As gray clouds hovered over the field at Neumann College and raindrops started sprinkling down, junior attack Sean Gracey saw his mark.
Gracey, a junior hailing from Philadelphia, came off the bench for injured attack Mike Piccoli and scored five goals in the men’s lacrosse game against Neumann College on Wednesday, March 26 as Cabrini defeated Neumann 18-5.
The rain apparently did not deter Cabrini’s concentration and execution. The Cavaliers came out fierce in the first quarter, firing 11 goals into Neumann’s net.
“The offense exploded in the first quarter,” Piccoli said.
“When you play a spring sport you have to deal with the spring rain,” head coach Steve Colfer said. “Conditions are sloppy and the play gets sloppy, but the rain did not affect us too much.”
Gracey had a lot of help from his teammates. Sophomore midfielder Rory Friel had two goals and six assists and junior goalie Antonio Masone had 10 shots fired at him, saving seven of them.
“The whole team executed very well,” Colfer said.
The game was especially important because Neumann is a rival in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
“We knew if we executed and played our style, we could control the action,” Colfer said. “We really dictated the flow and frustrated Neumann early.”
The Cavaliers will next play College Misericordia on Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
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