Centenary Unable to Hold Lead, Falls to Kean

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 31, 2011) Centenary suffered a 13-12 setback to in-state rival Kean, Thursday in Hackettstown, N.J. With the loss, the Cyclones fell to 3-2 while Kean improved to 3-5.

KU finished with 35 shots and 23 groundballs while Centenary tallied 22 shots and 22 groundballs. The Cyclones forced 11 of Kean's 19 turnovers but committed 22 themselves, with only four caused by the Cougars. KU also won the draw control battle, 15-11.

Junior Danielle Bay (Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) led the team with six points on four goals and two assists. She also tallied a team-best four caused turnovers.

Sophomore Alysia Pinkerton (Frenchtown, N.J./Delaware Valley Regional) netted three goals and junior Meredith Bruce (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) and sophomore Allie Swartz (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee) each tallied two scores apiece. Junior goalie Brittany Young (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst) finished with 10 saves and four groundballs in the loss.

CC built an 11-6 lead in the second half before the Cougars mounted their game-winning comeback. Kean scored seven consecutive goals, including three by Lyndsey Cannon, to take a 13-11 advantage with 2:44 remaining. Swartz and Bay collaborated to cut the KU lead to one, 13-12, with 2:13 to go, but the home team was unable to get the equalizer and fell by that same score.

The Cyclones return to action on Saturday, April 2, with a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) game against Gwynedd-Mercy at 1:00 p.m.


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