Cabrini vs. Gwynedd-mercy
April 29, 2009
The Game Story:
RADNOR, Pa. Ė The No. 14 Cabrini menís lacrosse team will play for its ninth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) crown Saturday following a 19-2 victory against No. 4 seed Gwynedd-Mercy College Wednesday at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The Cavaliers have advanced to the conference title tilt for the 10th straight season.

Against the Griffins, Cabrini extended the nationís longest conference win streak to 87 games, including the postseason, dating back to the 2001 campaign. Ninth-year head coach Steve Colfer, named the conference coach of the year for the fifth time earlier Wednesday, is 87-0 all-time versus league opponents.

Junior attackman Casey Grugan and sophomore midfielder Paul Skulski led the Cavaliersí offense, each recording six points. Grugan extended the nationís second-longest consecutive points streak to 54 games with five goals and one assist.

Grugan is now just one assist shy of matching Athletic Hall of Fame honoree Tom Lemieuxís (1999-02) single-season mark of 43 established in 2002.

Skulski tallied two goals and added four helpers. Senior attackman Scott Reimer, Cabriniís all-time leader in career points (243) and goals (220), notched four points on four goals.

Sophomore midfielder Jordan Coeyman chipped in with three points on one goal and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Dan Terenick (2G), sophomore midfielder Joe Strain (1G, 1A) and freshman attackman Brian Hill (1G, 1A) each registered two points.

Senior Mike Dolente led the Cabrini efforts in the face-off circle, winning 8-of-9 draw attempts. Senior Kevin Fahey tallied four face-off wins in seven tries.

The Cavaliers owned a 55-39 advantage in groundballs. Reimer and senior defenseman Jeff Moore each notched a team-leading five groundballs.

Senior goalkeeper Kevin Chenoweth played more than 50 minutes in between the Blue & White pipes, tallying six saves. Senior Bobby Chambers came on in relief to play the final nine minutes and change.

Freshman midfielder Stefan Hetland and freshman midfielder Nicholas Coan each scored one goal for the Griffins in the loss. Sophomore netminder Kevin Hens totaled 15 saves.

The win improves the Cavaliersí all-time record in the CSAC Tournament to 16-1. Cabriniís lone loss came at the hands of Wesley College in the 2000 title game.

In its previous eight CSAC championship games, the Blue & White has out-scored its opponents 117-33. Each of those eight contests were played at home.

Top-seeded Cabrini (13-3) will host No. 2 seed Marywood University Saturday, May 2 at Edith Robb Dixon Field. The opening face-off with the Pacers is set for 1 p.m.