After losing to the No.1 team in the division with a final score of 12-9, the Cavaliers walked on the Edith Robb Dixon Field on Saturday, March 20, with high morale and determination.
The team worked as a whole and put a stop to Drew University’s 3-0 record by winning 14-7.
“Through practice on Thursday and Friday we as a team knew we had to come out with a win on Saturday no matter what,” Bryan Churchey, junior history and political science major, said.
Up to this point, senior attackman, Casey Grugan has scored at least one point during the last 64 games he has played, which is the longest Division III score streak in the country. Playing against Drew, Grugan scored four goals and one assist.
Among Grugan some other point leaders were junior midfielder, Dan Terenick who scored three points and one assist and junior attackman, Paul Skulski who scored two points and had two assists.
While freshman midfielder, Joe Hughes had his first career goal, sophomore attackman, Ryan Sankey had his second goal of the season in the fourth period.
“Going into the game on Saturday we had the attitude of we aren’t trying to play with Drew, but just beat them,” Churchey said.
The Cavaliers’ freshman goalkeeper, Erick Zarzecki, had seven saves during his 57 minutes of playing time and was relieved by sophomore Steve Farrell.
During the 2010 season the Cavaliers are ranked No. 19 and have a 4-3 record, but still have optimism for the rest of the season, especially for their upcoming game.
On Saturday, March 27 the Cavaliers open the Colonial States Athletic Conference by taking on Immaculata University at 1 p.m. This game in particular is crucial since Cabrini hasn’t lost a conference game in nine years.
“The only way a team can win is if they play all 60 minutes of the game, not 40 or 50. You have to play the entire game if you expect to beat your opponent,” Churchey said.