No. 13 Cabrini fights hard for 12-11 victory against No. 10 Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Cabrini held on to gain its first win in three games against USILA top-10 ranked teams, as the Cavaliers notched a 12-11 win at No. 10 Gettysburg. The victory improved the Blue and White to 3-2 on the season.
Sophomore Ethan Heisman led the Cavaliers with a career-best five goals. Junior Corey Elmer matched Heisman's five points with a goal and four assists. Senior Bobby Thorp added four goals in the win.
As they have done in four of their first five games, the Cavaliers got off to a slow start, surrendering three goals in the game's first six minutes. Sophomore Ben Laffoon's unassisted goal with 2:27 put the Blue and White on the board. Heisman added a goal with 33 seconds to play in the opening quarter, but the Bullets found the net with just seven seconds before the end of the period, extending their lead to 4-2.
Heisman opened the second period with his second on the day four minutes into the frame. Less than 30 seconds later, Gettysburg scored again. Thorp's first of the afternoon came midway through the second quarter, but again the Bullets had a reply, maintaining their two-goal advantage. Cabrini grabbed the momentum at the end of the period as Thorp found the net with one second on the clock, sending the Blue and White into the half trailing 6-5.
The momentum carried into the third quarter, as a pair of Heisman goals tied the score and gave Cabrini its first lead of the game with 6:32 left in the third quarter. Elmer found Thorp for his third goal of the day just under four minutes to play in the quarter, extending the Cavaliers' lead to 8-6.
Just 34 seconds into the final period, sophomore Damian Sobieski found fellow sophomore Mike Leyden, whose seventh goal of the season put Cabrini up 9-6. After a Gettysburg score, Elmer found Thorp again with 11:26 to play for his 12th goal of the season. Two Bullets goals cut the Cavaliers' advantage to 10-9 with 6:24 to play before Heisman struck again. He responded 33 seconds later with an unassisted goal, his fifth of the day.
Gettysburg sliced the deficit back to a single goal with 2:38 to play. Elmer closed Cabrini's scoring with the game-winner with 87 seconds to play.
The Blue and White took advantage of its man-up opportunities, converting four of its five chances. Cabrini also scored a pair of man-down goals on the day. The Cavaliers outshot Gettysburg 41-36, including 11 shots by Heisman and nine by sophomore Anthony DiSanzo.
Senior defenseman Andrew Kvech secured a game-high six ground balls, while fellow defensemen senior Tim Grenier and junior Bill McCabe scooped five each. Kvech and Grenier also shared game-high honors with two caused turnovers each.
Freshman goaltender Chris Treat made the most of his first collegiate action, recording 13 saves en route to his first career victory.