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Roller hockey raises eyes for upcoming playoffs

The Cabrini roller hockey team closed regular season play with and 8-4 win over Drexel (T2) on Sunday, April 6.  The win reinforces the Cavs hopes in the playoffs, bumping them up to fourth place in the league standings and ending the season on a five-game win streak.

In the first period, the Blue and White opened strong with three goals from the senior trio of Zach Banfield, Anthony Sestito and Mark Beiber.  The first period concluded with the Cavs up, 3-0, but the second period proved to be a bit tougher for Cabrini.  The Dragons quickly came back with two goals of their own, ending the second period only down by one (3-2).

Although in the third period, the Cavs proved to be valiant as they have in several prior games.  The third started out with a goal by Drexel, but was quickly answered to with two goals by senior Danny O’Rourke.  The Dragons went on to score one more, but Banfield and Sestito each notched their second of the game with an empty-netter a piece.

Cabrini outscored Drexel 5-2 in the third period alone and sophomore Chris Treat saved 14 out of 18 shots on net in his return to the rink.

The Cavs have secured their place in the playoffs with a record of 7-3 including only one loss in regulation.  The team looks forward to hearing who their quarterfinal opponent will be sometime this week.

The PCRHL playoffs are scheduled to begin next weekend (4/13) at Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, PA.

Instant information on the PCRHL playoffs, as well as more Cabrini roller hockey news is available via Twitter @CavalierHockey.

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