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Women's lacrosse bounces back with 16-7 win

After falling to 23rd ranked Augustana for its first loss of the year, the Centre women's lacrosse team bounced back two days later with a 16-7 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday in Danville, Ky.

Four Colonels scored multiple goals in the game, led by Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) with four and Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) with three goals and an assist. Mastey also caused a game-high five turnovers while Hawthorne had five draw controls.

Also playing a key role for Centre were Audrey Powers (Chattanooga, Tenn.) with two goals and four assists and Emily Madden (Louisville, Ky.) with two goals and two assists. Nine players in all scored for Centre, with Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.), Andrea Merchak (Lexington, Ky.), Jacqueline Anderson (Louisville, Ky.) Anne Carol Preuss (Louisville, Ky.) and Katy Cremer (Hudson, Ohio) all scoring single goals.

The Colonels were never threatened in the game after scoring six times in the first 11 minutes. After Tennessee Wesleyan got on the board on a goal by Taylor Barganier at the 18:39 mark, Centre answered with three consecutive goals to go up 9-1. 

Each team scored again to make the halftime score 10-2, and Centre scored four of the first five goals in the second half to take its biggest lead at 14-3. Wesleyan would later score three straight, but would not come any closer than eight points at 14-6.

Centre spent the majority of the game in the Bulldogs' zone, outshooting Wesleyan 36-15. Allison Eisner (Louisville, Ky.) made seven saves in goal for Centre while Wesleyan's Nicolette Dungee made 16 stops. 

The Colonels improve to 3-1 on the year with the victory while Wesleyan falls to 4-3. Centre returns to the field with a game against Missouri Baptist at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.