Centenary Holds on to Defeat Shenandoah

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 27, 2010) Freshmen Robert Nuzzolese (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) and Conor Nolan (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) each recorded seven points to lead the Centenary men's lacrosse team to a 13-10 win over Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) foe Shenandoah, Saturday in Hackettstown, N.J.

With the win, the Cyclones (4-2, 1-0 CSAC) stopped a two-game losing streak while the loss marked an end to a two-game winning streak for the Hornets (2-6, 0-1 CSAC).

Nuzzolese scored a game-high five goals and tallied two assists while Nolan finished with a game-best five assists and found the back of the net twice while also grabbing a team-high nine groundballs. Senior Jason Rieg (Chester, N.J./West Morris Central) contributed three goals and two assists and freshman Matt Trengrove (Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan) tallied two scores.

Sophomore goalie Kyle McVay (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick Twp.) stopped nine shots to pick up his third win of the season. Senior Eddie Montalvo (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) finished with eight groundballs and freshman Sean Lowe (Westminster, Md./Westminster) grabbed seven. PJ Cooper led Shenandoah with three goals.

Centenary scored the first four goals of the contest, but Shenandoah came storming back, cutting the lead to one, at 6-5, before Nolan assisted on three goals to help give the Cyclones a 9-6 halftime lead. In the second half, CC built a 13-8 lead with 2:34 remaining, but the Hornets tallied twice, including a goal with a minute remaining, before Centenary held on to win by three.

The Cyclones return to action on Wednesday, March 31, with a road game at No. 14 Cabrini at 3:30 p.m.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Host Centenary (N.J.) opened CSAC men's lacrosse play Saturday afternoon with a 13-10 victory over Shenandoah. The Cyclones (4-2, 1-0 CSAC) scored the first four goals of the game and never looked back against the Hornets (2-6, 0-1).

After falling behind by those four goals in the first 5:22 of the contest, Shenandoah used a three-goal run to start the second period to cut the deficit to one, 6-5, following a Jimmy Bungert at 9:35.

Unfortunately for SU, Centenary scored the game's next two goals and did not let its margin fall lower than two goals the rest of the way.

A 3-1 CC run sandwiching halftime gave the hosts an 11-7 lead with 9:18 remaining in the third; Shenandoah cut it to three when Kevin Totaro scored but the Cyclones again pulled away by scoring the first two goals of the fourth quarter.

Courtney Ledden and Sean Mack closed out the scoring for the Hornets with unassisted goals at 1:19 and 1:00, respectively.

Junior P.J. Cooper, who was named to the CSAC Honor Roll this past week, led the visitors with three goals while Bungert added two. Goalkeeper Andrew Fleischmann made 11 saves.

CC owned a 37-31 advantage in shots while Shenandoah was 16 of 26 at the faceoff 'x' and grabbed 51 of 92 groundballs.

Shenandoah hosts Immaculata on April 7 in another USA South Conference contest.


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