Cabrini Uses Huge Opening Quarter en Route to 11-9 Victory

The Scranton Royals (15-6) made the cross state trip to take on The Cabrini Cavaliers (13-4) in NCAA DIII action.

Kevin M. Neibauer.

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Cabrini played their final regular season game of the 2022 season in Edith Robb Field in Radnor, PA.

A huge first quarter saw Cabrini build a lead but, had to hold on for a two goal win,11-9.

What About the First?

If you look up domination you would find, “Cabrini First Quarter”…see also, Scranton Second Quarter.

Austin Bolton (2g,2a) started the Cabrini deluge with just :43 played

Senior Face off guru, Jake Huey (1g) won the ensuing draw and took it to the house.

The goal came just five seconds after the Bolton marker giving the Cavaliers a two goal lead with :48 played.

Griffin Ganster (1g) kept the pedal to the metal at 11:22.

Max Drift did the work to set up Tommy Vaughan (1g) on the advantage followed with Dillon McManus (1g) stretching the advantage to 5-0 at 8:18.

At 5:13, Mitchel Kozak (3g,1a) put an end to the carnage but, Mikey Vanaman (2g,2a) ended the opening quarter with a 6-1 Cavalier edge

How dominating was it? Cabrini outshoot their guests, 18-2.

Second Signals Change

Scranton recovered from the storm and said, “hold my beer”.

Matt Solleder (2g), Kozak, Alex Eglitis (1g) followed by Solleder’s second, and suddenly, with 6:17 remaining, we had a 6-5 affair.

Vanaman set up Max Drift (1g,1a) on the advantage to close the half with Scranton looking at a two goal deficit, 7-5.

From the tit for tat department. The Royals turned the tables with a shot advantage of 12-7 and a face off edge of 4 of 6.

Things Simmer Down

A tight defensive third would reveal just a trio of goals.

Chris Crapanzano (2g,1a) hit twine at 13:02 and again at 9:55 to bring Scranton all the way back to knot it up at 7-7.

Bolton hit Vanaman at 7:33 to give the home team the 8-7 lead to go to the final quarter.

Bolton Taking Over

Bolton continued to have the hot hand hitting his second at 10:44 to get it to 9-7.

At 5:30, Bolton became playmaker by setting up Zack Kaut (1g).

Kozak put it back to a two goal game with Evan Trizonas (1g) all but sealing the deal with 1:46 to play.

Mike Bouhall (1g,1a) planted a Crapanzano feed to account for the 11-9 final.

Odds and Ends:

• Cabrini outshoot Scranton, 43-34 with on goal leaning the Cavs way, 29-23.

• Scranton turned the ball over 15 times to Cabrini’s 12.

• Cabrini also had more ground balls, 33-28.

• Face offs were even at 12-12 with Cabrini’s Jake Huey going 12 of 24 with a goal and 7 ground balls

• Evan Rosa was outstanding in the Scranton nets with 18 saves

• Matt Nestler had 14 for the home squad.

• Cabrini, by virtue of their 6-0 Atlantic East Conference record, gets a first round bye and hosts a Semi-Final Game. Opponent and Time to be determined.

Cabrini Uses Fast Start for 11-9 victory.

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.

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