Cyclone Rally Falls Just Short at Richard Stockton

GALLOWAY, N.J. (March 3, 2012) Despite three goals in the fourth quarter, Centenary College were unable to come back as they fell to the Richard Stockton College Ospreys on Saturday 7-6.

The Ospreys jumped out early as they put up the first goal of the game at the 7:31 mark and a second with just over a minute and a half remaining to put Stockton up 2-0. The Cyclones responded late in the first quarter though as junior Cameron Gunn (Johnson City, N.Y./Johnson City) put the Cyclones on the board with a goal on a pass from fellow junior Connor Nolan (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) with just eight seconds remaining.

In the second quarter, the Ospreys jumped back out again with a man-advantage goal but once again the Cyclones responded with a goal of their own as Jeff Prudente (Somerville, N.J./Somerville) found the back of the net with the help of a pass from Brandon Rossi (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) to limit the lead to 3-2 entering the half.

Coming out of the half, the Ospreys struck first once again as they put up a goal with just over 13 minutes to go in the third quarter, but Nolan responded back less than two minutes later with a goal of his own to keep the Cyclones in it. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, the Ospreys would not sit back as they found the back of the net once again with just over eight minutes remaining.

The Cyclones came on fire late however as they opened up the fourth quarter with a quick goal as Nolan netted a Centenary goal only seven seconds into the quarter to bring the score to 5-4. Following two Osprey goals, Gunn and Nolan teamed up for two goals of their own in the last five minutes of play to bring the game back to within one, but unfortunately could not find the net one last time to tie it up before the end of regulation.

Gunn finished the game with three goals on the day while Nolan finished with two goals and three assists for the Cyclones. Junior Sean Lowe (Westminster, Md./Westminster) picked up a game-high eight groundballs and five caused turnovers for the Cyclones on the defensive end.

With the loss, the Cyclones fall to 1-1 on the season and return to action on Wednesday when they travel to take on Lebanon Valley at 4:00 pm.


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