Centenary Rallies To Beat Women’s Lacrosse

Tristin Burris,  Alyssa Batty  & Linnea Cavallo
Tristin Burris, Alyssa Batty & Linnea Cavallo

DOVER, Del. – Goalkeeper Alyssa Batty made a season-high 23 saves but Centenary (N.J.) overcame an eight-goal deficit to beat the Wolverines, 13-12 on Monday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium.  The loss moves Wesley back to .500 at 3-3 while the Cyclones remain unbeaten at 4-0.

Wesley scored the game's first eight goals, led by Jen Jacobs with three.  Nina Cornog and Jessica Franklin also had two scores apiece in the first 18 minutes and 29 seconds. 

Centenary finally got on the board with 11:17 remaining in the first half but after Alyssa Prudente answered 23 seconds later, the Cyclones closed out the half on a 5-1 run to cut Wesley's halftime lead to 10-6.

The Cyclones proceeded to score four-straight goals to start the second half to tie the game at ten with just over 20 minutes remaining in regulation.  Franklin and Kaylee Miller then responded to put the Wolverines back on top by two with 15:48 left but Centenary scored the game's final three goals including the game-winner with 10:45 left to play.

The Wolverines were outshot, 46-22, but Batty kept them in it as the Cyclones were just 2-9 on free-position shots. Wesley was called for six yellow cards on the day.

Prudente had a team-high six points on two goals and four assists while Franklin led the Wolverines with four goals and seven draw controls.  Cornog (2g, 1a) and Jacobs (3g) also had three points on the day.

Wesley caused 15 of Centenary's 19 turnovers, led by three by Elizabeth GroomTristin Burris, Jacobs, Cornog and Tori Dunbar also had two apiece. 

The Navy & White, who ended its three-game homestand at 2-1, go on the road for two, starting with Trinity (D.C) on March 16, followed by a March 17 Capital Athletic Conference showdown at York (Pa.).  Both games are 3 pm starts.