2014 SAA Champions
Bellamah’s Six Goals Lift @CentreWomensLax to 15-12 Win over Calvin
Free Position Shots
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's lacrosse team kicked off its Spring Break Florida trip with a Monday morning tilt against the Calvin Knights. Junior Hannah Bellamah (Loveland, Ohio) scored a game high six goals to help the Colonels pull away to a 15-12 victory over the Knights.
Calvin's Kelly Pepper scored the first goal of the contest seven minutes in, but it didn't take the Colonels long to respond. Bellamah assisted on a goal from senior Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.) just 46 seconds later and then converted a free position shot of her own to give Centre the lead.
The two teams traded the next five goals on free position shots before Centre scored three straight. Bellamah scored the first two before junior Colleen Jackson (Gaithersburg, Md.) scored off the pass from freshman Abby Whitford (Dayton, Ohio) to give Centre a 6-3 lead.
Bellamah's fourth goal of the half, assisted by sophomore Hannah Hardy (Louisville, Ky.) was sandwiched between goals by Calvin's Amanda Davio as the Colonels took a 7-5 lead into halftime.
Bellamah wasted little time getting back into the scoring column, notching her fifth goal of the contest just 45 seconds into the second half. A goal by Calvin's Emily Cefaratti brought the Knights to within 8-6, but they would get no closer. 24 seconds later, junior Haden Gibbons (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored to ignite a 5-1 Colonels run over the next 15 minutes.
Gibbons and Jackson each scored twice during the rally and Bellamah put home her sixth and final goal of the game to make it 13-7 Centre. Cefaratti would score the next two goals, but every time Calvin threatened, the Colonels responded, once by Gibbons at the seven-minute mark, and once again by Jackson in the final minute of the game.
The Colonels scored on 15 of their 18 shots on goal for one of their highest shooting percentages of the season.
Centre had a 21-7 advantage on draw controls, with Resinger leading the team with seven, while Gibbons and Bellamah each had six. Resinger also had a game high five ground balls in the win.
Junior Natalie Marek (Louisville, Ky.) finished with nine stops for the Colonels in goal, with eight of them coming in the second half.
The Colonels will remain in Florida and will play again on Tuesday, this time against Clarkson. Game time is slated for 10:00 AM.