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Men’s D3 roundup: @CabriniMLAX downs @UrsinusMLAX; @DelValMLAX, @MuhlenbergLax, @swarthmore_mlax win

Sunday, 18th March 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/18/18

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team found its offensive rhythm early and scored often, as the No. 5 Cavaliers scored a 19-12 victory Saturday at Ursinus College.

The Blue and White marked the scoring column at least four times in each quarter, as it improved to 6-0 on the season.

Cabrini counteracted a season-high 19 turnovers with a season-high 19 goals. Sophomore Matt LoParo led the attack with nine points on seven goals and two assists.

Junior Jordan Krug (Cherokee) added a season best five goals, while classmate Timmy Brooks (Haverford School) matched Krug’s five points with three goals and two helpers. Senior Zack Gregory (Conestoga) and sophomore Ty Kostack (Marple Newtown) also recorded two goals in the win.

Brooks and senior Riley Michaels (Pottsgrove) earned team-high honors with five ground balls each, one more than junior Sean Wagner and sophomore Tommy DeLuca. Wagner also caused a pair of Ursinus turnovers, one of 10 Cavaliers to cause a Bears’ miscue.

Junior goaltender Riley White (Plymouth Whitemarsh) earned the victory with 15 saves, his third game with at least 15 saves. Sophomore Matt Nestler and junior Cassius Christie also saw action in the Blue and White cage.

The Cavaliers jumped to an early lead, as Brooks netted the first of his three first quarter goals 15 seconds after the opening whistle. The junior recorded the game’s first three goals, with Cabrini taking a 4-0 lead on Gregory’s unassisted tally with 65 seconds left in the frame.

Ursinus got on the board in the final seconds of the first quarter, but trailed 4-1 after 15 minutes of play.

The goals came fast in the opening minutes of the second, as the teams combined for six goals in the just over four minutes of the quarter, including four in a span of 61 seconds.

Four of those goals came from the sticks of Krug and LoParo, as the Cavaliers pushed their lead to 9-3. LoParo finished the period with five goals, helping Cabrini extend its lead to 12-5 at the half.

The Blue and White never allowed the Bears to get back into the game, as Cabrini’s lead grew as large as 16-6 on LoParo’s seventh goal with 11:57 to play in the fourth.

Bobby McClure (Haverford High) led Ursinus (1-5) with five goals, while Hakan Atillasoy (Harriton) added three goals. Nick Kirk and Elliott Shevitz combined for eight saves for the Bears.

Delaware Valley 16, Calvin 9

DelVal scored 12 unanswered goals while keeping Calvin College off the scoreboard for a stretch of more than 35 minutes as the Aggies registered a non-conference victory. The win was the first for DelVal this season as the team improved to 1-4.

Khalil Lindsey (Frankford) had four goals and Jordan Smith (Quakertown) added three goals and two assists for the Aggies.

Muhlenberg 16, Moravian 2

On St. Patrick’s Day, Muhlenberg kept the “O” in its record.

The Mules dominated local rival Moravian to improve the best start in program history to 7-0. The only remaining undefeated team in the Centennial Conference and one of just 17 in Division III at the start of the day, Muhlenberg is one win away from tying the school record of eight straight wins.

A player who wears “O” – or zero – on his jersey, sophomore Scott Fayan (Lenape), led the “O” with a career-high four goals. Zero was also the number of shots he missed; he connected on all four of his attempts en route to his first career hat trick. Freshman Ethan Grossman notched his second straight hat trick with three goals and added a pair of assists.

Swarthmore 11, Drew 7

Jake Ross (Strath Haven) and Xander Levitz each had two goals and two assists for the Garnet.

Gwynedd Mercy 6, DeSales 2

Ryan Simpson (Upper Darby) netted three goals for his seventh career hat trick while goalie Chris Burns (Wasington Township) made four of his 11 saves in the fourth quarter as the Griffins did not yield a goal in the first half.

Gettysburg 10, Widener 4
Utica 10, Alvernia 7
Franklin & Marshall 21, Elizabethtown 8
Goucher 13, Neumann 4
Manhattanville 10, Rosemont 4
Stevens 18, Haverford 5

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