Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/2/22
From press Releases
The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team tallied six first quarter goals and rode the hot start to an 8-6 victory at Hampden-Sydney College Tuesday.
The Blue and White offense found its rhythm in the opening minutes, scoring three goals in a 19 second span early in the first.
Junior Austin Bolton opened the scoring with an unassisted goal just over two minutes after the opening faceoff. Senior Jake Huey (12of-15 FO, 1G, 1A, Marple Newtown) won the ensuing draw and scored his second goal of the season 12 seconds later. The Cavaliers player make it, take it, as Huey claimed another faceoff victory and found junior Dillon McManus for a third marker at the 12:38 mark.
HSC snapped the scoring run with a man-up goal, but Cabrini (No. 10, 2-1) regained its three goal cushion on the first of junior Griffin Ganster’s (Gov. Mifflin) two goals on the day.
The Cavaliers closed the opening on 15 minute period on a high note, as sophomore Bryan Rafferty (Bishop Shanahan) and Ganster marked the scoring column in the final two minutes of the quarter, extending Cabrini’s lead to 6-2 enter the second quarter.
McManus found his way back to the score sheet midway through the second quarter, as the Cavaliers carried a 7-4 lead into the halftime break.
Both defenses stood firm in the third quarter, as the teams combined for 11 saves on 17 shots in the frame. Only the final shot of the quarter found its target, as HSC pulled to within 7-5 on a goal with two seconds remaining in the third.
The home team again navigated the Blue and White defense, pulling to within 7-6 with 11:30 to play, but senior Evan Trizonis (Garnet Valley) found McManus for his third goal with 9:55 left, extending the lead back to two goals.
Cabrini then turned back to a stingy defense effort, that held the Tigers to just two shots on target and forced four turnovers over the game’s final 9:45.
Graduate student Matt Nestler anchored the defensive effort with 14 saves, while senior Matt Hughes (Berks Catholic) caused a pair of turnovers. Huey dominated the faceoff spot, winning 12 of 15 chances with 11 ground balls to go with a goal and a helper.
Whittier 14, Widener 8
Jayce Dyer (Penn Charter) and Austin Novick (Central bucks South) each sco4ed twice for Widener (0-2) in defeat.
Widener 15, Elizabethtown 5
The Price (3-0) broke loose in the third quarter by scoring six goals to take an 11-4 lead. Katie Ward (Springfield-Delco) led the Pride’s offensive attack, scoring three of her game-high five goals in the period.
In the fourth quarter, Widener put the game away after Gab Cohen (Mainland-NJ) scored two goals of her four goals for the game in the period and Olivia McDonald added two of her own. Jamie DeHaven 9Williamstown-NJ), Catherine Scott, Clark Trowbridge (Souderton), and Annalee Doyle (Penncrest) each scored one goal to give the Pride seven goal scorers on the day.
Eight Pride players chipped in at least one assist to help the offensive effort. Amber Bretz and DeHaven led Widener with two assists apiece.
Maddie Medve (Villa Maria Academy) had seven saves in goal for the Blue and Gold. The senior goalie also led the team with five ground balls.