No. 18 Cabrini Glides Past Gwynedd-Mercy

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. The 18th-ranked Cabrini men's lacrosse team is a winner in five straight games following a resounding 16-4 victory at Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) opponent Gwynedd-Mercy College on Wednesday afternoon. Senior attackman Casey Grugan (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley HS) and sophomore midfielder Brian Hill (Folsom, Pa./Ridley HS) each posted five points for the Cavaliers in the victory.

The win extends Cabrini's NCAA Division III-best conference win streak to 74 games. Including the postseason, the Cavaliers have recorded 91 straight victories versus CSAC opponents.

Grugan netted four goals and distributed one assist. Hill tallied three scores and handed out two helpers.

Junior attackman Paul Skulski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley HS) and freshman attackman Bobby Thorp (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee HS) each notched four points. Skulski paired three goals with one assist, while Thorp scored one goal and added two assists.

Junior midfielder Dan Terenick (Woodlynn, Pa./Ridley HS) chipped in three points with two goals and one assist.

The Blue & White continued its command in the face-off circle, winning 17 of 23 draw attempts. Junior Mike Gurenlian (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) tallied 10 of 11 face-off wins. Junior Joe Strain (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) went 5 for 8.

Freshman midfielder Joe Hughes (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS) led the Cavaliers with four groundballs. Gurenlian, Hill and Strain each scooped three.

Freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki (Owings Mills, Md./Pikesville HS) logged more than 55 minutes between the pipes, posting six saves and allowing four goals. Sophomore Steve Farrell (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) played the remaining 4:49 and recorded one save.

The Cavaliers led just 3-1 after the first quarter. However, behind eight unanswered goals, Cabrini owned a 10-1 advantage at the intermission. Hill scored each of his three goals in the first half.

The Blue & White held a comfortable 13-2 lead after three periods. Grugan deposited his third score of the game with 2:15 remaining before the fourth quarter. He added his fourth and final marker with 10:02 left in the game.

Grugan has recorded at least one point in 68 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation among Division III players, and scored at least one goal in an NCAA Division III-record 65 straight contests. He is now just 13 points shy of 300 for his career at Cabrini.

Terenick found the back of the cage for the game's last goal with 3:06 remaining.

Nicholas Coan and Mason Risner each totaled two points with two goals for the Griffins in the loss. Goalkeeper Richard Zagari notched 12 saves.

Cabrini (8-3, 3-0) continues its CSAC regular season schedule on Saturday, April 10 versus Shenandoah University. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m.

2010-04-08



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