Knights Edge Centenary with Late Goals

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Neumann scored twice during the final 1:57 and clipped Centenary 10-8 on Saturday afternoon, spoiling the Cyclones' first-ever game at the brand new J.E. Reeves Jr. Turf Field.

Centenary spotted the Knights a 5-0 lead after one quarter, but battled back by scoring five times in the second quarter.

Sophomore Kenton Gottshall(Toms River, N.J./Toms River East) got the Cyclones on the board at the 8:43 mark and senior Steve Orsini (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.) fired in a goal 42 seconds later, making the score 5-2.

Back-to-back goals compliments of sophomore Trevor Krupinski (Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton) brought Centenary within one. Orsini then netted his second goal with 23 ticks left before the break to knot the score at 5-5.

Patrick Rose tallied the lone goal during the third quarter and added another just 35 seconds into the fourth, giving the Knights a two-goal edge.

Centenary trailed 8-5 when freshman Maxwell Boures (Stewartsville, N.J./Phillipsburg) scored off a feed from classmate Sam Nickelson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake). Sophomore Anthony Biango (Highland Lakes, N.J./Vernon Twp.) added a man-up tally to slice the deficit to one and then fed classmate Luke Tremont (Vernon, N.J./Vernon Twp.) for the game-tying goal.

Neumann took advantage of a Centenary turnover with two minutes to play as Ryan Lee converted a fast-break score to put the Knights ahead 9-8. Ryan O'Kane tacked on an insurance goal with 28 seconds left.

Sophomore net minder Kevin Switzer (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley) stopped 15 shots in net and picked up four ground balls. Boures collected a team-high seven ground balls, while junior Nick Perkalis (Califon, N.J./Voorhees) grabbed six ground balls and won 10 of 17 face offs.

Centenary travels to Alvernia on Monday for its final non-league game of the season at 7:00 pm.


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