Cabrini vs. Roanoke
March 21, 2009
The Game Story:
RADNOR, Pa. Ė The No. 8 Cabrini menís lacrosse team suffered its second loss in the last two games Saturday, dropping a 16-13 decision against No. 4 Roanoke College at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The loss is the Cavaliersí first in their last 11 home games, and only their fourth since the 2007 season.

Junior attackman Casey Grugan paced the Cabrini offense, totaling four points on one goal and three assists. Grugan has recorded at least one point in 45 consecutive games, the nation's second-longest active streak. He also moves in fourth-place all-time on the Cavaliersí career list, notching 177 points in just over two seasons.

Senior attackman Scott Reimer tallied three points on three goals. Reimer becomes just the second Cabrini menís lacrosse player all-time to reach the 200-point plateau in a career. He lists second all-time, trailing former Cavalier Tom Lemieux (99-02) by 33 points.

Junior midfielder Rich Romanelli and sophomore midfielder Paul Skulski each registered three points on two goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Christian Burrows added two points on two goals.

Senior face-off specialist Mike Dolente, ranked 12th nationally in win percentage entering Saturdayís contest, won 14-of-30 draws and claimed seven groundballs. Dolente also deposited his second goal of the season.

Reimer and senior midfielder Matt Conaway each collected six groundballs.

Senior goalkeeper Bobby Chambers made his first start of the season, playing 30 minutes and recording seven saves. Senior Kevin Chenoweth logged 30 minutes following halftime and posted two saves.

The Cavaliers jumped on the Maroons, 2-0, in the opening eight minutes of the first quarter. Romanelli canned the gameís first goal off a feed from Skulski. Reimer handed Cabrini a two-goal cushion on an unassisted marker at the 7:05 mark.

Roanoke responded to score nine of the gameís next 11 goals, including seven straight to begin the second quarter. The Maroons out-scored the Cavaliersí 8-1 in the second period. Junior attackman Matt Quinton and senior attackman Zach Thomas combined to tally five goals in the run.

Cabrini quickly trimmed its five-goal halftime deficit to two scores with 12:58 left in the third quarter. Burrows triggered the three-goal spurt with his first goal of the quarter at the 13:43 mark. Dolente capped the run with a goal right on the Roanoke doorstep.

In the final quarter, the Cavaliers twice cut the Maroonsí lead to one goal on scores from freshman attackman Brian Hill and sophomore midfielder Dan Terenick. However, after both goals, Roanoke quickly answered to regain a two-goal lead.

Cabrini would come no closer than one score in the fourth quarter. The Maroons ballooned their lead to four goal, 16-12, with 4:46 remaining in the contest.

Thomas led the Roanoke offense with five points on three goals and two assists. Quinton tallied four points on four goals. Junior goalkeeper Jake Dorsey posted 13 saves.

The loss snaps Cabriniís 10-game win streak at home, dating back to the 2008 season. Also, the Cavaliersí all-time home record drops to 20-4 at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

Cabrini (4-3) returns to action Tuesday, March 25 for its Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) regular season opener against Gwynedd-Mercy College at home. The Cavaliers and Griffins face-off at 6:30 p.m.