Cabrini vs. Neumann
April 21, 2009
The Game Story:
RADNOR, Pa. Ė The No. 14 Cabrini menís lacrosse team extended its win streak to seven games with a 24-6 victory against Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) opponent Neumann College Tuesday at Edith Robb Dixon Field. Senior attackman Scott Reimer posted four points on four goals, matching the programís record for career points with 233.

The Cavaliers also extended the nationís longest active conference win streak to 85 games, including the postseason since 2001. The Blue & White is unbeaten versus CSAC foes during the regular season in its last 70 games.

Reimer, also the programís all-time leader in career goals (210), enters Saturdayís contest against Marywood University one point shy of becoming the all-time leader in points. Cabrini Athletic Hall of Fame honoree Tom Lemieux (1999-02) owns the standard, totaling 233 points on 102 goals and 131 assists.

Junior attackman Casey Grugan led the Cavaliersí offense, notching six points on three goals and three assists. Grugan extends the nationís second-longest consecutive points streak to 51 games.

Grugan also moves into sole possession of second place, increasing his single-season point total to 75. Todayís performance versus Neumann surpasses Reimerís output (74) during the 2008 season.

Sophomore midfielder Paul Skulski recorded four points, pairing two goals with two assists. Senior Matt Conaway (2G), sophomore Dan Terenick (1G, 1A) and freshman Brian Hill (1G, 1A) each added two points.

The Cavaliersí bench contributed a combined 14 points, led by three on two goals and one assist from sophomore midfielder Joe Strain.

Cabrini claimed a season-high 66 groundballs against 40 from the Knights. Senior Mike Dolente, senior Kevin Fahey and freshman Steve Gregg powered the charge, each scooping five.

Dolente (8-of-9) and Fahey (7-of-9) led the Blue & White to a 27-of-34 performance in the face-off circle. Sophomore Mike Gurenlian recorded a team-high nine wins in 11 draw attempts.

Senior goalkeeper Kevin Chenoweth played just the first half, making three saves en route to his 11th win of the season. Senior Bobby Chambers, freshman James Caruso and freshman Steve Farrell also saw action in the Cavaliersí cage.

The Blue & White defense held Neumann scoreless through the first two periods while the offense was firing on all cyclinders. Cabrini raced to a 13-0 advantage at the intermission behind four goals from Reimer and four points on two scores and two helpers from Grugan and Skulski.

The Cavaliersí advantage ballooned to 18-0 with 12:23 remaining in the third period following Gruganís third goal of the contest on a feed from Hill in front.

Sophomore midfielder Justin Mailloux halted the Neumann offensive stalemate, putting the visitors on the scoreboard with 10:58 remaining in the third quarter.

Cabriniís lead grew twice grew to a game-high 20 goals in the fourth quarter. Senior midfielder Terence Jonesí score at the 11:21 mark pushed the Cavaliersí advantage to 23-3. Senior attack Guy Columbroís marker with 6:43 on the clock extended the score to 24-4.

Junior midfielder Matt Toth led the Knightsí charge, posting four points on four goals. Mailloux registered three points on two scores and one helper.

The Blue & White improves its all-time record at Edith Robb Dixon Field to 23-4 since 2007. The Cavaliers are now unbeaten against Neumann College in 12 tries since the 1999 campaign.

Cabrini (11-3, 5-0) looks to close out its ninth consecutive undefeated CSAC regular season at home against Marywood. Face-off with the Pacers is set for 1 p.m.