Offensive Eruption Carries Centenary over Cedar Crest

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 9, 2013) On a picturesque April day, the Centenary Cyclones took home their second victory in three games with a 17-2 victory over CSAC foe Cedar Crest.

After a scoreless opening five minutes the Cyclones broke the 0-0 deadlock when Alysia Pinkerton (Frenchtown, NJ, Delaware Valley Regional) broke down the center of the circle and fired a shot past the goalkeeper to put the Cyclones ahead 1-0. However, the Falcons answered less than two minutes later with a free-position goal by Emily Rodenberger to knot the game up at one apiece.

The Cyclones again established a lead when Allie Swartz (Marlton, NJ, Cherokee) made a move to score an unassisted goal and was followed up seconds later by a Carlie Schmitt (Stewartstown, Kennard-Dale High School) goal to give Centenary a 3-1 lead. Centenary College continued to tack on to their lead when Arden Wright (Coatesville,PA, Coatesville) beat the goalkeeper on a fast break and less than a minute later Devin Sutko (Cinnaminson, Cinnaminson High School) connected with Schmitt to make it 5-1.

As the opening half marched past the midway point Sutko recorded her first goal of the game and extended the Cyclone lead to 6-1. As seemed to be the case all first half, the Cyclones added another goal only seconds later when Erica Tripp (Vernon, N.J., Vernon) scooped up a groundball off a draw control and fired home a shot to continue the Centenary strong play.

With the score 7-1 Centenary added an additional goal from Swartz and Brittlyn Dendy (Waldwick,NJ, Waldwick) respectively, while Schmitt added two goals all in the final minutes to make the score 11-1 at the half.

With the 10-goal deficit reached and the clock running, the Cyclones scored their first goal of the second half when Sutko connected with Wright only four minutes in. Centenary extended their lead at the 23:37 mark when Dendy scored an unassisted goal.

The Cyclones scoring borage continued with a Pinkerton free-position goal with just under 14 minutes remaining in the game. Despite a Cedar Crest goal by DeJanet Lantion to make it 14-2 at 11:43, the Cyclones would not be stopped and answered with Pinkerton's third goal of the game to make the score 15-2.

Goals by Wright and Schmitt in the closing minutes wrapped up the scoring for Centenary College, as they went on to the 17-2 triumph.

The Cyclones played a strong game and received excellent performances from every member of their roster. Leading the way was Pinkerton, who in addition to her offensive contributions, became Centenary's all-time leader in caused turnovers with 79 and counting. The Cyclones also received another great game from goalkeeper Andrea Senkarik (Mays Landing, NJ, Oakcrest) who stopped eight shots to help preserve the victory.

With the victory the Cyclones improve to 4-6 overall and even up their CSAC record at 2-2. The squad will next be in action on Saturday April 13th at 12:00 PM when they visit Cabrini College.

2013-04-09



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