Rolling on to the playoffs

By Cheryl Wagstaff
April 3, 2003

Cabrini’s roller hockey team ended its regular season with a win against St. Joseph’s 2, 9-1 on Sunday, March 31, at the Marple Sports Arena. This win gave the Cavaliers a 12-4 record, enough to put them into third place for the playoffs.

The top three seeds in the playoffs belong to St. Joseph’s 1, Lehigh University and Cabrini.

Drexel 1 is the team to beat with a record of 13-3. Sophomore Rich Dematteo feels that it will be Drexel and Cabrini in the Championships.

The Cavaliers only have one practice a week on Fridays from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. However, many players miss the practices due to classes or conflicts with other sports.

Despite not having optimal practice time, the Cavaliers have managed to stay on top of the standings in their conference.

Dematteo was chosen by both the players and coaches in the league to represent Cabrini in the roller hockey all-star game. The game was held at the Marple Sports Arena on Saturday, March 29, and it featured the North West Conference vs. the South East Conference. Dematteo was also chosen as the games most valuable player.

Cabrini begins its playoff run on Saturday, April 12 against St. Joseph’s 2 at 6 p.m. at the Marple Sports Arena. If the Cavaliers advance to the second round of the playoffs they will face either second ranked Lehigh or seventh ranked Philadelphia University 2 on Sunday, April 14.

Posted to the web by Lauren Joseph

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