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Thursday’s men’s college roundup: @CabriniMLax downs Gwynedd Mercy, @Eastern_MLax triumphs

Friday, 18th April 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/18/14
From Press Releases

The No. 5 Cabrini men’s lacrosse team took sole possession of first place in the Colonial States Athletic Conference with Thursday’s 17-6 win at Gwynedd Mercy University. The victory not only improves the Blue and White to 13-1 (5-0 CSAC), it marks Cabrini’s 101st consecutive conference win, just one shy of tying the NCAA record.

Junior Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) led the Cavaliers with a career high seven goals in the win. Senior Corey Elmer added eight points on three goals and five assists to move into third place on Cabrini’s points and assists lists. Junior Mike Leyden (Haverford High) paired a goal and four helpers, while fellow junior Anthony DiSanzo tallied four goals.

Junior faceoff specialist Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) won 17 of his 24 chances at the faceoff spot and scooped six ground balls. Sophomore Dan Hopson (Interboro) secured four ground balls. Senior JoJo Cooper forced a career high three turnovers on the day. Freshman goaltender Hank Altschuler (Lower Merion) earned the victory with 10 saves.

Gwynedd Mercy’s Mason Risner (Hempfield) scored twice and added an assist as the senior now sits one goal behind the all-time leader, Roy Bakeoven (97 goals). The Griffins are 8-4, 4-1 in the CSAC.

Gwynedd Mercy jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the game’s first minute. It took a few minutes for the Cavaliers to find their footing before building a 3-1 lead on goals by Elmer, sophomore Enrique Montoya and Leyden.

The Blue and White extended its scoring run to five unanswered goals, as Sobieski and DiSanzo opened the second quarter with goals. The Griffins snapped the run with a goal at the 10:18 mark, but 70 seconds later Elmer tallied his second goal of the afternoon. Sobieski’s second goal of the game came with 5:40 left in the half and extended the Blue and White’s lead to 7-3, one it would carry into the break.

Cabrini put some distance between itself and the Griffins in the third quarter. Sobieski completed his hat trick at the 11:28 mark. Later in the period, DiSanzo, Sobieski and Elmer added goals in a three minute span late in the period, building Cabrini’s lead to 11-3 after three quarters.

Sobeski returned to the score book just 17 seconds into the third quarter, extending Cabrini’s scoring streak to six unanswered goals. Gwynedd Mercy snapped the scoring streak but DiNenno won the ensuing faceoff and found Sobieski for a goal just five seconds later.

Elmer recorded consecutive assists, as he found Montoya and DiSanzo for goals in a 50 second span midway through the fourth. The Cavaliers closed the game with another set of quick goals, as DiSanzo and Sobieski found the net within seven seconds.

Eastern 18, Manhattanville 7

the Eagles raced into the Easter weekend with a convincing Freedom Conference win. After trailing 2-1 early, the Eagles (11-4, 5-0 Freedom) scored five goals in a five-minute stretch toward the end of the first period to grab control of the game.

Dave Darling finished with three goals and seven assists to lead the Eastern attack. The Eagles stretched their winning streak to six games with the win.

Other scores:

Albright 14, Lycoming 6
Misericordia 10, Arcadia 8
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) 10, Bryn Athyn 5
Elizabethtown 13, Alvernia 3

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