No.4 Men’s Lacrosse adds name to record book with 15-9 Win

By Jason Williams
April 2, 2014

With another big scoring outbreak, the No.4 Cabrini men’s lacrosse team defeated Whittier College at Edith Robb Dixon Field with a final score of 15-9, with the win the cavaliers improve to 7-0 on the season. The win marks the best start in school history, with the win the cavs past the Cavaliers of 2004 by one win.

Blue and White were led by the efforts of juniors Tyler Johnston and Damian Sobieski, Johnson netted four goals with one assist and Sobieski added three goals with one assist. Also helping the Cavaliers in the big win were junior Mike Leyden and sophomore Joey Dalfo with two goals a piece.

With the Whittier Poets taking the lead only 31 seconds into the game, Mike Leyden netted a goal with a man up with 13:13 left in the period. After taking the led off of Dalfo’s first goal of the day, but Whittier college sparked a big run of there own scoring three straight goals. A Tyler Johnston unassisted goal at the end of the opening period  trimmed the Cavs first period deficit to 4-3.

With a goal by senior JoJo Cooper in the second quarter the Cavs tied the game up at 6:09 left in the game. Damian Sobieski netted two goals in the final 4:29 of the half, to give Blue and White a 6-5 lead going into the halftime break.

With another Sobieski goal at the 10:42 mark  left in the third with this goal this gave the cavaliers a two point lead. In a matter of seconds the Whittier College Poets answered tying the game up at 7-7 with 7 minutes left in the period.

In a matter of minutes the Cavaliers went on a run between the third and fourth quarters. With two unassisted goals one from Tyler Johnston and one from pre-season All-American senior Cory Elmer the cavs went up 9-7. Early in the fourth period the cavaliers man-up after a Whittier College penalty, Elmer found Leyden to give the Cavaliers a 10-7 lead with 14:10 left to play in the game.

The Cavaliers continued there big scoring run with five goals being scored in a 14 minute span. Sophomore Fan Hopson netted his first career goal while Tyler Johnston tallied two more goals to add to the scoring total. Sophomore Evan Allvord added his first goal of the season at the 6:34 mark, this goal put the Cavs up 14-7. The cavaliers finished the scoring with one more goal from Joey Dalfo to give the Cavs 15 points on the day.

Sophomore Matt Symes led Whittier College with three goals and one assist, while junior Danny Prevedel added two goals and one assist.

The Cavaliers will begin CSAC play on Wednesday as they put their 96 game win streak on the line, against Immaculata University (0-5, 0-0 CSAC). The Blue and White will take on the Immaculata Mighty Macs as the visit Edith Robb Dixon Field at 6:30 p.m.

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