Gents Fall in Hanover on Saturday 13-2

Hanover, Indiana – The Centennial lacrosse team lost 13-2 to the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference contest at the Panther Athletic Complex.

The Gentiles (0-5) were playing on the road for the first time this season and also faced the Panthers (1-1) for the first time in program history. The Gentiles took a 2-0 lead three and a half minutes into the game, but Hanover responded with a pair of goals to end the first quarter and then scored four goals in the second period for a 6-2 lead at halftime. Centenary’s defense limited Hannover to a single goal in the third quarter, but the Panthers then scored six goals in the final 145 minutes to claim victory.

Hanover finished with a 49-26 advantage in shooting and had 57 balls on the ground against 36 for the Gents. The Panthers have won 16-18 face-off chances while the Gentiles have 2-18. Hanover was 33-41 on clear rounds and Centenary finished 34-42. Centennial GK freshman Alex Nicks-Davis (Nashville, TN) played all 60 minutes and recorded 11 saves. Hannover played two goalkeepers as Sean O’Meara (1-1) played the first 56 minutes and made 14 saves while allowing both goals. Lance Guttormson played the final four minutes and made one save.

Centennial Junior A John Mark Waniewski (Bossier City, La.) and sophomore midfielder Jordan Cook (Bryant, Ark.) scored the Gents goals and Cook assisted Waniewski’s goal. Freshman MF Marc Mackey (Houston, Texas) led the Gents with six shots and freshman A Braxton Parchman (Shreveport, La.) and freshman A G’Colby Spivey (Dallas , Texas) each have four.

Waniewski, Cook and each took three hits. Junior M/A Kyle Comi (Allen, Texas) led the team in ground balls with six and Mackey, Junior D Ethan Little (Tyler, Texas) and second D Matthew Lulich (New Orleans, Louisiana) in each had five. Nicks-Davis had four, Parchman had three, and Cook and Spivey each had a pair. Mackey and Little each had two induced turnovers. Junior MF Blake Federico (Boerne, Texas) took three shots, had a caused turnover and a ground ball.

Centenary wraps up the roadtrip with another non-conference contest against Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Monday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

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