The men’s soccer team faced off against fellow CSAC opponent Gwynedd-Mercy College on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and came out on top with a very one-sided 4-0 victory at Edith Robb Dixon Field.
From the very beginning, the Cavs wasted little time with the ball and were attacking the Griffins from all angles. It was very evident from the beginning that Cabrini had the advantage in this contest.
In just the seventh minute, senior Eric Collins received a pass from freshman George Lambritsios and finished in the top corner of the goal. This goal set the tone for the game and the Cavs went into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, three goals were scored. In minute 66 of the game, Collins scored his second goal of the game and his sixth of the season. Fellow senior Jim Mattock picked up the assist after sending a beautiful pass to Collins.
Minutes later, Collins returned the favor right back to Mattock. Mattock scored his fourth goal of the season, giving the Cavs a 3-0 lead with 20 minutes still left in the game.
Cabrini wasn’t done yet. Lambritsios sealed the deal in minute 81 with his first collegiate goal.
The Cavs outshot the Griffins by a stunning 14-3 margin and held the Griffins to only two shots on goal.
“It was overall a great game,” Joe Halbherr, sophomore back, said. “There was a great atmosphere and high intensity – everything you could ask for in a CSAC soccer match.”
Halbherr, who got some quality minutes against Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday, provided the Cavs with some “clean up duty,” as sophomore goalie Eric Nowicki called it.
Yet again, the back four played outstanding defense and Nowicki wasn’t hesitant to thank them. “The back four of Girolamo, Johnson, Doherty and Martin played a huge role in this win and set the pace for our team,” Nowicki said. “When the back four plays well like they did today, it makes the game go that much smoother.”
The Cavaliers have just four games remaining, three of which are conference games.
“These last couple games are very important,” Collins said. “They are must wins for us.”