Pacers Fall to 11th-Ranked Cavaliers in CSAC Play

Scranton, PA Bobby Thorp scored a game-high eight points to carry Cabrini to an 18-4 victory over Marywood in a CSAC game on Wednesday afternoon. The Cavaliers, currently ranked 11th, improve to 7-2 overall and 2-0, while the Pacers fall to 4-4 on the year and 1-1 in the CSAC.

Cabrini scored the first four goals of Wednesday's rematch of the 2011 CSAC Championship game before Sam Trill scored off a pass from Marcus Janda to cut the Cavaliers lead to 4-1 with 2:42 to play in the first quarter. Cabrini responded by scoring the game's next nine goals to hold a 13-1 advantage with 6:01 showing on the first half clock.

Joe LaBella halted the visitor's run with an unassisted tally with 4:11 left in the second quarter, but Cabrini added one more before halftime and would also net the only goal in the third stanza to hold a 15-2 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Cavaliers stretched their lead to 17-2 with a pair of goals before reigning CSAC Player of the Week Riley Dobel found net after taking a feed from Derek Schmidt. After Cabrini tacked on one more goal, Trill closed out the scoring off a Dobel assist with 46 seconds to play for his second goal of the game and team-leading 15th tally of the season.

Thorp's eight points came on five goals and three assists while Brian Hill added five points on three goals and two assists. Damian Sobieski added two goals and two assists, while Cabrini got multi-point efforts from four other players. The Cavaliers held a 56-16 advantage in shots for the game and held a 50-38 advantage in groundballs. Erick Zarzecki made five saves in goal to pick up the win.

Trill (2 goals) and Dobel (1 goal, 1 assist) had two-point games to lead Marywood's attack. Nicholas Cornella made a season-high 19 saves in just over 55 minutes of action the Pacers' cage while Steve Kilian added one stop in 3:09 in net.

Greg Nester and Andrew Alberalla led Marywood with four groundballs apiece and Nick Johnson and Chris Vogel each contributed a pair of caused turnovers apiece.

Marywood will visit Centenary College on Saturday for a CSAC match-up scheduled to faceoff at 2:00 p.m. in Hackettstown, NJ.

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SCRANTON, Pa. The #11 Cabrini College men's lacrosse team got off to a great start as the Cavaliers rolled to a sixth straight win, defeating Marywood University 18-4 today in Scranton, Pa.

The win improves the Blue and White to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. It also runs Cabrini's CSAC win streak to 85 games.

Just days after senior Brian Hill set new career highs, junior Bobby Thorp followed suit. Thorp tallied eight points on five goals and three assists, all career bests. Hill added a hat trick and two assists, while freshman Damian Sobieski posted two goals and two helpers.

Freshman Anthony DiSanzo opened the Cavaliers' scoring five minutes into the game. Thorp extended Cabrini's lead when he converted a Matt Biegel pass for his first goal of the day. Junior J.T. Ervin found Hill at the 5:18 mark to give the Blue and White a 3-0 lead.

Thorp sandwiched a pair of goals around a Marywood score to complete his first period hat trick. After 15 minutes, the Cavaliers led the Pacers 5-1.

The Cavaliers used an amazing 46 second spurt early in the second quarter to put the game away. Cabrini scored four goals in during the spurt, to take a 9-1 lead. Sobieski recorded two assists to Ervin and Thorp at 13:52 and 13:42.

At the 13:17 mark, Sobieski turned a Hill pass into his 10th goal of the season. Eleven seconds later, sophomore JoJo Cooper ended the run with an unassisted tally.

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2012-03-28



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