Cefalu Ties NCAA Record for Fastest Score

Patrick Cefalu (East Islip, N.Y./East Eslip), a junior midfielder on The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team, tied an NCAA Division III record in the Royals' 16-3 victory over Moravian College on Wednesday, April 21, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Cefalu won the opening face-off, picked up the ground ball, and scored a goal six seconds into the game to tie the NCAA Division III record for fastest goal to start a game.

Coincidentally, it ties the mark established by Messiah's Kevin Dennstaedt against Scranton in a game played at Fitzpatrick Field on April 11, 2001. Matt Ramacca of Farmingdale State also accomplished this feat against Montclair St. on April 24, 2004.

Cefalu currently leads the Royals in ground balls (83) and face-off percentage (.687).

The Royals, now 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the Landmark Conference, will host Penn State-Abington tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field. Prior to the start of the game, senior midfielder Doug Homan (Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan) and team manager Sean Fallon (East Windsor, N.J.) will be honored for their years of service to the Scranton program.


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