Pacers Power Through Cyclones

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 18, 2013) Two day after an emotional overtime victory over Gwynedd-Mercy, the Centenary Cyclones were defeated this afternoon 16-5 by Marywood in a CSAC clash at Cyclone Field.

Marywood, who began the afternoon only one game ahead of Centenary in the CSAC standings, jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead with Sarah Caughy scoring two of the goals in the opening 10 minutes. The Cyclones answered when Carlie Schmitt (Stewartstown, Kennard-Dale High School) connected with Brittlyn Dendy (Waldwick,NJ, Waldwick) to make the score 4-1 as the opening half ticked towards the half way mark.

After four minutes of up and down action, the Pacers scored a flurry of goals as Maurissa Hammond joined in on the act and Caughy added her third and fourth goals of the half to make the score 7-1 with 3:22 left to play .
The Cyclones would get the last laugh of the half however, when Schmitt recorded her second point of the day on a goal at the 1:18 mark to make the score 7-2 at the half.

The second half would prove to show more of the same offensive explosion out of the Pacers. Despite Cyclone's goalie Andrea Senkarik (Mays Landing, NJ, Oakcrest) making 14 saves in another excellent performance, Marywood's offense was too much. Early goals by Caughy and Kimberly Commisso extended the Marywood lead to 9-2 not even two minutes in the second half.

Following a second Dendy goal at the 27:11 mark, the Pacers would go on a run to essentially put the game out of Cyclone reach. Five consecutive Marywood goals pushed the game into a running clock, as they took a devastating 14-3 lead just shy of the halfway mark of the second half.

All was quiet on the scoring front, as the Pacers played keep away from the Cyclones with time ticking off the clock until Allie Swartz (Marlton, NJ, Cherokee) connected with Alysia Pinkerton (Frenchtown, NJ, Delaware Valley Regional) at 9:43 to make the score 14-4. However a goal from Kathy DiaGiacomo and Caughy's seventh goal of the afternoon put the game away for Marywood.

Dendy would tack on another goal in the closing minutes to give her a hat trick for the day, but it wouldn't be enough and the Cyclones were defeated.

Today's loss in the final home game of the regular season drops them to 5-8 overall and 3-4 in the CSAC. The Cyclones will play their last regular season game this Saturday at 1:00 PM when they travel to Baltimore for another CSAC match-up with Notre Dame University of Maryland.


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