19th-Ranked Cabrini Hands Drew First Loss of the Season

RADNOR, Pa. The 19th-ranked Cabrini men's lacrosse team recorded 67 total shots and went 18 for 24 in the face-off circle en route to a commanding 14-7 victory versus Landmark Conference opponent Drew University Saturday afternoon at Edith Robb Dixon Field. Senior attackman Casey Grugan (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley HS) notched a game-high five points in the victory.

Grugan tallied four goals and added one assist. He has now recorded at least one point in 63 consecutive games, the longest active Division III streak in the country, and scored at least one goal in an NCAA Division III-record 61 straight contests.

Junior midfielder Dan Terenick (Woodlynn, Pa./Ridley HS) and junior attackman Paul Skulski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley HS) each contributed four points. Terenick scored three goals and dished one helper. Skulski paired two scores with two assists.

Senior attackman Steve Kapp (Oreland, Pa./La Salle HS), making his third straight start on the first line, chipped in three points on one goal and two assists. Freshman attackman Bobby Thorp (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee HS) totaled two points with one score and one assist.

The Blue & White offense was especially efficient in man-up opportunities, converting goals on 2 of 5 chances. Cabrini went just 5 for 27 in its first six games of the season in man-up situations.

The Cavaliers won the face-off battle convincingly for the second straight game. Junior Joe Strain (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) went 9 for 12 at the X, while classmate Mike Gurenlian (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) recorded six draw victories in 10 attempts. In its last outing on March 17, Cabrini won 18 of 24 face-offs in a 12-9 setback versus No. 1 Gettysburg College.

Junior defenseman Steve Heaps (Street, Md./North Harford HS) and Skulski each scooped a team-best four groundballs. Sophomore attackman Brian Hill (Folsom, Pa./Ridley HS) and Strain each recorded three.

Freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki (Owings Mills, Md./Pikesville HS) was credited with the victory between the pipes, tallying seven saves in nearly 58 minutes of action. Sophomore Steve Farrell (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) came on in relief with 2:28 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Cabrini opened up a 3-0 advantage in the early minutes and led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter. Freshman midfielder Joe Hughes scored his first career goal at the 6:22 mark of the opening period off a feed from Grugan.

Grugan's second goal of the game, with four ticks left in the first quarter, sparked a 10-1 run for the Blue & White that carried into the fourth stanza. Cabrini out-scored the Rangers, 8-1, in the second and third quarters combined.

Terenick netted each of his three goals during the decisive stretch. Freshman attackman Jeff Crosby (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional HS) also deposited his first career tally, finding the back of the cage with 4:49 remaining before halftime.

Freshman attackman Ryan Sankey (Warminster, Pa./William Tennent HS) added his second goal of the season, and second in as many games, at the 3:12 mark of the fourth period.

Senior attackman Jon Bucknam led Drew with three points on one goal and two assists. Senior midfielder Greg Reading (1G, 1A) and freshman attackman Scott Humphreys (2G) each posted two points.

Senior goalkeeper Brad Mendelson earned the loss, notching 10 saves and allowing 10 goals in the first half. Sophomore Charlie DeSocio totaled 10 stops in the closing 30 minutes.

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