Cabrini vs. Marywood
April 30, 2013
The Game Story:
Box Score

RADNOR, Pa. – The No. 5 Cabrini men's lacrosse team extended its win streak to 10 games today and in the process secured its spot in its 14th consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference championship game. After a slow start, the Cavaliers found their stride and overpowered the Marywood University Pacers 19-2 at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The Blue and White will host Centenary College in Saturday's title game.

Ten Cavaliers (13-3, 6-0 CSAC) found the back of the net in tonight's game, led by Corey Elmer. The junior recorded his sixth game this season with at least eight points, posting four goals and four assists. Sophomore Anthony DiSanzo match Elmer with a career high four goals. Senior Bobby Thorp added five points, while fellow senior Andrew Layne added a career high four points.

The Blue and White struggled to find its rhythm in the early going as the game remained scoreless for the first nine minutes. Cabrini finally opened the scoring on its ninth shot of the game, as sophomore Mike Leyden found DiSanzo with 6:18 left in the first. Elmer's unassisted tally with 2:11 to play in the opening period gave Cabrini a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes.

The Cavaliers found their stride in the second quarter as a late flurry blew the game open. Sophomore Damian Sobieski scored the first of his two in the quarter just 90 seconds into the frame. Layne opened his scoring with a goal at the 10:45 mark. Elmer's second of the night came just after the nine minute mark, extending the lead to 5-0. The Pacers got on the board with 3:35 left in the half on a goal by sophomore Sam Trill. Cabrini took less than 20 seconds to respond.

Known for its quick strike offense, the Blue and White put the game out of reach with six goals over the final 3:16 of the second quarter. Nineteen seconds after Trill's goal, Thorp found Sobieski for the sophomore's second of the quarter. Just 16 second slater, Elmer found Thorp for the senior's first of the night.

Thorp returned the favor at the 2:15 mark, as Elmer completed his hat trick. Leyden recorded his second helper of the game when he found sophomore Ethan Heisman with 1:18 on the clock. Layne's second goal of the game came with 40 seconds remaining in the half and extended the lead to 10-1.

The halftime break did nothing to slow the Blue and White as DiSanzo's second goal game less than two minutes into the third quarter. Senior Joe Hughes recorded his second assist of the year when he found Elmer with just under six minute on the clock. The Cavaliers closed the third quarter with a pair of goals in the final 17 seconds. DiSanzo completed his hat trick with 17 seconds on the clock.

On the ensuing faceoff, senior defenseman Andrew Kvech scooped the ground ball and passed the ball to junior defenseman Bill McCabe, just as it looked as if McCabe would hold for the final seconds, he flung the ball the length of the field, finding Thorp alone in front of the Marywood net for his second goal of the day.

Cabrini again struck quickly to open the final period. The Pacers took the period's opening faceoff then immediately turned the ball over. Kveck scooped the ball and sprinted the length of the field, firing his first shot of the season and scoring his first career goal. Another Trill goal with 12:49 to play ended Cabrini's run of 10 unanswered goals.

DiSanzo's fourth of the game came with 8:30 to play. Fellow sophomore Frank Magazu added his fourth of the season with 6:12 on the clock. Layne found junior Joey Shallow for the junior's 17th of the season with 3:54 on the clock before recording his second assist 43 seconds later on a man-up goal by fellow senior Andrew Protenic.

The Cavaliers outshot Marywood 65-14, including 34-6 in shots on goal, including 13 each by Elmer and Thorp and 10 from Heisman. Senior defenseman Tim Grenier scooped a career high nine ground balls. Kvech added six ground balls and caused a career best five turnovers. Freshman Chris Treat recorded four saves in recording his 11th career win.

Trill netted both goals for the Pacers (5-11, 4-2 CSAC), while senior goaltender Nicholas Cornella posted 15 saves.

The Blue and White will meet the Centenary College Cyclones in Saturday's title game. The Cyclones improved to 13-2 with today's 12-5 CSAC semifinal win over third seeded Gwynedd-Mercy. Freshman Joey DeBiasse led Centenary with three goals and five assists. Senior Cameron Gunn added four points and was one of three Cyclones to net a pair of goals in the win.

The Cavaliers handed the Cyclones their first loss of the season after seven wins to open the season. Elmer led the club with eight points, including a career high six assists, while Thorp added four goals and a helper in the Blue and White's 25-5 win in Hackettstown, N.J.