No. 6 Cabrini Stills the Cyclones in CSAC Semifinals

RADNOR, Pa. Cabrini advanced to its 13th consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) championship game with tonight's 18-3 win over the Centenary Cyclones at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

The victory, the Blue and White's 112th consecutive over a CSAC opponent, improves the Cavaliers to 14-2 on the season.

Freshman Damian Sobieski tallied career bests with five goals and seven total points. Senior Bobby Thorp added five points, while freshman Mike Leyden posted four.

Both teams took some time to feel each other out, as the scoresheet remained blank for the first 12:40 of the game.

Sobieski opened the scoring with 2:20 left in the first quarter on an assist from senior John McSorley. Seventy-five seconds later, the Cavaliers found the net again, as Leyden found Thorp for a 2-0 lead to end the opening quarter.

As the second quarter opened, the Blue and White extended its lead with three goals in a 23 second span early in the period. Goals by Sobieski, Thorp and McSorley in the first minute of the period sent Cabrini out to a 5-0 lead.

Cabrini's offense continued to click as freshman Anthony DiSanzo extended the lead at the 8:37 mark. Less than one minute later, Thorp completed his hat trick.

At the 6:33 mark, Leyden and Sobieski tallied goals :14 second apart, pushing the Blue and White to a 9-0 lead.

The Cyclones' opening goal broke the Cavaliers' run with 5:39 to play in the opening half. Cabrini responded one minute later as sophomore Corey Elmer and freshman Anthony DiNenno added goals just six seconds apart for an 11-1 lead.

Goals by junior Andrew Layne and Sobieski tallied scores late in the period, sending the Blue and White to the break with a 13-1 lead.

DiSanzo added his second score less than three minutes into the second half. A Centenary goal cut Cabrini's lead to 14-2.

Midway through the period, senior Brian Hill found freshman Enrique Montoya for the freshman's 11th goal of the year.

Cabrini closed the quarter with a flurry, as DiSanzo and Sobieski added to the Blue and White's advantage with goals in the final 27 seconds of the quarter.

Freshman Eric Streicher closed the Cavaliers scoring with just under three minutes to play in the game.

Leyden led the Cavaliers with three helpers, while Thorp, Sobieski and Hill recorded two each.

Goaltender Erick Zarzecki, who leads the nation in goals against average, allowd just three goals while posting nine saves.

The Cavaliers' defense caused 15 turnovers, led by McSorley's season high six.

DiNenno sparked the Cavaliers' attack, winning 15 of his 19 faceoff chances.

Junior Cameron Gunn led the Cyclones (6-9) with a pair of goals.

The Cavaliers will host Gwynedd-Mercy College in Saturday's league championship game. The Griffins advanced to the final after posting an 11-4 win at #2 seed Marywood.

Cabrini defeated the Griffins 20-3 in the 2010 CSAC championship game and scored a 20-6 win at Gwynedd-Mercy last Saturday.

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RADNOR, Pa. (May 1, 2012) - Centenary fell 18-3 to the 12-time defending No. 6 Cabrini Cavaliers in the CSAC semifinals on Tuesday night, ending the 2012 season for the Cyclones.

The Cyclones took a big loss early on in the game as senior goalie Kyle Mcvay (North Brunswick, NJ, North Brunswick) made a huge save within the first minute that ripped off his thumb and forced him to leave what eventually became the last game of his Centenary career.

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