Cyclones Outshot 66-25, Fall at Gwynedd Mercy

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Centenary was outshot 66-25 by Gwynedd Mercy as the Griffins handed the Cyclones their first Colonial States Athletic Conference lacrosse defeat by a 17-9 score on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore net minder Kevin Switzer (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley) was busy all afternoon, making a season-best 25 saves.

Senior Steve Orsini (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.) scored four times and dished out two assists, while sophomore Kenton Gottshall (Toms River, N.J./Toms River East) recorded a pair of helpers and one goal to lead the Cyclones' offense.

Tony McCraw scored three first-quarter goals to give the Griffins a 6-2 lead after 15 minutes.

Orsini answered with a pair of scores in the second quarter, but GMU responded with two of its own. Gottshall brought Centenary within four at the half by scoring with just 17 ticks left on the clock.

Three consecutive scores early in the third extended the Griffins' edge to seven. The Cyclones got within five on two occasions, but three goals during a three-minute span of the fourth quarter helped Gwynedd Mercy ice the game.

McCraw and Mason Risner both notched four goals for GMU, while Nico Belardo handed out five assists.

Centenary continues CSAC play on Wednesday when it hosts Rosemont at Mount Olive High School beginning at 7:15 pm.


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