Shenandoah vs. Cabrini
April 28, 2007
The Game Story:
WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Cabrini College clinched the 2007 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference regular season title today with a 20-10 win at Shenandoah.

Shenandoah (9-3, 5-2 PAC) could have tied the 14th ranked Cavaliers for the regular season title with a victory. Instead, Cabrini (13-2, 7-0) earns the top-seed at next week's tournament and will host No. 4 Eastern in a Wednesday semi-final.

SU falls to the No. 3 seed and travels to second-seeded Wesley in the other semi-final. The two semi-final round winners will play on Saturday at the highest seed remaining for the PAC Tournament title and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

The Hornets scored the first goal of Saturday's contest, on a James Gonzalez to Justin Ratcliff tally just 30 seconds in, but CC took control by scoring six of the game's next seven goals.

The Cavaliers used this 6-1 run, which lasted from the 13:21 mark of the first until the 7:15 mark of the second, to take a lead it would not relinquish.

Shenandoah was able to make things interesting by sandwiching a 3-0 run around halftime, but Cabrini pulled away with an 11-1 run that finished with 7:49 remaining in the contest.

Ratcliff did provide something for the Shentel Stadium fans to cheer for by scoring three goals and one assist. His final point, an assist to Stephen Mayor with 3:12 left, gave Ratcliff a school-record 62 points for the season.

He breaks the mark of 61 set by Martin Carlson in 2005.

Cabrini, which peppered SU goalie Michael O’Brien with 54 shots, had 12 different players register at least one point. Attackman Casey Grugan led this group with four goals and two assists for six points while fellow attack starters Rich Romanelli and Scott Reimer had four goals each.

In addition to Ratcliff's three goals and one assist, Mayor had four goals for the Hornets.

CC also won 23 of 31 face-offs and held a 63-40 advantage in groundballs.

O'Brien finished with 17 saves.