Ghaemmaghami's late goal not enough to overcome early deficit
Sunday, September 30, 2012

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Adam Ghaemmaghami netted his second goal of the year midway through the second half Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to erase a 2-0 deficit in the first half and visiting Southwestern held on to a 2-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer win.

The visiting Pirates (7-5, 2-2 SCAC) hand the Gents (2-7, 0-3 SCAC) their fourth straight loss, three at home. The game was moved to Loyola College Prep’s Messmer Field due to weather and field conditions.

Centenary returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Dallas to begin a four-match road trip before five straight at Mayo Field.

Forrest Baker scored the game’s first goal just 3:49 into the match before Marco Alcocer slide a left-footed shot past Robbie Ramirez 30 minutes later.

Ghaemmaghami fired a shot from 25 yards out from the right side, finding an open net after Daniel Poole created an empty net to retrieve a loose ball, but Ghaemmaghami outraced the goalie.

Southwestern outshot Centenary 24-9, but held a slim 7-6 margin on shots on goal. Six accounted for the SOG, but Spencer Nickerson took three shots and Cullen Gallet two. Ghaemmaghami’s only shot was his score.

Poole and Ramirez gathered five saves each.