Freshmen Lead Marywood to Victory over Centenary

Hackettstown, NJ The freshman trio of Sarah Caughy, Diana D'Achille, and Kimberly Commisso combined to score 18 goals, while first-year goalie Megan Planz made 15 saves, to lead visiting Marywood to a 24-10 victory at Centenary in CSAC action on Thursday afternoon.

The Pacers extend their winning streak to seven games while improving the record to 8-2 on the season and an unblemished 3-0 in conference play.

Allie Sodl gave Marywood a lead they would never relinquish just 34 seconds into Wednesday's game to start a run of six unanswered goals by the Pacers. Commisso netted three tallies during the run; Sodl netted her second marker of the game, and D'Achille adding her first.

Centenary got on the board at the 21:17 mark, but Caughy responded to give Marywood a 7-1 lead. The Cyclones used three-straight goals to cut their deficit to 7-4 with 16:33 to play in the opening half.

For the remainder of the half, Marywood would score two goals, Centenary would get one back, only to see the Pacers respond with two more as the visitors held a 15-7 lead at halftime. D'Achille and Caughy both netted three goals during that span, while Commisso and Kathy DiGiacomo each found twine.

Sodl contributed three first half assists and D'Achille set up a pair of first half goals. Caughy, DiGiacomo, and Ashley Cavellier also recorded helpers in the opening thirty minutes of play.

The Pacers stretched their lead to 18-7 by scoring the first three goals of the second including a pair from D'Achille and on from Taylor McKeown. Centenary cut their deficit to under ten by scoring the game's next two goals, but a pair of strikes by Caughy and another by McKeown gave the Pacers a comfortable, 21-9 lead with 12:31 to play. After the Cyclones scored their 10th goal of the contest, Marywood scored the final three goals of the contest.

D'Achille led all scorers with nine points on seven goals and two assists while Caughy ended the afternoon with eight points on seven goals and one helper. Commisso (4 goals, 1 assist) and Sodl (2 goals, 3 assists) each added five points while McKeown (3 goals) and DiGiacomo (1 goal, 1 assist) also had multi-point games for the Pacers, who have scored at least 21 goals in each of their last three games.

Ilze Spilde collected a game-high seven ground balls to lead Marywood, though the Cyclones won the groundball battle by a 40-24 margin.

Centenary, who fell to 3-3 (2-1 CSAC) held a 41-32 advantage in shots for the game, but Planz's 15-save performance kept Marywood in front for the duration of the game. The Pacers also converted five of their six free-position shots on the afternoon and claimed 20 of the games 35 draw controls.

Marywood returns to action when they visit two-time defending CSAC Champion and preseason favorite Cabrini College in a game scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. in Radnor, PA.

2011-04-07



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