Cabrini vs. Shenandoah
March 25, 2006
The Game Story:
RADNOR, Pa. (March 25) -- Freshman Scott Reimer and senior Matt Campbell (left) each rang up their second straight hat tricks with three goals each Saturday as nationally ranked Cabrini cruised past visiting Shenandoah 15-5 in its Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) opener.

The Cavaliers (5-1, 1-0), tied for 17th in the U.S, Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches poll, opened up a 9-0 lead early in the third quarter and pulled their starting goalie after three periods with the score 12-2. The Cavs opened their bid for a sixth straight PAC title and fifth straight NCAA tournament bid.

Shenandoah (0-5, 0-2) got a game-high four goals from sophomore Stephen Mayor, the 2005 PAC Rookie of the Year, and 21 saves from sophomore goalie Mark (Brisket) Verrilli, who kept the Cavalier score under 20 with several outstanding saves. Hornet sophomore Theo Rogers scooped up a game-high 11 ground balls.

The Hornets played Cabrini to a 0-0 standoff until late in the first quarter, when the Cavs erupted for three goals in 94 seconds, two of them by Reimer. The second and third scores came against Shenandoah's backup goalie, after Verrilli was shaken up in a collision and left the game briefly.

Reimer broke the ice with 3:38 left in the period, and senior Kevin Rayer scored his 13th goal of the year just seven seconds later, after taking a pretty feed off the faceoff from sophomore John Bodnar. Reimer struck again just 87 seconds later, with 2:04 left in the period.

Cabrini opened up a 7-0 halftime lead on two goals by sophomore Beau Nickerson and one each by freshman Matt Conaway and by sophomore Denny (Waterbug) Valerio, the first of his college career.

Campbell scored all three of his goals in the second half while picking up four ground balls and tying junior Clint Weaver with a team-high three takeaways. He ran his season total to 13 goals, tying Rayer for the team lead.

Ten Cavaliers hammered in goals, including, senior Dave Barba, freshman Pat Grenier and sophomores Matt McKinney and Madman Dan DeRosa. Barba knocked in his first of the season and Grenier the first of his college career. Grenier and Barba joined Bodnar in the assist column, along with junior Denis Beovich.

Four Cavs tied for the team lead in ground balls, each with five: Grenier, Bodnar, junior goalie Kevin Quinn and freshman long-stick Jeff Moore. Quinn left after three quarters with nine saves and two goals against