Cyclones Fly by the Ravens to Remain Unbeaten

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 21, 2012) - Centenary used multi-goal performances by five different Cyclones, including a game high five goals from Meredith Bruce, to storm past the Rosemont Ravens, 21-2.

Bruce opened the scoring just 39 seconds into the game, firing the ball past Ravens' goalie, Leasuja Talliferro giving Centenary a lead with which it would hold from start to finish. Allie Swartz scored three minutes later to put Centenary up 2-0 before Rosemont fought back with a goal, cutting the lead in half.

Undeterred, the Cyclones responded almost immediately when Bruce found Brittlyn Dendy open in front of goal, resulting in Dendy scoring the first of her four goals to push the Centenary lead back to two. Dendy's goal would prove to be the first of six straight Cyclones' goals, including two more scores from Swartz and a man-up goal from Nicole Judd all helping build the Centenary lead to 8-1.

Rosemont scored at the 11:26 mark of the first half, but could not build any momentum as Centenary answered with eight more goals before the half, heading into the break with a 16-2 lead. The Cyclones controlled the pace throughout the first half, outshooting the Ravens 27-5, while controlling possession by scooping up 27 ground balls to Rosemont's 9.

Centenary slowed the pace down in the second half, shooting eleven times, but the Cyclones maintained possession for most of the period. Centenary secured 20 ground balls in the second half, finishing the game with a convincing 47-16 advantage in ground balls.

Bruce may have had the most goals, and Swartz may have been the most involved in scoring in general, tallying three goals and five assists, however it was Alysia Pinkerton who dominated the game overall. Pinkerton scored four goals on the afternoon with an assist, but her work in the neutral zone proved the most impressive. Pinkerton won 13 draws and gobbled up 15 ground balls while also causing a turnover, all of which helped lead to Centenary's offensive output.

In goal, Andrea Senkarik earned her first win in goal, making four saves along the way. Senkarik's defense in front of her was strong, with Chelsea Gummerson causing two turnovers, while grabbing nine ground balls.

With the win, Centenary improves to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in CSAC play. The Cyclones return to action on Saturday, March 24th when they host Notre Dame of Maryland at 1:00 pm.

2012-03-21



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