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.@CabriniMLAX opens defense of National title with 14-2 triumph over Haverford College

Saturday, 15th February 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/15/20
From Press Release

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team made an early statement today, as the No. 3 Cavaliers scored a 14-2 win at Haverford in the 2020 debut for both teams.

The defending NCAA Division III champion Blue and White recorded 51 shots, as eight Cavaliers marked the scoring column.

Senior Jake Klein (Wilson) paced the Cabrini attack with six points, including four assists. The senior was also one of six players to record two goals on the day.

Fellow senior Ty Kostack (Spring-Ford) paired two goals and two assists, while freshman Kohl Wesner (Hempfield) tallied two goals and a helper in his collegiate debut. Senior Matt LoParo, junior Kyle Tucker and freshman Austin Bolton also scored two goals each, while senior Mike Gerzabek (Springfield-Delco) notched a pair of assists.

Senior goaltender Matt Nestler collected the victory after posting seven saves in the first half, before being replaced by freshman Matt Sadeger.

Senior defenseman Tommy DeLuca paired four caused turnovers and five ground balls, with juniors Jake Huey (Marple Newtown) and Corey Carver and freshman Drew Brown (Radnor) joining senior Bobby Cressman (Berks Catholic) with three ground balls each.

The Cavaliers wasted little time in finding its offensive rhythm, as Wesner’s first collegiate goal came less than two minutes into the season. The rookie’s goal sparked a Blue and White offensive attack that outshot the Fords 15-3 and pressured them into seven turnovers in the first period.

Cabrini built a 6-0 cushion after 15 minutes, as five Cavaliers marked the scoring column in the first quarter. The Cavaliers’ scoring run rolled into the second quarter, as LoParo and Bolton pushed the lead to 8-0 before the home side converted a man-up situation midway through the period.

Haverford pulled to within 9-2 at the halftime break, but any hopes of a comeback were dashed, as the Blue and White held the Fords to just one shot on goal in the second half.

Brian Geffroy scored both goals for Haverford off passes from Wyatt Feinberg. Goaltender Ethan Donlon recorded 14 saves in the loss.

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