The #3 Cabrini Cavaliers (3-0) dominated every aspect of the 16-5 defeat of #15 Dickinson (2-2). Buoyed by a 12 goal over parts of three-quarters Cabrini showed why they are defending DIII Champions.
Mike Gerzabek (3g) got the ball rolling for the Cavaliers with just 1:56 played. Ben Levin (1a) set up Tucker Booth (1g) a minute and a half later to get Dickinson knotted up at 1-1.
Then, the machine that is Cabrini started to get untracked. The tight defensive first stanza was brought to a close after Matt LoPara (5g,2a) converted a Nick Werner (1a) feed and Cabrini had a lead the would never give up 2-1.
The second quarter was all Cabrini who potted seven markers supplied by, Jake Klein setting up Gerzabek, LoParo, Klein once again being playmaker to set up Kyle Tucker (3g) on the man advantage, Gerzabek, Kohl Wesner (1g), and LoParo with two more. The teams went to the half with Cabrini holding all the cards in a 9-1 game.
The machine continued to chug along with unmatched markers from, Ty Kostack (1g,1a), Kostack then sent a pretty pass to Jake Klein (1g, 3a), Tucker on the advantage, Bobby Griffith (1g) and the hat trick goal for Tucker and it became a 14-1 lead.
Finally, after 29:00, Dickinson got back on the board when Ryan Schaffer (1g) nailed an unassisted shot to make it 14-2. LoParo added another with 3:00 left but neither team did any more damage.
The final stanza was all about Dickinson with Griffin Moore (2g), and with :11 on the clock, Nick Goles (1g,1a) made it a ten goal contest. PJ Hewitt (1g) closed the book on the scoring with a Cabrini tally with :01 on the clock.
Dis and Dat:
- Cabrini FoGo, Jake Huey was dominant all afternoon and was 11 of 14 with 9 loose balls.
- Matt Nestler stopped 12 shots and garnered 5 loose balls in 45:00 in the Cabrini cage.
- Jake Klein picked up his 100th Collegiate assist to become only the sixth Cavalier to do so.