Slavik scores four goals, tops milestone as No. 1 Cortland beats No. 13 Cabrini
RADNOR, Pa. -- No. 1 Cortland outscored No. 13 Cabrini 6-3 during the final 30 minutes to earn a 10-7 on Saturday. The Red Dragons improved to 5-0 with the non-conference win, while the Cavaliers fell to 3-3.
Joe Slavik led the Cortland offense with four goals, surpassing 100 points in his career with 68 goals and 34 assists. Billy Davis scored a career-best three goals, Matt Rakoczy netted a pair of goals, Cody Consul tallied one goal and one assist, Zach Hopps recorded two assists and Doug Meehan and Mike Cantelli each chipped in with one assist.
Senior goalie Mike Kaminski matched his season high with 15 saves for the Red Dragons. J.T. Foltz caused two turnovers and Patrick Brown registered a team-high three ground balls.
Corey Elmer paced Cabrini with three goals. Bobby Thorp scored twice, Ethan Heisman and Andrew Protenic netted one goal apiece and four other players each contributed an assist. Goalie Chris Treat made 14 saves. Anthony DiNenno won 13 of 19 faceoffs and Tim Grenier collected three ground balls.
The Cavaliers built a 3-1 lead before the midpoint of the opening quarter. Thorp scored just nine seconds into the game. Slavik answered with his first of the game at 13:01 and Elmer tallied back-to-back scores at 11:51 and 8:45, respectively. Davis and Rakoczy pulled Cortland even at 3 at the end of 15 minutes. Protenic and Slavik then traded goals in the second quarter and the teams were tied at 4 at intermission.
Slavik gave Cortland its first lead of the game at 10:44 of the third quarter before Davis scored off a Hopps' feed at 9:10 and the Red Dragons led 6-4 heading into the final quarter. The Cavaliers quickly tied the game as Elmer and Thorp netted goals 41 seconds apart. Neither team scored again until Slavik netted his fourth of the game at 5:48 and Consul followed with what proved to be the game-winner at 4:32 to make it 8-6 in favor of Cortland. Heisman brought Cabrini to within 8-7 with his score at 1:55, but Davis scored 43 seconds later and Rakoczy sealed the win on a goal with just 36 seconds remaining.