Corey Elmer's record-setting day leads No. 3 Cabrini to victory
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Cabrini extended its Colonial States Athletic Conference win streak to 98 games with Saturday's 18-8 victory at Marywood University. The win also improves the No. 3 Cavaliers to a program best 10-0 on the year, including 2-0 in the CSAC.
Corey Elmer etched his name in the Cabrini history book as the senior tallied a record 13 points in the win. Elmer also tied program records with seven goals and six assists in the win. His 13 points give him 209 for his career, making him just the seventh player in program history to surpass the 200 career point plateau. He now stands sixth on Cabrini's all-time points, fourth in goals with 113 and fourth in assist with 96.
Anthony DiSanzo added three goals, while Damian Sobieski and Tyler Johnston combined for three goals and three assists. Evan Downey notched two goals and Mike Leyden two assists.
Elmer also scooped a game high six ground balls, two more than Anthony DiNenno and Frankie Magazu. DiNenno won 16-24 faceoffs on the day, while Cole Campbell recorded two of Cabrini's nine caused turnovers.
Freshman netminders Austin Marshall and Hank Altschuler combined for nine saves between the pipes, as Marshall improved to 4-0 on the year.
Elmer wasted little time getting on the score sheet, getting his first goal of the day just 27 seconds into the action off a Sobieski pass. The senior found Evan Allvord 90 seconds later for a 2-0 lead. DiSanzo added an unassisted tally at the 11:46 mark.
A Marywood goal snapped Cabrini's scoring run before Elmer and Johnston found each other for consecutive goals and a 5-1 lead with 7:00 left in the opening quarter. Johnston found Elmer for another goal with 3:30 left in the period, but a pair of Pacers goals cut Cabrini's lead to 6-4 after the first quarter.
The Blue and White pulled away in the second quarter, as it outscored Marywood 8-1. Elmer found JoJo Cooper less than 30 seconds into the period, before Elmer posted two consecutive goals, including a man-up tally. Elmer found Sobieski for another man-up goal before Elmer posted his third goal of the quarter, extending the lead to 10-4 with 6:50 to play before the half.
Marywood interrupted the scoring streak but the Blue and White responded with three consecutive goals by Downey, Sobieski and DiSanzo to close the half with a 14-5 lead.
Elmer opened the third quarter with his seventh goal of the day. Leyden found DiSanzo 28 seconds later for a man-up goal and a 16-5 lead. Downey added his second goal with 6:20 left in the period on Elmer's sixth helper of the afternoon. The Pacers netted two goals but Magazu closed the half on a high note as the junior scored Cabrini's final goal with three seconds left in the quarter.