No. 17 Cabrini Routs Centenary to Extend Streak

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 16, 2011) Centenary battled but was unable to come back from an early seven-goal deficit, eventually falling to No. 17 Cabrini, 19-7, Saturday in Hackettstown, N.J. With the loss, the Cyclones drop to 5-4 and 1-3 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and Cabrini improves to 8-4, 4-0 in conference action.

Sophomore Conor Nolan (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) led the way with four points on three goals and one assist. Senior Joe Swantkoski (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) and sophomore Robert Nuzzolese (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) each scored twice and freshman Tom Montalvo (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) tallied an assist.

Sophomores Anthony Ciaston (Florham Park, N.J./Hanover Park) and Sean Lowe (Westminster, Md./Westminster) recorded four groundballs apiece and junior goalie Kyle McVay (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick Twp.) finished with 15 saves.

Cabrini scored the first seven goals of the game and built a 13-4 lead with 10:34 remaining in the third period. Centenary refused to break, as consecutive goals by Nuzzolese and Nolan cut the Cavaliers' advantage to 13-6. But five-straight goals by Cabrini put the game out of reach.

Centenary returns to action on Wednesday, April 20, with a home game against non-conference foe SUNY-Maritime at 4:00 p.m.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. No. 17 Cabrini extended the nation's longest regular season conference win streak to 81 games with a convincing 19-7 win against CSAC opponent Centenary on Saturday afternoon. Including the postseason, the Cavaliers have won 100 consecutive contests against conference foes since the 2001 season.

Head coach Steve Colfer, in his 11th season at Cabrini, is the architect behind the Cavaliers' more than a decade-long success in the CSAC. Colfer, owner of a 146-41 career record, has guided Cabrini to 10 straight conference titles and nine consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Senior attackman Paul Skulski (Glen Mills, Pa./Garnet Valley HS) and senior midfielder Dan Terenick (Woodlynn, Pa./Ridley HS) led a Cabrini offense that boasted 13 players with at least one point. Skulski paired two goals with three assists, while Terenick netted three scores and dished two helpers.

Junior midfielder Joe Arrell (Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco HS) and sophomore attackman Jeff Crosby (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional HS) each posted four points with three goals and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Layne (Downingtown, Pa./Malvern Prep) and freshman attackman Matt Biegel (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East HS) each totaled two points on two goals.

The Cavaliers owned a convincing 49-27 advantage in groundballs. Senior midfielder Jimmy Barraclough (Oreland, Pa./Springfield Montco HS), junior attackman Brian Hill (Folsom, Pa./Ridley HS) and sophomore midfielder Brandon Dunn (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga HS) led the Blue & White in the hustle department, each scooping four loose balls.

Much of Cabrini's success on the offensive end can be attributed to a 23 for 29 performance in the face-off circle. Senior Joe Strain (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) went 5 for 6 on draw attempts, while Dunn (5 for 5) and senior Mark Hamilton (Brighton, Mich./Brother Rice HS) (4 for 4) were perfect at the X.

Freshman goalkeeper Erick Zarzecki (Owings Mills, Md./Pikesville HS) went the distance between the pipes and tallied seven saves for his 23rd career victory.

Behind each of Terenick's three goals, Cabrini sprinted to a 7-0 advantage following the opening face-off. The Cavaliers owned an 11-2 advantage at the intermission.

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