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Centre field hockey buries five goals in home rout over Wooster

Centre field hockey buries five goals in home rout over Wooster

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre field hockey hit its offensive stride Saturday afternoon, filling up the net for a 5-2 victory against visiting Wooster at South Campus Field.

The win moves the Colonels to 2-1 overall, and drops the Fighting Scots to the same record.

Centre's primary goal scorer from 2016, Hayley Barker (Louisville, Ky.), stepped up early to set the tone Saturday, rocketing a goal past Wooster's keeper less than eight minutes into the match.

The Colonels continued to pressure, and eventually Barker's classmate Brooklyn Bell (Louisville, Ky.) followed with her first goal of the season, making it 2-0.

Junior Emily Schank (Louisville, Ky.) quickly made it 3-0 with her team-leading third goal of the young season. The score gave Schank one in each game so far to start the season.

Leading 3-0 at the break, Centre relinquished its first goal early in the second half.

Wooster's Sammi Pavlecic benefitted from hectic action near the goal, and was able to bring the visitors within 3-1.

Less than three minutes later Erika Bell (Louisville, Ky.) pushed the Colonels' lead back to three with her first goal of the season. Natascha Loeb (Charlotte, N.C.) picked up her first assist of the season on the score.

The Fighting Scots would find the back of the net once more, but Brooklyn Bell's second goal of the game in the 63rd minute put the contest well out of reach.

Brooklyn Bell's two goals marked her third career multi-score game.

Centre dominated Wooster in more ways than one, finishing with more shots (32-8), shots on goal (20-4) and penalty corners (13-4).

Sophomore Kristen Mulcahy (Cedarburg, Wis.) totaled a pair of saves in goal for the Colonels.

Centre hits the road for an extended stretch, first meeting in-state rival Transylvania in Lexington, Ky., next Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The Colonels won't be back home until an Oct. 7 conference match against Rhodes.