Despite having Wednesday's game moved to the South Campus Complex for the first time due to snowy conditions, the Centre men's lacrosse team still picked up its first home win of the 2014 season, pulling away for a 14-4 victory over Ferrum.
Peter Murphy (Louisville, Ky.) led the way for the Colonels offensively, scoring three goals while also tallying five assists. Mitchell Kraus (Louisville, Ky.) and Connor Stubbs (Decatur, Ga.) also scored three times for Centre while Wesley Hardman (Narragansett, R.I.) and Zack Connors (Louisville, Ky.) each added a pair of goals.
Centre controlled the game from the start with Murphy scoring in the first minute and later putting Centre up 2-0 with a goal on an assist from Jay Reed (Louisville, Ky.). The Colonels scored the first five goals of the game, and though Ferrum briefly fought back with consecutive goals midway through the second quarter, Centre answered with three more to take an 8-2 lead to halftime.
The Colonels continued to build on their lead throughout the second half scoring five of the next six goals before Ferrum picked up one final goal in the last minute.
Centre took 41 shots to Ferrum's 32, held a 43-28 edge in ground balls and turned the ball over 17 times to the Panthers' 26. Bryce McCoy (Hudson, Ohio) made eight saves in goal for Centre while Damian Pulos of Ferrum had 11 stops.
With the win, Centre improves to 2-1 on the season while Ferrum drops to 1-4. The Colonels return to action March 12 when they take on Roanoke in a rematch of the teams' NCAA Tournament matchup from a year ago.