Cavaliers dominate Hampden-Sydney

By Danielle Feole
March 19, 2009

The men’s lacrosse team beat Hampden-Sydney College 18-11 on Saturday, March 14.

The Cavs came back and scored 13 goals throughout the second half.

The Cavs rendered their first loss against Lynchburg College, Va. 16-11 on their way to spring break training in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. During spring break the team focused on offensive tempo and conditioning.

“We came out flat, but we never let up,” Assistant Coach Brian Felice said. “We always stayed the course and put fourth our best fight.”

Junior attackman Casey Grugan scored three goals and five assists.

Grugan has consecutively scored in 43 games. He moved into fifth-place all-time with 169 career points on 103 goals and 66 assists.

“I think we came together as a team after our loss against Lynchburg to come back and beat a good team like Hampden-Sydney,” Grugan said. “We had a few players that could not play in the game but that didn’t slow us down, which hopefully shows a lot of character in our team and keeps us moving forward.”

Senior attackman Scott Reimer scored four goals against the Hampden-Sydney Tigers on his way to a 200-point plateau.

Senior defensemen Jeff Moore grabbed 13 groundballs, with the help of the Cavs control of the face-off circle.

“It felt like we were playing two games almost, we were a different team from the first to the second half,” Felice said.

“The first half we didn’t play tough on both the offensive and defensive sides. During the second half, we played more true to our Cabrini style with tough defense and the offensive guys had a lot of goals.”

Senior face-off specialist Mike Dolente won 19-of-27 draw victories and five ground balls. Dolente has won 64-of-89 face-offs throughout the five games so far this season.

“We had some injuries on defense from the Lynchburg game, so some players were put in roles that they weren’t used to playing during the first half. By the second half, they got comfortable and as a team we got back to playing our style of lacrosse,” senior business administration major Mike Dolente said.

Sophomore attackman Jordan Coeyman added three goals and one assist during his first start of the season.

Senior midfielders Pat Grenier and B.J. Kletcheck each added one goal and one assist, while freshman attackman Brian Hill scored twice.

“We came out a little slow, but we were dealing with adversity after our loss, but were still able to come back with 18 points,” senior finance major Pat Grenier said.

The Cavs have a big match up this Saturday, March 21, against Roanoke College at 1 p.m.

Danielle Feole

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