, senior Joe Arrell (Springfield-Delco) found freshman Anthony DiSanzo for his first collegiate goal. One minute later, DiSanzo doubled his career total when Hill found him to give the Cavaliers a 5-3 lead.

Brian Hill (Ridley) recorded his 11th goal of the season at the 4:44 mark when sophomore Matt Biegel (West Chester East) found him for the score. The Blue and White completed the spurt in the game’s final minute when Bobby Thorp (three goals) converted a Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) pass to complete his second consecutive hat trick.

After struggling early, freshman faceoff specialist Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) won his final six face-offs, including five in the decisive fourth quarter.

Defensively, the trio of Cabrini senior John McSorly (Ridley), junior Andrew Kvech and sophomore Bill McCabe (Spring-Ford), each forced two Swarthmore turnovers.

Hill and sophomore JoJo Cooper secured four ground balls each, while McSorely and fellow senior Andrew Zelinski scooped three each.

Cavaliers goalie Erick Zarzecki posted seven saves in the win.

Swarthmore’s senior goaltender Michael Brockway recorded 18 saves in the loss. Steve Selverian (Garnet Valley), Max Hubbard and John Bukawyn scored for the Garnet (2-1).

Division II
Chestnut Hill College 22, American International 7

Mike Melnychenko poured in six goals, Nick Johnson had three goals and an assist and Craig Owen (Haverford School) added two goals and two assists to lead the Griffins (4-1) to the easy win. Chris Mertens won 10 of 15 face-offs.

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