Due to storms forecasted for the evening, Lacrosse's game on Wednesday vs. #7 Cabrini has been moved up to 3 pm and the game will now be played at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.
The Tigers are off to a 3-1 start with wins over Mary Washington, Berry College, and Christopher Newport, and the one loss was a one-goal affair against Catholic. The Tigers were rolling through the first 54 minutes against Christopher Newport, leading 13-5 with six minutes left before giving up five goals in the final five minutes.
The offense has been prolific, averaging 13 goals a game while ranking fourth in the nation in man-up offense as of Monday. Additionally, the Tigers are 18th in total assists and 13th in total ground balls. Ian Levin leads the Tigers with 16 points on 11 goals and five assists while Hunter Brown checks in at 14 goals and four assists. Chandler Shaheen is tied for the team lead in goals with 11 and Jack Doetzer is tops on the squad in assists with eight. Duncan Morris has contributed eight goals, Connor Pool has scored six times, and John Burke has found the back of the net on four occasions.
Jared Arntzen and Wilson Booth have proven to be a lethal 1-2 combo on face-offs as the pair have won 64 of 110 (5.1%) face-offs. Arntzen is 45-78 with a team-best 27 ground balls while Booth checks in at 19-32.
Cabrini comes into the contest 2-0 with a 13-10 win over Haverford and a 13-7 win at then 20th-ranked Lynchburg College. As of Feb. 23, the Cavaliers rank 19th in D3 in assists per game, 13th in clearing percentage, 6th in man-up offense, 14th in shot percentage, and ninth in fewest turnovers committed.
Cabrini features a balanced offensive team thus far with nine goal scorers all contributing between one to six goals. Tyler Kostack leads the way with nine points on six goals and three assists while Evan Downey is close behind at eight points with six goals and two assists. Timmy Brooks and Jordan Krug each have four scores while Nicholas Waligurski and Jake Klein each have handed out three assists.
The Cavaliers have struggled on face-offs, winning just 14 of 34 attempts (41.2%). Riley Michaels has received the bulk of the workload at the X and is 12-27 (44.4%). Matt Nestler has been stout in net, accumulating 32 saves while allowing 17 goals in 120 minutes of action. He posted 18 saves against Lynchburg and 14 against Haverford.