History made in Radnor with DIII Cabrini (1-0 ) defeating Haverford (0-1). With the victory, Cabrini Head Coach, Steve Colfer becomes the 22nd Coach in DI, DII, and DIII to record 300 victories. On to NCAA Lacrosse action.
How Did it Happen?
It took just 1:04 for Dan Bennett to set up Mickey Vanaman (4g, 1a) to give ve Cabrini the 1-0 lead. Haverford evened things up in a matter of fifty-five seconds when Matt Richards (1g) put one past the Cavaliers netminder, Matt Nestler. At the 12:13 mark, the Fords found themselves with a 2-1 advantage courtesy of Blake Brinster (1g). The normally high-powered Cabrini offense was contained but was able to squeeze goals from Dan Bennett (2g,2a) and a second from Vanagan to end the opening stanza with a Cabrini 3-2 edge.
Seems Like a Tight One
Andrew Arth (1g, 2a) and Arth setting up Sean Mowatt-Larsenn gave the Fords the lead at 4-3. Cabrini made adjustments and went on a run. Bennet and Tommy Vaughn, collecting his first of 4, closed the half with Cabrini in front, 5-4.
On to the third. This would be all Cabrini. Shutting out the Fords and collecting a pair of markers from Vaughn to increase the margin to 7-4.
That Changed Things
The twenty-plus minute scoreless string was ended when the Fords won the face-off and Teddy Carlin (1g) hit net in under ten ticks. Arth struck a minute forty later and, just like that, it was a one-goal game, 7-6. Never fear Cabrini fans…Vaughn hit a pair and Vanaman supplied goal number 10.
- Shots were 39-27 the Cabrini way.
- On Goal was also the Cavs way, 23-18.
- Face-offs were 12-8 also the Cabrini way with Jake Huey going 12 of 20.
- Colby Freeman stopped 13 while allowing 10 for the Fords.
Matt Nestler made 12 saves for the win and history was made in Radnor.
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