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@CentreWomensLax Opens 2017 Campaign vs. Piedmont Friday in Game of the Week

@CentreWomensLax Opens 2017 Campaign vs. Piedmont Friday in Game of the Week
CENTRE Colonels (12-5, 5-1* SAA) vs. PIEDMONT Lions (10-7, 4-2* USA South) - *2016 records
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Site: Danville, Ky.
Stadium: South Campus Field
Game time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Next: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Oglethorpe
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DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's lacrosse team opens the 2017 season this Friday, Feb. 17 hosting Piedmont in a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m. ET at the South Campus Field. The game also marks the first featured Game of the Week for @CentreAthletics.

The Colonels are coming off a Southern Athletic Association (SAA) regular season title in 2016, posting a 12-5 overall ledger with a 5-1 record in conference play. The Lions already have a game under their belts in 2017, dropping a 20-12 decision to 2016 SAA Tournament champion Rhodes on Saturday afternoon.

Centre returns a pair of Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Region performers in junior midfielder Hannah Bellamah (Loveland, Ohio) and junior goalkeeper Natalie Marek (Louisville, Ky.) in 2017.

Bellamah, who was named the 2016 SAA Newcomer of the Year, paced the SAA with 59 goals on the season while ranking second in the conference with 71 points.

Marek, the SAA Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2016, sat second in the league with 138 saves and a 47.3 save percentage.

The Colonels were 9-3 in Danville last season and Friday marks the first of nine home contests in 2017. Centre opens SAA play on Saturday afternoon traveling to Atlanta to face off with Oglethorpe at 1 p.m. ET. 

There will be free raffles drawings at all games this week presented by CentreGear.com. 


Other @CentreAthletics Games This Week: 

Saturday, February 18th

1 p.m. ET - @CentreMensLax vs. Mt. St. Joseph 

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