#18 Cabrini Routs Hornets; Conference Streak Now 75

RADNOR, Pa. The Cabrini men's lacrosse team extended its NCAA Division III-best conference win streak to 75 games with a resounding 25-4 victory against Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) opponent Shenandoah University on Saturday afternoon at Edith Robb Dixon Field. Including the postseason, the Cavaliers have won 92 straight contests against conference foes since the 2001 season.

Prior to the game's opening face-off, 10th-year head coach Steve Colfer and his coaching staff honored its three seniors on the 2010 team. Seniors Casey Grugan (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley HS), Steve Kapp (Oreland, Pa./La Salle HS) and Rich Romanelli (Rosedale, Md./Dulaney HS) played in their final regular season home game today.

Grugan, a 2010 Tewaaraton Award candidate, provided the Cavaliers' offensive spark with seven points on five goals and two assists, all in the first half. Grugan has recorded at least one point in 69 straight games, the longest active Division III streak in the country, and scored at least one goal in an NCAA Division III-record 66 consecutive contests.

Kapp notched four points with two goals and two assists. Freshman midfielder Andrew Protenic (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East HS) provided three points with one score and two helpers.

The Cabrini offense featured 17 players with at least one point and 11 players with at least two points. Romanelli, junior Jordan Coeyman (New Hope, Pa./New Hope-Solebury HS), junior Paul Skulski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley HS), junior Dan Terenick (Woodlynn, Pa./Ridley HS) and freshman Charlie Haugh (Jacksonville, Md./Boys' Latin School of MD) each netted two goals.

Junior Mike Gurenlian (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) led the Cavaliers at the face-off X, winning 7 of 8 draws. The Blue & White earned the advantage in the draw circle with 15 of 29 face-off victories.

Freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki (Owings Mills, Md./Pikesville HS) earned the win, playing 30 minutes in the first half and recorded two saves. Sophomore Steve Farrell (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) and freshman Kevin Gallagher (Collegeville, Pa./Archbishop Carroll HS) each tallied one save, splitting time in relief in the second half.

Cabrini raced out of the gates to a 7-0 advantage with 4:45 remaining in the first quarter. Grugan scored two goals during the opening spurt.

The Cavaliers owned an emphatic 21-1 cushion at halftime behind 13 unanswered goals to close out the first period and throughout the second. Grugan deposited three goals in the second quarter and Kapp added two, including one from near midfield on a couple bounces with the Shenandoah goalkeeper out of the crease.

Cabrini settled down its pace in the third period, scoring just one goal from sophomore midfielder Joe Arrell (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS). Haugh recorded both of his goals in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore attackman Courtney Ledden guided the Hornets' offense with two points on two goals. Sophomore midfielder Sean Mack went 10 for 18 in the face-off circle.

The Cavaliers are now 6-1 at home this season and 33-5 at Edith Robb Dixon Field since the 2007 season. The Blue & White has out-scored its opponents in conference play, 87-18.

Cabrini (9-3, 4-0) closes out the regular season with three consecutive games on the road, beginning with Neumann University on Saturday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.

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RADNOR, Pa. - No. 18 Cabrini College jumped all over Shenandoah University in a 25-4 CSAC men's lacrosse victory Saturday afternoon at Cabrini. Cabrini (9-3, 4-0 CSAC) scored the first seven goals of the game and never looked back against SU (2-8, 0-3).

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