Cabrini defeats rival Neumann 22-9

By Megan Bernatavitz
April 22, 2010

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team defeated Colonial States Athletic Conference competitor, Neumann University, on Saturday, April 17.

The 14th ranked team won with a score of 22-9. This extended the team’s winning streak to seven games.

“It feels great to be on a team where we can work together and come out on top. We have all worked so hard since the beginning of the season and to be able to have big wins like this one is great,” Anthony Mazza, junior midfielder, said.

The men’s offense had at least 15 players with one point and accumulated 63 shots.

By the end of the second quarter the Cavaliers were ahead 12-1.

Juniors Paul Skulski and Dan Terenick each had two goals within the first half.

“Offensively we played really well. We put points up early on and it was great to see a lot my teammates get into the game. It was important to win the face off’s and that really helped us out a lot.”

Senior midfielder Casey Grugan became Cabrini’s all-time leading scorer with 303 points; he has also had at least one point in 70 straight games on Saturday.

Grugan has had 188 goals and 115 assists in his career as a Cavalier. He had five goals and four assists with a total of nine points against Neumann University.

Senior attackman Steve Kapp had two goals and four assists with a season high of six points.

Sophomore Brian Hill and freshman attackman J.T. Ervin each had two goals.

“The Neumann game was a great opportunity for everyone to get playing time. There are a lot of talented players and everyone got to show it off on Saturday.”

With the help of juniors Joe Strain and Mike Gurenlian, the Cavaliers won the faceoff battle at the X winning 24 of the 34 attempts.

Gurenlian won all eight of his draws.

Erick Zarzecki, freshman goalkeeper, had five saves in the first half of the game.

This win for the Cavaliers was their 76th straight against CSAC competition since the 2001 season.

Cabrini is scheduled to play Washington College on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

Megan Bernatavitz

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