Men’s lacrosse opens season 3-0

By Nina Scimenes
March 18, 2004

Christa Angelioni

Men’s lacrosse already has a perfect record of 3-0, and a ranking of 18th in the nation. This top 20 ranking is the first of any men’s lacrosse Pennsylvania Athletic Conference team. The winning streak began during spring break when the men’s lacrosse team defeated Greensboro College in North Carolina.

Traveling eight hours by bus gave the team plenty of time to mentally prepare themselves for their first game of the season. “Coach made sure we knew it was a business trip, so we went down there and took care of business,” senior captain Rory Friel said. The Cavs edged out Greensboro with a score of 8-7.

After its victory the team had little time to celebrate, and continued its travel further south to St. Andrew’s College to prepare for their next game. Upperclassmen offered support to newcomers in adjusting to college level lacrosse. “I knew it was going to be difficult to play college lacrosse, but the coaches and captains have made it easy for the freshmen to adjust,” freshman Greg Cleaver said.

Returning to Cabrini College the team prepared for its next game against Fairleigh Dickinson University. The game was on FDUs home field due to weather conditions and resulted in a victory for Cabrini of 8-4.

The team has been flexible with complications in schedules. Its third game of the season was against 13th ranked Hamilton College. The men’s lacrosse team has yet to play on its home field this season. They hosted Hamilton at nearby Haverford School. In another close game Cabrini topped Hamilton 13-12. “We have a tough schedule this year and this win should be one of many to come,” Friel said.

Still early in the season the team has set further goals for themselves. “Our potential is limitless and the drive of our team will determine the rest of our season,” senior Michael Piccoli said.

Look to support the Cavs at its first home game scheduled for Saturday, March 27, against Alvernia College at 1 p.m.

Posted to the web by: Cecelia Francisco

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