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Colonels earn massive 20-1 SAA victory over Oglethorpe as Scott picks up win No. 1

Colonels earn massive 20-1 SAA victory over Oglethorpe as Scott picks up win No. 1

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre women's lacrosse opened the 2018 home slate with a bang, defeating Oglethorpe by a wide 20-1 margin at South Turf Field in Southern Athletic Association (SAA) action.

It marks the first official victory in the Monica Scott era*, and moves the Colonels to 1-1 overall (1-0 SAA). The visiting Stormy Petrels fall to 0-4 (0-1).

The Colonels set the tone early, netting a goal immediately after winning the opening draw control as Hannah Hardy (Louisville, Ky.) slotted home the game's opening score.

Goals from Haden Gibbons (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Bella Tacogue (Louisville, Ky.), Hannah Bellamah (Loveland, Ohio) and Colleen Jackson (Gaithersburg, Md.) all within the first half of the opening period pushed Centre's lead to 5-0.

Oglethorpe's Elena Gierok netted the visitors' only goal of the afternoon near the 12-minute mark, but not long after Abby Whitford (Dayton, Ohio) scored the goal that put Centre up 11-1 to signal the running clock.

The Colonels cruised in the second half, finishing with 20 goals for the first time since last year's 22-13 victory against Augsburg.

Fourteen different Colonels scored in the rout, as Jackson and Marina Burke (Lexington, Ky.) finished with hat tricks. Jackson recorded six points to lead Centre, her highest since an eight-point outing in the aforementioned win over Augsburg.

Bellamah, Gibbons and Mary Katherine Hardy (Louisville, Ky.) each tallied a pair of goals, and Hannah Hardy led the way with four assists.

Others that got in on the scoring were Hannah Rodell (), Devin Baker (Jacksonville, Fla.), Claire Heaney (Fairfax Station, Va.), Abigail Tessitore (Greer, S.C.) and Mary Allen (Memphis, Tenn.)

Centre held a sizeable 24-12 advantage on ground balls, as Jackson and Katy Haering (Louisville, Ky.) each recorded three.

The Colonels also recovered 18 of 22 draw controls and had 13 successful clears in 15 tries.

In goal, Natalie Marek (Louisville, Ky.) totaled three saves before relinquishing duties to freshman Claire Kennedy (Prospect, Ky.).

Centre is back in action at home Sunday, welcoming DePauw to South Turf for a 1 p.m. ET start.

Last weekend's game at Hendrix was originally ruled a forfeit, but will be made up at a later date this season.