Cabrini Moves to 4-2 with 7-4 Victory

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

In an unusually low scoring game, the Cabrini Cavaliers used a 4-0 start to get best of the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons (1-4).

After. nearly nine minutes, Cabrini finally hit net when Mikey Vanaman did the work on an Austin Bolton (1g) score at the 6:10 mark

Dillon McManus (3g) doubled the Cavs lead with 1:18 to play that ended the opening quarter.

Second Quarter

It took just under five minutes for Bryan Rafferty (1g) followed twenty seconds later with McManus adding his second

Colton Smith (1g) was the recipient of a pretty pass from Brandon Stiles to end the run to make it a 4-1 affair.

McManus answered off a Jake Goss (1a) set up to close the half with Cabrini holding a 5-1 advantage.

To the Third

The offenses started to get their feet under them with Pat Doyan (1g) followed three minutes later with Tyler Starrett (1g) cutting Cabrini’s edge to 5-3.

Tommy Vaughn (1g) on the advantage and Vanaman (1g, 2a) countered making it 7-3

The Vananan goal came with just 00:01 on the clock

Fourth Stanza

Just one goal was scored in the fourth provided by, Brandon Stiles (1g, 2a).

Game Within the Game

Cabrini held a pre-game ceremony to honor the 300th victory for Head Coach, Steve Colfer who became the 21st winningest Coach in DI, DII and DIII

• Jake Huey went 12 of 15 from the “X” and scooped 6 ground balls for Cabrini.

• Travis Wagner stopped 17 shots while allowing 7 goals in the Cortland nets

• For Cabrini, Matt Nestler allowed just the four goals with 13 saves

Nestler also chipped in 3 caused turnovers and snagged 3 ground balls

Cabrini Moves to 4-2.

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.