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CENTRE Colonels (11-5, 5-2 SAA) vs. BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN Panthers (6-9, 3-4 SAA)
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Site: Danville, Ky.
Stadium: South Campus Field
Game time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Next: Sunday, April 23 - SAA Semifinals at Rhodes - Time TBA
Centre: Schedule | Roster | Stats
Birmingham Southern: Schedule | Roster | Stats
- The Centre women's lacrosse team enters Friday's Southern Athletic Association quarterfinal matchup with an 11-5 overall record and went 5-2 in conference play this season.
- The Colonels, who finished in a three-way tie for second place, defeated Birmingham Southern 15-5 in Danville on Feb. 25. Junior midfielder Haden Gibbons (Chattanooga, Tenn.) scored a career high six goals in the win, while junior midfielder Hannah Bellamah (Loveland, Ohio) added five goals and a pair of assists. Senior midfielder Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.) finished with seven ground balls and seven draw controls, equaling the draw control of the entire BSC team in the victory. Junior keeper Natalie Marek (Louisville, Ky.) had one of her strongest performances of the year in goal, stopping 13 of 18 shots.
- The Birmingham Southern Panthers have a 6-9 overall record and a 3-4 mark in conference play as they head into tonight's SAA Tournament rematch with Centre.
- On Feb. 25, Birmingham Southern scored a season low five goals in their loss to Centre. Leading scorer Natalie Daniel, who finished the year with 58 goals, scored just once as Centre prevailed 15-5.
- In their most recent game, BSC built a 10-8 lead at Berry with nine minutes remaining, but could not secure the win as Berry came away with an 11-10 win, creating the three-way tie for second place in the conference standings.
- Centre is 1-0 all-time against the Panthers in the postseason, as the Colonels defeated Birmingham Southern by a score of 19-2 in the 2015 SAA quarterfinals. Centre is 7-1 all-time against the Panthers, including a 5-0 record in Danville.
- Bellamah ranks third in the SAA and 12th in Division III with 78 points on the season in addition to pacing the conference and sitting third in the nation with 69 ground balls on the year.
- Resinger leads the league with 98 draw controls on the season, good for sixth in the country.
- With a win on Friday night, the Colonels would travel to face top-seeded Rhodes on Sunday afternoon in the SAA semifinals.
Colonels in the Postseason
SAA Semifinal - Centre 15, Sewanee 12
SAA Championship - Rhodes 8, Centre 7
SAA Quarterfinal - Centre 19, Birmingham Southern 12
SAA Semifinal - Rhodes 14, Centre 5
SAA Quarterfinal - Centre 19, Oglethorpe 2
SAA Semifinal - Centre 13, Berry 9
SAA Championship - Sewanee 11, Centre 8
SAA Semifinal - Centre 13, Millsaps 6
SAA Championship - Sewanee 19, Centre 13
SCAC Semifinal - Sewanee 16, Centre 7
SCAC Semifinal - Colorado College 18, Centre 4
Centre vs. Birmingham Southern Series History
2/25/17 - (Danville, Ky.) - Centre 15, BSC 5
2/20/16 - (Birmingham, Ala.) - BSC 14, Centre 13
4/18/15 - (Danville, Ky.)(SAA Quarterfinal) - Centre 19, BSC 12
3/29/15 - (Danville, Ky.) - Centre 14, BSC 11
2/22/14 - (Birmingham, Ala.) - Centre 21, BSC 9
3/8/13 - (Danville, Ky.) - Centre 14, BSC 5
3/25/12 - (Birmingham, Ala.) - Centre 18, BSC 6
4/8/11 - (Danville, Ky.) - Centre 19, BSC 18 (OT)