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Colonels ride four-goal fourth quarter to 11-8 victory over Hendrix

Colonels ride four-goal fourth quarter to 11-8 victory over Hendrix

DANVILLE, Ky. - The Centre men's lacrosse team defeated Hendrix, 11-8, in a tightly contested Southern Athletic Association matchup on Friday evening, riding a four-goal fourth quarter to victory. 

With the win, the Colonels improve to 6-6 (1-3 SAA) on the year while the Warriors fall to 6-8 (1-3 SAA). 

Centre jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, courtesy of back-to-back goals from freshman Padraic Dermody (Louisville, Ky.) and Nic Malubay (Louisville, Ky.). Hendrix's Cole Cramer responded with a goal with under a minute remaining in the frame, cutting the Colonel lead to 2-1. 

The Colonels and Warriors continued to go back and forth in the second quarter.

Jack Shannon (Palisades, N.Y.) extended the Centre lead to 3-1 at the 13-minute mark. Freshman Anthony DiMichele (Cincinnati, Ohio) assisted on the play. Two minutes later Hendrix answered as Drew Scanlan found the back of the net. 

Sophomore Lucas Mozingo (Chattanooga, Tenn.) gave the Colonels the 4-2 lead on the following possession, driving down the field, shooting and scoring following a dramatic faceoff win. 

Scanlan found the back of the net for a second time immediately following the next faceoff, cutting the Centre lead to one. Junior Leland Gray (Louisville, Ky.) extended the Colonel lead to 5-3 on a man up opportunity with nine minutes remaining in the half.

The Warriors added consecutive goals before the half, however, tying the game at five heading just before the break. 

The third quarter was closely contested, featuring great defense and very little offense. Cramer gave Hendrix a 6-5 advantage at the five minute on a man-up opportunity.

Gray added two consecutive goals heading into the final period of play, giving Centre a 7-6 lead. Sophomore Dominic Nayan (Memphis, Tenn.) assisted Gray both times, orchestrating each goal. 

Unlike the third, the fourth quarter was all Colonels as they rattled off four straight goals en route to victory. Four different Colonels scored in the frame, Malubay and Shannon both recorded their second goals of the contest, Dermody and Shannon both tallied their first.  

The Warriors were unable to mount a comeback, tallying two goals in the final period of the play. 

Gray led all Colonels in the victory with three goals. Shannon also had a strong showing, recoding two goals, one assist, and three ground balls. 

Centre will return to action this Sunday at home for 1 p.m. ET Southern Athletic Association tilt against Rhodes.