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.@CabriniMLAXholds off Dickinson, 7-5; gears for tough stretch of games

Sunday, 8th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/8/15
From Press Release

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team improved to 3-1 with Saturday’s 7-5 victory at Dickinson College. Six Cavaliers found the back of the net in the win, led by senior Mike Leyden (Haverford High). The senior attackman posted a game high four points on two goals and two assists.

Leyden put the Blue and White on the board less than three minutes into the game with an unassisted tally. Sophomore Ryan Hannan converted a Leyden pass into his second goal of the season, doubling the Cabrini lead with 5:14 left in the opening quarter.

Just over one minute into the second quarter, Leyden found junior Evan Allvord (Kennett) for a man-up goal and a 3-0 lead. The Red Devils interrupted the scoring run with a goal at the 8:58 mark, before Blue and White added two goals late in the period.

Sophomore Evan Downey notched his seventh goal of the year and Leyden recorded his fourth point of the half to send Cabrini into the halftime break with a 5-1 lead.

Dickinson took control of the third quarter, as it outshot the Blue and White 9-2 in the period. Three of those shots found the back of the net, as the Red Devils cut their deficit to 5-4 after three quarters.

Less than a minute into the final period, the Red Devils returned to the scoring column, evening the score at 5-5.

The Blue and White broke the deadlock less than 90 seconds, as senior Daman Sobieski (Avon Grove) recorded his eighth goal of the season, an unassisted goal that proved to be the game-winner.

Junior Cole Campbell (Emmaus) sealed the win with his second goal of the season, an unassisted goal with 6:30 to play.

Mike Cherry (Radnor) had two groundballs and a caused turnover for Dickinson.

The Cavaliers fired 33 shots on the day, with Downey and Leyden taking five each, one more that Allvord and Campbell. Senior Anthony DiNenno (Avon Grove) won eight of his 14 faceoff chances and scooped a game high six ground balls.

Freshman netminder Tyler Morrell (Episcopal Academy) recorded a season high 16 saves to earn his third victory.

Five players recorded goals for Dickinson (1-3), while Mitchell Andres tallied two third quarter assists.

The Cavaliers will have a few days to regroup before returning to action on Saturday, when it opens one of the toughest four game stretches in program history. Over the course of seven days, the Cavaliers will face three of the most storied programs in the country.

On Saturday, the Blue and White will head to Syracuse, N.Y where it will face No. 2 Rochester Institute of Technology. No. 12 Salisbury will visit Edith Robb Dixon Field on March 18, before Cabrini travels south to Owings Mills, Md. for the Mustang Classic, where it will meet host No. 5 Stevenson and No. 19 Nazareth.



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