Two Conference Titles | Two NCAA Tournament Appearances
@CentreMensLax Downed by Sewanee on the Road
Face Offs Won
SEWANEE, Tenn. (CentreColonels.com) - The Centre men's lacrosse team dropped a 13-5 decision to defending Southern Athletic Association (SAA) champion Sewanee on the road on Saturday in the Colonels' conference opener.
Centre moves to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in SAA play while the Tigers improve to 4-3 and 1-0, respectively.
Unfortunately for Centre, Sewanee responded with six unanswered goals, including four man-up scores to gain a 7-1 advantage in the second quarter.
Senior midfielder Bryant Portwood (Charlotte, N.C.) would shrink the Tigers' edge to 7-2 with a goal for Centre to close the half.
Sewanee opened the second half with a pair of goals to extend its lead to 9-2, before freshman midfielder Dominic Nayan (Memphis, Tenn.) found senior midfielder Lorenzo Powell (Newcastle, Wash.) for a goal with just over four minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
Sewanee would outscore the Colonels 4-2 in the final period of action en route to the triumph.
Gray scored off the assist by sophomore forward Graeme Warner (Kent, Ohio) for Centre in the fourth quarter, followed by a goal by sophomore goalkeeper Sam Long (Cincinnati, Ohio), marking the first goal by a Colonel goalkeeper in program history.
Long handled the Centre clear himself, going coast-to-coast before slipping the goal past his counterpart from ten yards out.
Long also made 21 saves for the Colonels in the contest.
Sewanee outshot Centre 66-23 in the game to go with a 47-20 advantage in ground balls.
The Colonels return to action with a non-conference matchup at Randolph on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. ET.