Cornog's Five Goals Lift Wesley to Win at Centenary

Hackettstown, N.J. (April 6, 2013) Centenary fell to the Wesley Wolverines this afternoon 15-9 on Legion Field. Despite the loss, the Cyclones played arguably the strongest games on the season and appropriately honored their seniors on Senior Day.

Centenary kicked off the games' scoring with a free position goal by Devin Sutko (Cinnaminson, Cinnaminson High School) to give the Cyclones the first lead at the 27:46 mark. Trailing 1-0, Wesley answered back with three consecutive goals from Jen Jacobs to take a 3-1 lead.

The Cyclones would cut into the lead when Devin Sutko (Cinnaminson, Cinnaminson High School) connected with senior Arden Wright (Coatesville,PA, Coatesville) to bring the Centenary College within one goal, at 3-2. However, the rest of the opening half would belong to Wesley, as they scored the last four gals to take a 7-2 lead into the half.

Come the second half the action picked up and both teams were fiercely competitive. After Wesley scored the first two goals, the Cyclones answered with goals from Sutko and Carlie Schmitt (Stewartstown, Kennard-Dale High School) to hold the deficit to five goals.

After the teams exchanged goals just 30 seconds apart, the Wolverines went on a run and reeled off four straight goals to blow the game up at 14-5.

Trailing by nine the Cyclones could have thrown in the towel, but the resilient bunch came together and dominated the closing minutes of play. Goals from Allie Swartz (Marlton, NJ, Cherokee), Alysia Pinkerton (Frenchtown, NJ, Delaware Valley Regional) and Wright down the stretch showed the no-quit attitude the Cyclones have come accustomed to.

At the end of the game the 15-9 loss was not indicative of how the Cyclones played from start to finish. Goalie Andrea Senkarik (Mays Landing, NJ, Oakcrest)had hands-down her best game of the season, as she stopped 11 shots and each of her fellow four seniors-Swartz, Pinkerton, Wright and Nicole Judd (St. Louis, MO, Lafayette)-each recorded at least one point.

I told the team, nobody has anything to hang their heads about because the seniors played hard and the rest of the team played hard for the seniors, said Interim Head Coach Billie Jo Blackwell.

With the loss the Cyclones fall to 3-6 overall on the season and 1-2 in CSAC play. Centenary College will next be in action on Tuesday, as they welcome Cedar Crest College to Cyclone Field for a CSAC match-up beginning at 4:00 PM.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. Nina Cornog matched a career-high with five goals to lead Wesley College to a 15-9 victory at Centenary (N.J.) on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines improve to 5-7 on the year, while the Cyclones fall to 3-6.

Cornog also had a great day on the defensive side of the ball, leading the squad with five ground balls and tying with Mia Brocco (3g, 2a) for team-high five caused turnovers. Jen Jacobs also tallied five points on the day with four goals and an assist while Rylee Gould also scored twice.

The Cyclones actually scored the first goal at 27:46 but Jacobs scored three-straight goals with one assist coming from Cornog, giving Wesley a 3-1 lead with 20:36 left in the half. Centenary cut the lead in half nearly three minutes later but Wesley closed out the half on a 4-0 run with four different players scoring goals.

Brocco and Jacobs scored to open the second half and Wesley eventually opened up a 15-6 lead on Cornog's fifth goal of the game with 8:46 remaining.

Alyssa Batty made 13 saves for the Wolverines.

Wesley hosts Salisbury on April 9 at 4:00 pm.


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