Centenary Moves to 8-0 with Win over Shenandoah

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 6, 2010) Seniors Megan Mars (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) and Kiti Ovaskainen (Helsinki, Finland/Vaskivuoren Lukio) each recorded six points apiece as the Centenary women's lacrosse team improved its program-best record to 8-0 with a 16-8 victory over Shenandoah, which fell to 7-6, Tuesday in Hackettstown, N.J.

Centenary outshot the Hornets 52-18 and grabbed 47 groundballs to SU's 20. Shenandoah committed 32 turnovers while CC gave up the ball just 17 times.

Individually, Mars tallied four goals and two assists and Ovaskainen finished with six scores and a game-high nine groundballs. Sophomore Danielle Bay (Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) tallied four goals, five groundballs and three caused turnovers and junior Lauren LaMotta (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) contributed eight groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Senior goalie LeslieAnn Pritchard (Port Byron, N.Y./Port Byron) stopped seven shots and recorded six groundballs. Amy Rollins led Shenandoah with five scores. Goalie Tori Beasley had a tremendous game, with 19 saves, including several from point blank range.

Four Cyclones tallied as Centenary scored four of the game's first five goals to take a 4-1 lead. The home team built its advantage to 6-2 before Shenandoah went on a 3-0 run to cut the edge to one, at 6-5, with 6:20 remaining in the first half. But Bay found the back of the net twice to close out the first stanza and CC went into halftime with an 8-6 lead.

The Cyclones made key defensive adjustments during the break and held SU to just two scores in the second period. Ovaskainen and Mars accounted for all of CC's second half scoring as each found the back of the net four times, and the team went on to win by eight.

Centenary returns to Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) action on Thursday, April 8, with a road contest at Cedar Crest, starting at 4:00 p.m.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Host Centenary pulled away from Shenandoah in the second half to down the Hornets 16-8 in non-league women's lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon.

The Cyclones (8-0) led 8-6 at the break and pulled away by scoring five of the first six goals of the second half. Shenandoah (7-6), which trailed 6-2 at the 12:50 mark of the first half, got as close as one goal thanks to a 3-0 run courtesy of freshman Amy Rollins.

Rollins had her first-ever natural hat trick by scoring at 11:08, 7:26 and 6:20. Unfortunately for the Hornets, CC scored twice within a 40-second span to take an 8-5 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the half.

Rollins closed out the first half scoring with her fourth goal, this time off an assist from Jennie Ott, at the 58-second mark. Centenary scored the first two goals following the break, both on free position shots, and cruised home to the eight-goal win.

Rollins led SU with five goals with Ott adding a goal and three assists. The Cyclones held a 52-18 advantage in shots, won 47 of 67 groundballs and 16 of 26 groundballs.

Shenandoah is back in action Saturday in a USA South Conference contest against Christopher Newport. A win over the Captains could set up a three-way tie for the league regular season title.


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