Cyclones Explode on Offense vs. Ravens

ROSEMONT, Pa. (April 6, 2013) After suffering a tough loss to #11 Cabrini their last time out, Centenary College rebounded emphatically today with a 26-3 shellacking of Rosemont this afternoon on the road.

The onslaught began early for the Cyclones as goals from Cameron Gunn (Johnson City, NY, Johnson City) and Cameron Gunn (Johnson City, NY, Johnson City) put them up 2-0 within the first two minutes of the game. Minutes later the Cyclones continued to pile the goals on as Gunn scored his second of the quarter to go up 3-0 and only 49 seconds after that Nuzzolese connected with Joshua Caven (Yardley, PA, Pennsbury) to extended the lead.

Trailing 4-0 the Ravens would answer just past the half-way point of the opening quarter when Justin Regan found the back of the cage to make the score 4-1. However, that goal would be the first and last one Rosemont would score in the half. The opening quarter was closed out by Gunn's third goal along with tallies from Anthony Biango (Highland Lakes, N.J., Vernon Twp.) and Sean Lowe (Westminster, MD, Westminster) to make it 7-1 after the first quarter.

Come the second quarter the relentless Cyclones attack blew the game open with 11 goals to put the game totally out of reach. Within the first four minutes of the quarter goals from two goals from Nuzzolese and one apiece from Jeff Prudente (Somerville, NJ, Somerville) and Brock Mininger (Hatboro, PA, Hatboro- Horsham) made it a 10-goal deficit.

From that point on the Cyclones would put it in cruise control and dominated in every aspect of the game. When the final whistle blew the final score was 26-3 and the Cyclones had picked up an important CSAC victory.

The story of the afternoon was the Cyclones offensive explosion and several members of the team had impressive state lines and included 13 members with at least one point. Leading the way was Gunn, who recorded five goals and six assists and Nuzzolese who scored six goals and three assists, while Caven and Prudente both had five-point games.

While the offense stole the headlines, the Cyclones also played well on the defensive end as Kevin Switzer (Hillsdale, N.J., Pascack Valley) made six saves and three players each recorded multiple caused turnovers. Centenary also completely dominated the faceoff circle as Jeff Prudente (Somerville, NJ, Somerville) was a perfect 12-12, Caven was 6-7 and Steve Orsini (Sewell, NJ, Washington Township) was 7-12, while in the transition game the Cyclones went a strong 19-22 in clearing attempts.

With the victory the Cyclones improve to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in CSAC action. Centenary will next be in action on Wednesday, April 10th when they travel to Neumann University for a CSAC showdown at 7:00 pm.


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