March 16, 2013

Sewanee storms back in the second half, downs Centre

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 16, 2013) – Behind a strong second-half comeback, the Sewanee men's lacrosse team earned an impressive 18-12 victory over Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Centre, Saturday, at Harris Stadium.

The match opened with a series of offensive runs. The Colonels opened with a 3-0 spurt to start the first period. After falling behind quickly, Sewanee responded. The Tigers scored three out of the next four goals to end the first period down one, 4-3.

In the second period both teams continued to trade scores until the 5:12 mark. Tied 6-6, the Colonels went on a 5-0 run to end the half.

After a dismal end to the second period, Sewanee came out of the locker ready. The Tigers outscored the Colonels 4-0 in the third period behind two goals each from Pierce Leonard and James Millard.

Down only one, 11-10, to start the final period, Sewanee continued to roll. The Tigers added seven straight goals to start the fourth.

After Centre added one final goal with 1:39 left, Conley Street closed out the scoring for the Tigers with his first goal of the season.

Overall, Sewanee took a season-high 70 shots, which helped the Tigers outshoot Centre by 45. Additionally, Sewanee had more face-off wins, ground balls, and caused turnovers.

Individually, Michael Morris led the attack with four goals. Morris was joined by Leonard, Davis Brown, and Millard whom each added three scores. Reed Daniel also scored two goals while Hal Smith, Ian Gillan, and Street added one.

The Tigers continue their three-match homestand with a 4:00 p.m. contest against Benedictine, Wednesday.

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