The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 5 in the country in all of Division III in the preseason. After making to the Elite 8 last year, there was high expectations for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs started off with an 18-12 win over the Haverford College Fords.
They started slow opening the season of 2013, and went down 2-0 in the beginning of the game. The Cavs fought back and tied the game by the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Cavs took control and outscored the Fords 7-1. The Cavs held on to the lead for their first victory of the season.
Cabrini than would start their four-game road trip at the seventh-ranked Dickinson College Red Devils. The Red Devils pulled away in the fourth quarter and gave the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.
Cabrini would than take on No. 3 Lynchburg College Hornets and fall again in a close game, 11-9.
The Cavs rebounded in their most recent match on Saturday, March 9, beating Swarthmore, 15-7.
The Cavaliers’ offense has been led by junior attack Corey Elmer, who has recorded 20 points on nine goals and 11 assists. Senior attack Bobby Thorp has recorded 12 points on eight goals and four assists, and sophomore midfielder Anthony DiSanzo has recorded 10 points on nine goals and one assist.
Senior Goalkeeper, Erick Zarzeki has led the Cavaliers in net posting a 10.5 goals against average and .553 save percentage.
This is a traditional Cabrini lacrosse season. The Cavs put themselves up against the best in the nation as they prepare for games within the conference. It is through these challenging games that ensure the Cavs are ready for conference play. It is the reason the Cavs are 12-time defending CSAC champions.
The road doesn’t get any easier in the week ahead. The Cavs close the four-game road trip against No. 10 Gettysburg College on Wednesday before hosting the nation’s top-ranked team, SUNY Cortland, on Saturday.
But it is a road the Cavs will bear knowing that they will be prepared for the conference, ready to win another CSAC title and make another deep run in the NCAA Tournament.