Cabrini Continues Win Streak, 12-11

Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.

The #13 Cabrini Cavaliers (5-2) welcomed Colorado College (2-6) to Edith Robb Stadium for mid-week matinee.

It was a homecoming for the Head Coach of Colorado College, Mike Horowitz.

Horowitz was a stand out net minder for Muhlenberg College before serving six seasons as Defensive Coach for St. Joseph’s University.

Horowitz also spent a summer playing box in a Philadelphia league.

Cabrini, who struggled with cohesion in the early part of the season, seem to have righted their ship.

The victory marks the third straight for the Cavaliers.

To the Game

With just 1:06 played, Anders Erickson (1g) gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

Bryan Rafferty (3g) followed by Tommy Vaughn (2g) gave Cabrini an edge with 9:38 fo play.

Karstan Nyarardi (1g) converted a Jack Haims pass to knot it up with Reed Weinberg (1g) ending the first with Colorado College in front, 3-2.


Vaughn and Dillon McManus (3g,2a) ten seconds apart, put Cabrini in front, 4-3.

Dylan Brown (4g) tied it for the third time, 4-4.

McManus and Jack Haims (1g, 2a) for the Tigers, got it to another deadlock

The back and forth continued with McManus and Declan Maguire (2g) also exchanging net benders to close the half…stop me if you heard this….deadlocked at 6.

To the Third

Brown and Wyatt Haney (1g) followed the pattern. Austin Bolton (2g) hit rope twice, first at 9:13 and the second at 8:25 giving Drexel the edge.

You know where this is leading…

With :05 on the clock, Haims played set up for Brown to end the end with the seventh tie, 9-9..

Who Wants It?

Cabrini finally gained some momentum with Mikey Vanaman (1g,2a) at 13:38 and a pair from Rafferty. The first at 6:25 and the second at 5:03.

Brown and Maguire countered but, that’s all the Tigers could get done.


• Shots were 45 Cabrini to 33 for CC.

• Shots on had a 30-25 advantage for Cabrini.

• Turnovers went 17-16 the Cabrini way.

• Cabrini won the ground ball battle, 30-28.

• Faceoffs had a 19-6 Cabrini advantage with Jake Huey winning 19 of 26 with 10 Ground balls.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.