Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/23/21
From Press Release
Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) and Dylan Gergar combined to score 16 goals as the visiting University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team defeated Cabrini, 23-9, on Friday evening.
Goldner scored nine goals and added an assist, while Gergar had seven markers and two helpers as the Quakers (1-0) took the field for the first time in 411 days. Goldner’s nine goals were a new career-high and broke a program-record for markers in a game that was set back in 1954 and matched in 1969.
In net, Patrick Burkinshaw was sharp for Penn as he turned aside 12 shots to earn the win.
Mike Gerzabek (Springfield-Delco) led Cabrini (8-2) with four goals and Matt Loparo added three.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Penn got off to a fast start with Adam Goldner converting a feed from Jack Schultz less than a minute into the game. After Jamie Zusi won the ensuing face off, Dylan Gergar gave the Quakers a 2-0 edge just over 90 seconds into play.
Cabrini would cut the deficit in half seven minutes later. The Red and Blue would answer again as Goldner’s second of the day gave the guests a 3-1 lead. Cabrini would tack on one more in the first as Penn took a 3-2 lead in the second quarter.
The two teams traded goals early in the second before back-to-back strikes from the Cavaliers brought Cabrini to within one at 6-5 with 5:24 left in the first half.
Penn responded with five unanswered goals to close out the second quarter. Goldner got the run started and Gergar capped the spurt to give Penn an 11-5 lead after 30 minutes.
The Quakers picked up in the second half where they left off, scoring the first four goals of the third to stretch their lead to 10 at 15-5. Gergar’s sixth goal of the game gave Penn a 10-goal advantage and capped a nine-goal run for the Red and Blue with 9:52 left in the third.
Penn controlled the pace throughout the remainder of the contest as the Quakers cruised to the win.
*Goldner moved into fourth-place in program history with 115 career goals. He also became the 13th Quaker in program history to record over 130 career points.
*Gergar set a new career-bests in both goals (7) and points (9).
*Jamie Zusi won 22-of-29 at the x. He had seven groundballs.
*Freshman Chris Arcer went 3-of-6 on at the x.
*Both Jack Schultz and Sean Lulley had four assists apiece. Dating back to last season, Lulley has had four or more helpers in three of his last four games. The four assists for Schultz were a new career-high.
*Senior Mike Lamon scored his second career goal for the Quakers.
*Bed Bedard had two goals for Penn.
*James Shipley scored once and added a pair of assists for the Quakers.
*The 23 goals were the most for Penn since the Red and Blue erupted for 26 goals against Harvard in April of 2019.
*Dating back to the 2020 campaign, Burkinshaw has made 11 or more saves in four straight games.