Cabrini vs. Alvernia
March 29, 2006
The Game Story:
RADNOR, Pa. (March 29) -- Freshman attacker Scott Reimer scored a career-high five goals, the last just 1:17 into the second half, as nationally ranked Cabrini rolled to a 20-3 win over visiting Alvernia Wednesday in a one-sided PAC game.

The Cavaliers (6-1, 2-0), ranked 17th in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches poll, emptied the bench early and had goals from 14 different players en route to their 39th straight conference win, the second-longest string in Division III history. The Cavs, five-time defending PAC champions, have not lost a league game since 2000.

Reimer scored three times in the first period as Cabrini opened up a 6-1 lead over Alvernia (0-5, 0-1), a five-year-old program now 0-19 all-time in PAC action. The stubborn Crusaders kept it close for nine minutes, making it 2-1 on a goal by senior midfielder Chris Schell 5:30 into the game.

But Cabrini held the Crusaders scoreless over the next 47 minutes while whipping in six unanswered goals in the second quarter for a 13-1 halftime lead, then adding five more in the third to go up 17-1. Sophomore long-stick Ryan Dunn led the defense with four takeaways, one more than all-leaguer Nick Terlizzo and freshman Jeff Moore.

Reimer, who entered the game third on the team in scoring, vaulted past senior all-league picks Matt Campbell and Dave Rayer to take over the lead with 16 on the year. Sophomore midfielder Beau Nickerson and senior mid Dave (Cheeseburger) Barba each scored twice, the only players other than Reimer with more than one goal.

Sophomore midfielder Matt McKinney got things rolling for Cabrini by scoring 3:10 into the game, and Reimer made it 2-0 just 1:28 later. A few minutes after Schell's goal for Alvernia, sophomore midfielders Dan Leigh and NIckerson triggered the avalanche by scoring 44 seconds apart.

Leigh, Campbell, Rayer, and freshman Scott Bordignon each contributed one goal and one assist for the Cavs. Bordignon scored the first goal of his collegiate career, as did fellow rookies Guy Columbro and Kevin McMenamin.

Cabrini also had single goals from junior Paul Amentt, sophomore Denny (Waterbug) Valerio and freshmen Terence Jones and Mike Brewer.