#9 Cavaliers Tame Cyclones, Extend CSAC Streak

RADNOR, Pa. After a slow start Cabrini found its scoring touch, ultimately defeating the visiting Centenary Cyclones, 19-5, at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

The victory extends Cabrini's win streak against Colonial States Athletic Conference in regular and postseason play to 107 games.

The Cavaliers displayed a balanced offensive effort with seven players scoring at least two goals. Sophomore Matt Biegel led the way with career highs with seven points and four assists. Freshman Anthony DiSanzo joined Biegel with three goals on the day.

The #9 Cavaliers (9-2, 3-0 CSAC) struggled to find its scoring touch in the first quarter. The Blue and White peppered the Cyclones' defense to the tune of 15 first period shots, but only found the net once. Biegel tallied Cabrini's first goal with 4:41 to play in the first period.

The Cyclones evened the score with just south of two minutes to play in the quarter. Cabrini's offense woke up after the short intermission. The Cavaliers outscored Centenary 10-1 in the second period to put the game out of reach.

Freshman Damian Sobieski found fellow rookie Kevin McQuilliam less than one minute into the second period. Freshman Mike Leyden tallied the first of his two with 6:12 to play before halftime.

The Cyclones got one back less than 30 seconds later, before an impressive Cavaliers' spurt.

In a 67 second period, the Blue and White increased its lead from 3-2 to 7-2. A pair of goals by junior Bobby Thorp, Disanzo's first, and a Corey Elmer tally seemed to take the wind from the Cyclones.

Cabrini added four more goals in the final 3:21 of the half, sending the teams to halftime with the Blue and White leading 11-2.

Leyden opened the second half with his second tally of the day just over two minutes into play.

Freshman Anthony Greco found Elmer with 2:42 left in the third quarter for the Cavaliers' 13th score of the day. Sobieski closed the period with his second goal of the day.

DiSanzo completed his hat trick 45 seconds into the final stanza, extending Cabrini's lead to 15-3. Biegel closed his career day at the 6:47 mark with his third tally of the game.

Sophomore James Lindsay posted his second of the year 90 seconds before fellow sophomore Dave Martina posted his first career goal with 4:24 to play.

MacQuilliam closed the Cavaliers' scoring with his second goal with 3:28 on the clock.

This was certainly a balanced team effort as the Blue and White recorded 18 assists on its 19 goals. Aside from Biegel's four helpers, Thorp, senior Joe Arrell and junior Andrew Layne each added a pair of assists.

Rookie Anthony DiNenno sparked the offense, taking 15 of his 18 faceoff chances. Cabrini secured 49 ground balls to Centenary's 18, led by DiNenno and sophomore JoJo Cooper who combined for 10.

Defensively, junior Tyler Grau caused four turnovers and goaltender Erick Zarzecki recorded nine saves.

Juniors Conor Nolan and Robert Nuzzolese led the Cyclones (2-7, 1-3 CSAC) with a combined three goals and two assists.

The Cavaliers will take some time off before returning to game action on April 14 when they welcome Immaculata University to Edith Robb Dixon Field for Senior Day 2012. The action is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.

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RADNOR, Pa. (April 4, 2012) - Despite holding the Cavaliers to within one goal throughout the first quarter, the Cyclones began to fall apart as they dropped to the #9 Cabrini Cavaliers, 19-5, on Wednesday.

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