Men’s lacrosse undefeated in PAC

By Kendall Neil
May 1, 2003

Steph Mangold

You could almost feel the anticipation, hear the hearts pounding, and see the excitement in the eyes of the men’s lacrosse team as they prepared for their last regular season game on Saturday, April 26. The men’s team went into this last regular season game with an overall record of 9-3 and 5-0 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. The Cavaliers next prey would be the Mustangs of Villa Julie. For a team that is 5-0 in the PAC, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Then one looks at the standings and sees that Villa Julie is right behind the Cavaliers with an identical record in the PAC. The cool dismal weather didn’t keep fans from both schools away. This was a game not to be missed.

“We knew we had to win and we did what we had to do,” sophomore Justin Gray said. The team did just that. Beating Villa Julie with a score of 8-4, the Cavaliers clinched a spot in the PAC tournament as the number one seed. “I think we can win the PAC again,” Gray said.

Junior Mike Piccoli said that the confidence level throughout the team was high before the game. “The team was emotionally charged. Our defense played extremely well, we ran our sets effectively. We expect nothing less than a clear concise victory on Wednesday,” Piccoli said.

With the chance of a 3-peat of winning the PAC championship looming in the very near future, the team continues practicing in preparation for a game on Wednesday, April 30 at 3 p.m. against Misericordia where the winner will compete in the semi-finals for the chance of a PAC championship on Saturday. Piccoli says that the team isn’t feeling any pressure of the chance of a 3-peat.

The winners of the Cabrini/Misericordia game and the winner of the Villa Julie/Wesley game will compete in the PAC championship Saturday, May 3.

Posted to the web by Steph Mangold

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