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Colonels shutout Transy, win seventh annual Play 4 the Cure game

Colonels shutout Transy, win seventh annual Play 4 the Cure game

DANVILLE, Ky. – Draped in pink jerseys for their seventh annual Play 4 the Cure match, the Centre College field hockey team shutout in-state rival Transylvania, 3-0, Friday evening at South Campus Field.

Centre improved to 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), while the Pioneers fell to 5-10 (2-3).

It was the second meeting between the two sides this season, as the Colonels defeated the Pioneers 5-2 in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 13 in a nonconference meeting. Head Coach Jenelle Anthony also ran her record against Transy to 16-0 since taking over at Centre in 2011.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Senior Brooklyn Bell (Louisville, Ky.) put the Colonels on the board with the team's first shot on goal, converting a one-timer from sophomore Savannah Elpers' (Louisville, Ky.) entry pass from the right wing.

Elpers made it 2-0 in the 18th minute, sneaking in a goal as sophomore Caroline Brotzge (Louisville, Ky.) earned the assist.

Up 2-0 at the half, Centre finished with 13 shots to Transy's five across the opening 35 minutes, and also had four penalty corners to the visitors' one.

Bell got on the board again in the 51st minute, giving the Colonels a 3-0 lead on her 12th goal of the season. It also marked her third multi-goal match of the season.

Sophomore goalie Kristen Mulcahy and the Colonel defense continued their recent hot streak, allowing only seven shots (two on goal) while earning a second straight shutout.

Centre has a two-day respite before returning to action, hosting Eastern Mennonite Monday at 6 p.m. ET in a nonconference match at South Campus Field.