Cyclones Whirl Past Rosemont on Senior Day

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 21, 2012) - On a day that four senior would never forget, the Cyclones took down the Rosemont College Ravens, 25-4, on Saturday afternoon, sending them one game closer to earning a spot in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Tournament.

Prior to the game, Centenary's four senior members of the squad were honored during their annual "Senior Day" ceremony as Ariel Auriemma, Sean Stanton (Long Valley, NJ, Mount Olive), Jeff Prudente (Somerville, NJ, Somerville), and Kyle Mcvay (North Brunswick, NJ, North Brunswick) were recognized for their dedication and hard work they have put in over the past four years.

The Ravens, in their first year as a program, attacked early on as they posted a pair of goals around a Centenary goal by Robert Nuzzolese (Woodbury, NY, Syosset) to jump out on top 2-1.

The Cyclones responded right back with an offensive attack of their own as Conor Nolan (Hillsborough, NJ, Immaculata) led the Cyclones with back-to-back goals to spark seven consecutive goals, including freshman defender Brock Mininger (Hatboro, PA, Hatboro- Horsham)'s first ever goal of his collegiate career, to give Centenary an 8-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

It didn't take long for Centenary to keep attacking in the second quarter as Joshua Caven (Yardley, PA, Pennsbury) blasted a shot in the first minute of the period to add to the Cyclone lead.

After another Nuzzolese goal, the Ravens came back with another goal as Dean Grisoff ripped a shot to the back of the Cyclones net to bring the lead down to 10-3.

Not even five seconds after the Ravens' goal, Cameron Gunn (Johnson City, NY, Johnson City) answered for the Cyclones as he teamed up with Nolan for another Centenary goal to bring the game to 11-3 before Caven and Steve Orsini (Sewell, NJ, Washington Township) tacked on another to extend it out to 12-3.

Following a costly Cyclone penalty, the Ravens added their fourth and final goal of the game with 9:20 left in the first half, before Centenary returned to an offensive onslaught to go on to an eventual 25-4 victory.

Gunn led the Cyclones with six goals and seven assists, while Nuzzolese took home five goals and two assists on the day. Defensively, Caven won 19 faceoffs while picking up 21 groundballs and scored six Cyclone goals in the win. Nolan also finished the game with three goals, three assists, and 10 groundballs for the Cyclones.

With the win, the Cyclones improve to 5-8 on the season which gives them a 3-3 conference mark to push them ahead of the tie for fourth place entering next week's match-up with Neumann University in the final game of the season to decide their playoff fate.

2012-04-21



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