The Cabrini Cavaliers men’s lacrosse team started the season off with a loud statement. The Cavalier’s faced off for the first time this season against Haverford College. An offensive showcase was in full effect.
The first goal of the season came within the first minute and a half of the game. Junior Tyler Johnston scored his first goal of the season giving the Cavs an early 1-0 lead. Haverford answered quickly however tying the game at 1-1.
Evan Downey gave the Cavaliers the lead back during the 10th minute of the first half. The first quarter went back and forth as Cabrini found them trailing for the first time in the game.
Early on Cabrini had a little trouble figuring out what to do with the Haverford offense. After the 15th minute this was all a distant memory for the cavaliers. Cabrini was dominating from here on out, going on a 6-0 scoring run. The Fords cut into their deficit with a goal at the 12:32 mark.
Freshman Hank Altschuler was huge as the netminder for the Cavs. Altschuler was relentless, not allowing Haverford to score and maintaining a 9-4 lead late into the 3rd. The outcome was Cabrini winning by a wide margin. The final score was, 17-4.
Senior Corey Elmer picked up right where he left off last season scoring four goals. Elmer also had 3 assists tallying 7 points total.
Cabrini outshot Haverford 44-30, including 27-14 in shots on net. History was also broken in the season opener as junior Anthony DiNenno won 13 faceoffs and scooped five ground balls, surpassing Andrew Kvech for the program’s all-time lead with 236 ground balls. Altschuler recorded 10 saves in the victory.
Sophomore Dan Hopson led the team with 2 turnovers while senior Joey Shallow had four goals along with Johnston. Also padding up the stat sheet were Downey and junior Damian Sobieski recording two assists each.
The Cavaliers will face off against No. 7 Dickinson at home on Wednesday February 25. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.