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March 16, 2014

Centre women pick up 15-8 win over Ohio Wesleyan

The Centre women's lacrosse team picked up its fourth straight victory, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 15-8 in a nonconference game Saturday in Danville, Ky.

Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored five goals and tallied two assists to lead the way offensively for Centre while Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) had three goals with an assist. Also in a balanced scoring attack for the Colonels, Audrey Powers (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Katy Cremer (Hudson, Ohio) each scored twice with Powers contributing a game high three assists.

Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.), Jacqueline Anderson (Louisville, Ky.) and Emily Madden (Louisville, Ky.) also found the net for the Colonels. Taylor Weis led Ohio Wesleyan with three goals on the day.

Centre found itself in an early hole in the game with Ohio Wesleyan scoring three of the first four goals to take a 3-1 lead after six minutes of play. The teams traded scores before back-to-back goals by Hawthorne tied the game for the first time at 5-5. 

Ohio Wesleyan answered with a goal to go back up 6-5, but it would be the Bishops' last lead. Centre scored four times in the final 10 minutes to take a 9-6 lead to halftime, then began to pull away by scoring three more in the first five minutes of the second half. Wesleyan pulled back within five at 12-7, but Centre was able to outscore the Bishops 3-1 over the final 20 minutes of play.

Centre took 37 shots to Wesleyan's 22. Allison Eisner (Louisville, Ky.) made seven saves in goal for Centre while Jordan Bernstein had 11 for the Bishops.

The Colonels held a 26-15 edge in ground balls and turned the ball over 12 times to Wesleyan's 18.

Centre improves to 6-1 on the season while Ohio Wesleyan falls to 3-2. The Colonels host Rhodes in a Southern Athletic Association game at 1 p.m. on Saturday.