Herdegen, Cecere Post Career Highs in Loss
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Casey Grugan scored four goals and assisted on five others to lead 13th-ranked Cabrini College to a 15-11 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over host Washington College tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
The score was tied at 5-5 after the first quarter and the Shoremen (4-9) took a 6-5 lead on a goal by junior midfielder Shane Kaski (Mosley, VA/Midlothian) 2:13 into the second quarter. The Cavaliers (11-3) then ran off four unanswered goals to end the quarter, capped off by a Bobby Thorp goal with 38 seconds to go, to build a 9-6 halftime lead.
Cabrini scored three of the first four goals of the third quarter to open up a 12-7 lead on a goal by Jeff Crosby off an assist from Rich Romanelli with 6:59 left in the period. Cabrini went on the build two six-goal leads before Washington junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) scored the final two goals of the game to account for the final margin.
Brian Hill joined Grugan with four goals and also added two assists for the Cavaliers. Andrew Protenic fired in three goals for Cabrini, while Thorp had two goals. Mike Gurenlian went 13-for-20 on face-offs, while Erick Zarzecki made 14 saves.
Herdegen finished with a career-high five goals and one assist for the Shoremen. Senior midfielder Chad Freedman (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne's-Belfield) scored two goals, while sophomore attackman Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) had a goal and two assists. Senior defenseman Thom Cecere (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) scooped up a career-high nine ground balls, while freshman goalie Matt Miller (Baldwin, MD/Calvert Hall) made 17 saves.
Cabrini held a 45-35 advantage in shots in the game and won 16 of the game's 28 face-offs.
The Shoremen will conclude their season on May 8th when they travel to Salisbury University for the annual "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup. Opening face-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.