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Colonels throttle Lions 18-0 in snowy showdown

Colonels throttle Lions 18-0 in snowy showdown

CINNCINATI - The Centre men's lacrosse team throttled Mount St. Joseph from the opening whistle Saturday afternoon, earning a decisive 18-0 victory.

The Colonels (2-1) got on the board early and often, taking a commanding six-goal lead in the first quarter.

Freshman Nic Malubay (Louisville, Ky.) began the early rout by finishing off a quick feed from classmate Anthony DiMichele (Cincinnati).

DiMichele and Malubay would tack on back-to-back goals just minutes later. Sophomore John Morrison (Franklin, Tenn.) and Freshman William Lathram (Raleigh, N.C.) also found the back of the net before the end of the quarter.

Centre continued to dominate the Panthers in all facets of the game, scoring five more consecutive goals before the half and taking an 11-0 lead.

Malubay added his second and third goals of the contest in the quarter. DiMichele, senior John Moremen (Louisville, Ky.), freshman Jack Shannon (Palisades, N.Y.), and senior Ross McClellan (Louisville, Ky.) also tallied scores in the second.

The Colonels did not let up in the third, extending their lead to 16-0. DiMichele continued his stellar day, by tacking on his fourth goal of the contest off of an assist from freshman Chase Poplin (Greenville, S.C.). Morrison also added two more goals in the quarter.

Sophmore Noah Hull (Decatur, Ga.) and sophomore Vincent Pisacano (Lexington, Ky.) tallied their first goals of the season the final quarter of play.

Senior Sam Long (Cincinnati) recorded three saves, while Malubay led the team with three caused turnovers in the impressive shutout victory.

DiMichele led the team with four goals and four assists.

In the rout, the Colonels held a 53-9 advantage on shots, including a 31-7 advantage in shots on goal.

Sophomore Lucas Mozingo (Chattanooga, Tenn.) was stellar in the face off X, winning 19 out of 21 draws.

The Colonels also doubled up the Lions in ground balls, racking up 40 to the home team's 19. Hull, Malubay, and Mozingo all lead Centre with five ground ball a piece.

Centre will hit the road again next Saturday to face Hanover at 1 p.m. ET.