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@CentreWomensLax Comeback Falls Short against Baldwin Wallace
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DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's lacrosse team made a rally in the second half of their game against Baldwin Wallace on Sunday afternoon but could never capture the lead as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Colonels by a score of 15-9.
The Colonels got on the board first when junior Haden Gibbons (Chattanooga, Tenn.) picked up where she left off on Saturday's career day with a goal just 69 seconds into the contest. Baldwin Wallace owned the next 20 minutes of the first half, outscoring Centre 7-0 in the stretch. Junior Hannah Bellamah and Baldwin Wallace's Caitlin Wheeler traded goals, but then Gibbons and Bellamah scored the final two goals of the half to cut the deficit to 8-4 going into the locker room.
With momentum on their side, the Colonels stormed out of the gates in the second half, outscoring the Jackets 4-1 in the first seven minutes of the half, with Hannah Albrechta's goal at the 29:07 mark the only thing preventing a tie ballgame. Bellamah, Gibbons, senior Ellen Resinger (Louisville, Ky.) and junior Colleen Jackson (Gaithersburg, Md.) all scored goals for the Colonels during the run.
Baldwin Wallace stretched the lead back to 14-8 with five straight goals over the next 18 minutes. The Colonels had scoring chances but Yellow Jackets goalkeeper Amanda Getto was excellent in net, recording four saves during the run and 11 saves overall. Bellamah scored one last time for the Colonels to make it 14-9 but Kayla Miller provided the final margin with the game's last goal.
Hannah Bellamah recorded a game high five goals, giving her 20 through the first four games of the season. She also had five draw controls, a game high seven ground ball and forced four Yellow Jacket turnovers.
Ellen Resinger led all players with six draw controls as the Colonels held a 15-10 advantage over Baldwin Wallace in that statistical category. Shots were even for both teams at 24 apiece.
Centre will play their third consecutive home game on Wednesday as they welcome Redlands to Danville from California. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 PM start.