Cabrini Men’s Lacrosse Drops to 3-1

The #3 Cabrini Cavaliers (3-1) went into Ithaca, New York. to take on the 2-2 Ithaca University Bombers on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers were able to handle the explosive Cabrini offense and outlasted the visitors in a back and forth battle, 11-9. The loss would be the first for Cabrini since March 27, 2019, a span of 18 games.

In-Game Action

The first stanza was a taut defensive battle that saw Ithaca’s Connor Till (3g,1a) open the scoring before Mike Gerzabek (3g) and Matt LoParo (2g) converting a Ty Kostack (2a) set up to close the first with Cabrini up, 2-1.

Blake Eischen (1g) knotted it up. Kohl Wesner (2g) and, on the man up, Kyle Tucker set up LoParo for a 4-2 Cabrini lead. Ryan Osvath (1g) and after just 1:09, Till would get it tied up once again at 4-4. Wesner added his second before Jae Stuhlman (2g) countered to close the half at 5-5.

Gerzabek at 10:35 put the Cavs ahead. Ithaca roared back with markers from Stuhlman and Connor Brumfield (2g) to recapture the lead. Kostack hit Kyle Tucker (1g,1a) with a pretty pass. Dillon Fitzpatrick (1g) matched your take it to the final 15:00 with Ithaca holding a one-goal lead, 8-7.

Drew Turner (1g) stretched the advantage to two tallies. Gerzabek and Till exchanged markers and with 8:02 on the clock, Cabrini had an uphill battle. Jake Klein (1g,1a) tried to jump-start a comeback but was thwarted when Brumfield scored again to end the 11-9 battle.

Dis and Dat:

  • Cabrini netminder, Jake Nestler stopped 14 shots in defeat.
  • Tommy DeLuca forced 4 turnovers and scooped 6 loose balls in a futile cause for Cabrini.

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.