Cabrini men’s soccer team won by a substantial margin at Edith Robb Dixon Field against the Valley Forge Christian College Patriots by a score of 10-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 16th.
Right from the start, the Cavaliers controlled the pace and held control of the ball in the Patriots’ territory. The Cavs were slow in getting started. They had a hard time connecting on some passes. A few early offside calls prevented the Cavs from getting a shot on goal early.
The Cavaliers unleashed an onslaught of shots with 24 coming in the first half and six of the shots finding the back of the net.
Sophomore George Lambritsios struck first for the Cavs. In the 23rd minute, Lambritsios broke through defenders in the box with a pass from sophomore Christian Martin and then finessed it past freshman Brian Peterson for the first goal of the match.
That goal opened the floodgates. The Cavs scored less than a minute later when a pass from senior Kyle Johnson opened up a one-on-one opportunity for sophomore Rey Jimenez. He fired a shot to beat the keeper inside the right post.
“I wanted to score next,” Jimenez said. “Seeing George score that goal made me hungry for goals.”
Just five minutes later, Martin, off of a cross from Johnson, slid in and pushed the ball past Peterson.
The Cavaliers continued to attack, getting another goal just two minutes later. A long-range shot from Jimenez hit the cross bar and senior Ryan Juhring was directly in front of the net and headed it in for the Cavs.
Four minutes later, freshman Bobby Sharp rocketed his first of three unassisted goals. This one hit the left post as it rolled in.
“It was a surreal feeling,” Sharp said commenting about his first goal, “The team came together, and the ball fell in our favor.”
As the half was coming to a close, the Cavs set up for a corner in the 43rd minute as junior Ryan Cerrato crossed the ball in he found senior Pat Wehring. He headed the ball past Peterson for the sixth goal of the half for the Cavs.
The second half opened and the Cavaliers picked up where they left off, pounding the Patriots’ zone with shots, through balls, and crosses. The Cavaliers had a total of 19 shots with four of them finding the back of the net.
Just five minutes into the half, Jimenez struck again, this time off of a corner crossed in by Mike Commacho.
13 minutes later in the 63rd minute, sophomore Eric Goldbloom carried the ball up the sideline and crossed it into the middle of the penalty box. The cross was controlled by junior Brendan Magerr who then rocketed the ball past Peterson off of a volley.
Four minutes later, a corner kick from Goldbloom was cleared out right on the foot of Wehring. Wehring tried to shoot the ball past Peterson, but Peterson made an amazing diving save.
Then in the 77th minute Sharp scored again. The Patriots cleared the ball from a corner right to Sharp who controlled it and rocketed another shot past Peterson.
“The coach has been telling us all year to shoot more,” Sharp said. “That’s what I did and luckily they went in.”
Sharp finished off his hat trick and the scoring for the night in the 85th minute. The ball was cleared out of the penalty box from a free kick and into the feet of Sharp. From about 28 yards out, Sharp shot the ball into the lower left hand corner.
“I’m just really humble I got those goals,” Sharp said about his hat trick, “and it was a great team effort all around.”
The Cavaliers improve to 7-7-2 overall with two games left before the CSAC play offs. Their next game will be on Senior Day, Saturday, Oct. 20th, at 12 p.m. against Baptist Bible College at Edith Robb Dixon Field.