CUA Lacrosse Garners First Win of 2007
Groh has four goals for the game
WASHINGTON - The Catholic University men's lacrosse team managed a 10-5 victory over the King's College Monarchs Friday afternoon at the DuFour Center. The win gave CUA its first win on the team's brand new turf and improved the squad to 1-1 while King's dropped to 0-2. Freshman Mike Groh (Walpole, Mass./Xavarian Bros) put together another strong showing with four goals while the Cards displayed a balanced attack with six other players scoring.
CUA went up early thanks to Groh's first goal of the game at 13:05. The Monarchs managed to bring it back to even but a 2-0 run in the second quarter gave he Cards a comfortable lead that they would not relinquish. Groh's third goal of the game came with 3:16 left in the third and gave CUA its biggest lead of the game at the time, 6-2. King's scored two quick ones to start the fourth but that was as close as it would get as CUA put away three scores. Groh scored his final goal of the afternoon with just second remaining in the game making the final 10-5.
CUA outshot Kings 45-19 and won 12 face-offs to the Monarch's six. The Cards were 3-9 on extra man opportunities while the Monarchs managed two goals in ten power plays. Greg Kavazanjian got his first win of the season in the net with 12 saves on the afternoon and Tom Cassi took the loss despite stopping 21 shots.
The Cards will have a day's rest before playing Villa Julie on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., at Cardinal Stadium.