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.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.