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@CentreWomensLax Earns 15-3 Win at Hanover
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HANOVER, Ind. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's lacrosse team outplayed the Hanover Panthers in all facets of the game as four Centre players scored three or more goals en route to a 15-3 Colonels victory on Tuesday afternoon.
The Colonels got on the board first just 71 seconds into the contest when junior Haden Gibbons (Chattanooga, Tenn.) found junior Hannah Bellamah (Loveland, Ohio) for her 46th goal of the season, good for third in the nation. Hanover's Kinna Laymon tied the score in the next minute of play, but Centre controlled the next 20 minutes, outscoring the Panthers 8-0 in the stretch.
Junior Colleen Jackson (Gaithersburg, Md.) scored three times in the rally, Gibbons scored twice, while Bellamah and seniors Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.) and Emily Engdahl (Waukesha, Wis.) added goals to help put Centre up 9-1. Bellamah, Jackson and sophomore Hannah Hardy (Louisville, Ky.) each added assists during the 8-0 run. The Panthers' Isabella Miller scored the final goal of the half as Centre took a seven-goal lead into intermission.
After the break, Resinger got the Colonels back on the board in the opening minutes of the second period. Hanover's Mallory Fogus quickly scored to make it 10-3 Centre, but the Panthers would not score again for the rest of the game. Gibbons, Resinger, Bellamah, Hardy and Jackson closed out the game with unanswered goals.
The Colonels outshot the Panthers by a staggering 37-6 and held a 25-19 advantage in ground balls, with Bellamah leading the way for Centre with five. Centre also went 16-18 on clears for the game, compared to 14-29 for Hanover.
Jackson paced the Colonels with a game high four goals. Bellamah, Gibbons and Resinger each added three goals. Gibbons led the team with two assists on the day.
Centre held a 15-5 edge over Hanover in draw controls, with Bellamah and Resinger each eclipsing Hanover's total with six controls apiece.
The Centre women's lacrosse team will look to keep their Southern Athletic Association record perfect on Sunday as they travel to Sewanee to battle the Tigers.