Sewanee rolls past Centre in conference opener, 13-5

Sewanee rolls past Centre in conference opener, 13-5

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 18, 2017) – In its first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) match of the season, the Sewanee men's lacrosse team rolled past rival Centre 13-5 Saturday at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium. 

After Centre scored on its first shot, Sewanee took over of the contest. Taking advantage of a three-minute non-releasable penalty, the Tigers raced out to an early 4-1 lead by the end of the first quarter. During that stretch, Tyler Calnan, Hayden Hunt, Thomas Lynde, and Jake Chintz all scored.

The Tigers kept rolling from there. Back-to-back man-up goals from Pat DiMento and Peter Brown pushed Sewanee's advantage to five, 6-1, with 12:09 left in the first half. Minutes later, freshman Kip McGuire ripped in a goal at the 9:43 mark.

Centre did score right before the half when Bryant Portwood found the back of the net. However, any Colonel momentum was short lived as Sewanee scored three of the next four goals in the second half. DiMento scored twice while Hayden Byrd added his first goal of the contest.

Finally, defender Stewart Roddey added a rare goal while Brown and freshman Cameron Acuff closed out the Tiger goals.

Overall, Sewanee crushed Centre in shots. The Tigers had a 66-23 advantage in shots while also winning 47 groundballs. On the faceoff, Ryan Stubits and Cason Liles combined for 14 wins out of 21 opportunities. 

Additionally, Brown, Wil Rainer, George Pratt, Will Pratt, and other defenders forced 23 Centre turnovers.

In goal, senior Selby Austin earned his fourth win after he stopped nine shots. DiMento paced the offense with three goals, an assist, seven shots, and five groundballs.

Sewanee returns to action at Hampden-Sydney, Wednesday.

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