The men’s roller hockey team beat Temple in the second round of the playoffs on Sunday, April 13 with a score of 4-3.
A crowd of Cabrini supporters poured through the front doors of the Marple Sports Arena, the home of the Philadelphia Collegiate Roller Hockey League the men play in. Cabrini came out with a burst of energy as junior Mike Casey immediately took it upon himself to score the first goal of the game. The first period ended with that being the lone goal.
In the second period a pass from Casey allowed junior Kevin Silverstein to knock home a goal in the beginning of the second period. Giving the crowd barely enough time to calm down from the last goal, Casey scored again with some help from sophomore Rich DeMatteo. Temple fired right back, however, making the score 3-1. That did not slow down the adrenaline rush for Cabrini, as sophomore combination Ed Houseman and Dave Arnold retaliated. Houseman was credited for assisting Arnold’s goal. Temple went on to score again in the second period, and once in the third period. It was just enough to make the game exciting, but it was not enough to win, as Cabrini held on for the victory.
Junior Ethan Peiffer had a great game in the goal with 25 saves, 13 of which were clutch saves in the third period allowing Cabrini to hang on for the win. After beating St. Joe’s 2 in the first round of the playoffs and Temple in the second, the men will advance to the Conference Championship Game, where they will face Lehigh on Friday, April 25.
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