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March 13, 2014

Centre women's lacrosse picks up first win over Sewanee, 10-4

In a rematch of last season's Southern Athletic Association championship game, Centre claimed a 10-4 victory over Sewanee on Thursday in Danville, Ky.

The Colonels shut out Sewanee in the first half, built a six goal lead before the Tigers got on the board and held on for the win. It was the first victory over the Tigers in Centre's four seasons of play, and the Colonels were able to avenge a pair of losses from last season, including a 19-13 loss in the SAA championship game. 

Senior Meg Hawthorne (Cary, N.C.) led the way for Centre, matching Sewanee's offensive output by herself with four goals. Sarah Mastey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) added two goals and an assist while Jacqualine Anderson contributed a goal with two assists. Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.), Emily Madden (Louisville, Ky.) and Audrey Powers (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored single goals in the game. 

Goalie Allison Eisner (Louisville, Ky.) saved 10 of the 14 shots she faced while Crawford Horan had 16 saves for Sewanee.

The Colonels built their lead on first half goals by Resinger, Mastey and Anderson to take a 3-0 lead to the half. Hawthorne scored the scored the first two goals of the second half, helping Centre go up 6-0 before Sewanee first got on the board with 24:18 left to play. 

Mastey put the Colonels back up by six at 7-1, but Chelsea Staunton, who scored three of Sewanee's four goals, started a Tigers run of three straight to cut the margin to 7-4 with 13 minutes to play. However, Centre was able to keep Sewanee off the board the rest of the way while pulling away with three goals of its own. 

Centre outshot Sewanee 39-20 in the game and held a 10-4 edge on draw controls. 

The Colonels improve to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in SAA play while Sewanee falls to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Centre is back in action when it hosts Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.