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CEDAR CREST LACROSSE FALLS TO NEUMANN ON SENIOR DAY
Allentown, PA (April 20, 2010) –The Cedar Crest College lacrosse team dropped a 20-16 decision to Neumann University on senior day on Tuesday afternoon in Colonial States Athletic Conference action.
Cedar Crest seniors: Dah-ve Bell, Devin Ursini, Amanda Dombroski, Kelly Oakes, Brittany Fikes, Mackenzie Lee, Courtney Thomas, Jesenia Holguin, and Rachel Orlen were honored in a pre-game ceremony.
Neumann’s Alex Bohen had an outstanding showing for the Knights, posting a game-high nine goals and added a game-high four assists.
Cedar Crest was led by Oakes, who tallied a team-high four goals and four assists on the day. Freshman Candace Boardwine added three goals and one assist, while Dombroski added three goals on the day. Holguin added two goals and one assist in her final home game, while Thomas posted two goals for the Falcons. Lee and freshman Leia Epstein added one goal each for Cedar Crest.
Holguin got on the board first, giving the Falcons the early 1-0 lead at the 29:28 mark in the first half, but Neumann would answer three times to take the 3-1 lead just four minutes later. Thomas then took a pass from sophomore Tara Fikes at 23:26 to cut the lead, 3-2. Neumann answered two more times before Dombroski took a pass from Oakes to make it, 5-3.
Bohen added another tally for Neumann before Lee got on the board for Cedar Crest at 19:19. Neumann then answered three times to take a 9-4 lead with 15:28 remaining in the first half.
Cedar Crest then went on a tear by scoring six-straight goals until 6:49 to take the 10-9 lead. The Knights responded three more times before Epstein and Boardwine scored two more goals for Cedar Crest to make it a 12-12 contest at halftime.
Neumann came out of halftime ready to go, scoring six-straight goals to go up, 18-12 with12:00 remaining in the contest. Oakes put the Falcons on the board in the second half at 9:16 to put the score at 18-13. Neumann and Cedar Crest traded the next four goals to make it a 20-15 contest. Cedar Crest did not give up until literally the last second of play when Boardwine took a pass from Oakes with one second remaining in the clock to make the final score, 20-16, in favor of the Knights.
Dombroski, who ranks seventh in the nation in draw controls, tallied a game-high six draws. Thomas added a game-high seven groundballs for Cedar Crest.
The Falcons fall to 4-8 overall (0-6 CSAC), while Neumann improves to 3-12 overall (2-6 CSAC).
Cedar Crest will travel to Rosemont College on Thursday, April 22nd for a 4:00 p.m. CSAC contest.