On Sunday, March 23 Cabrini’s roller hockey team defeated Philadelphia University 8-6. The Cavaliers came back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to move into a tie for first place with Lehigh University.
The game started out with Philadelphia University scoring the first two goals. The Cavs fought back and took the lead early in the third period. Mike Casey, defenseman, led the team with three goals and scored the first goal that put Cabrini in the lead.
The fans made their presence known to the team when there was a highlight. A number of fans traveled to the Marple Sports Arena to cheer on the team. “It is nice to know that the people on campus want to see us play. We really appreciate it. It gives us a boost,” Ethan Peiffer, junior goalie, said.
This win brings Cabrini’s record up to 11-4 and Philadelphia University’s down to 9-5. With this win the probability of the Cavs facing Lehigh for the third time this season against whom they are winless. The last time that the two teams faced each other the game was lost by Cabrini due to an over abundance of penalties. “I really feel that the team has grown since the beginning of this semester. Now I think that we can beat them by three or four goals,” Rich Dematteo, sophomore forward, said.