by Kendra Clark
The sky was gray and the weather cold, but the men’s lacrosse team proved to be hot by defeating Misericordia College by a score of 28 – 1 on Saturday March 24.
The Cavs showed their domination early by scoring three goals within three minutes of the first period. Throughout the rest of the first half, the Cavs continued dominance by posting a 20-0 score as the first half ended.
As the Cavs came back for the second half, they continued their dominance. At the end of the third period the Cavs were ahead 24-0. In the fourth period excitement was brought on when the coach, Steve Colfer, switched the offense to defense and vice versa.
“The 4th period was the highlight for me because the coached switched me from defense to offense and I scored,” said Mike Demarest, senior defensemen.
Demarest was not the only defensemen who benefited from the switch. Sophomore Tom Grosse also took advantage of the switch and scored a goal for the Cavs 27th.
Misericordia’s turn came in the fourth period with a time of 9:14 on the clock. Matt Boben scored the lone goal, which created cheers from both the Cabrini and Misericordia fans.
Elaine Abrams, sophomore, stated, ” It was nice that they scored the one goal because at least they did not go away without the feeling of not accomplishing anything.”
When asked about the game, Matt Clements, senior goalie, stated, “We all had a chance to play, which was good because we all gained some game experience.”
As Cabrini looks toward their next game they hope to keep working on what they have been all season.
“We want to work on staying together as a team and keep working on completing the game as a whole,” said Ryan Greer, senior midfielder. Demarest added, ” We also want to keep working on our fundamentals.”
The Cavs lead the PAC, as stated on the PAC website, with a standing of 2-0 and are 2-3 in the overall standings.
The Cavs will play next on March 28 at DeSales University at 3:30 p.m. They will come back home on March 31 when they take on Shenandoah University at 12:00 p.m.
For this game Demarest states, ” We would like more fans to come out and support us.”