Centenary Crushes Cedar Crest for 9-0 Start

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (April 8, 2010) Senior Megan Mars (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) scored a career-high eight goals and matched her personal-best of 10 points to lead the Centenary women's lacrosse team to a 27-9 win over Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) foe Cedar Crest, Thursday in Allentown, Pa.

With the win, the Lady Cyclones continued their best season in program history, improving to 9-0 and 4-0 in the CSAC, while the Falcons fell to 4-5, 0-4 in conference action.

The 27 goals marks a season-high for CC. The team outshot its opponent, 41-20, including a 27-10 advantage in the first half. Centenary scored 17 times in that first period, marking a season-best for goals in a half. The Cyclones were aided by 22 Cedar Crest turnovers while recording only 10 themselves.

Mars previously recorded 10 points twice, most recently against SUNY-Maritime on April 3. Sophomore Danielle Bay (Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) also scored eight goals, a personal-best for her as well, as 10 Cyclones tallied at least one point. Senior Kiti Ovaskainen (Helsinki, Finland/Vaskivuoren Lukio) finished with four goals, six groundballs and two draw controls.

Freshman Brianna Gluck (Manchester, N.J./Manchester Twp.) matched her career-high with two goals. Senior goalie LeslieAnn Pritchard (Port Byron, N.Y./Port Byron) made five saves in 43 minutes of action before giving way to freshman Brittany Young (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst), who stopped two shots.

Mars and Bay scored the first two goals of the game, but Centenary found itself trailing, 3-2, with 24 minutes remaining in the first half. From there, Bay scored six more times and CC finished the half on a 15-3 run, including a goal from Bay with three seconds remaining. In the second half, Mars found the back of the net four times and Centenary went on to win by 18.

The Lady Cyclones return to action on Saturday with a home game against Immaculata at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the game, CC will honor its four seniors, Mars, Ovaskainen, Pritchard and Kristen Wirasnik (Pittstown, N.J./North Hunterdon).


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