Early lead slips away as Gents drop fifth straight
IRVING, Texas – Centenary jumped out to a 2-0 lead Friday night thanks to goals by Brandon Heim and Spencer Nickerson, but the University of Dallas responded with four unanswered scores to steal a 4-2 men’s soccer Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contest.
The Gents fall to 2-8 and 0-4 in SCAC play, dropping their fifth straight. The Crusaders snapped their losing skid, improving to 4-5 and 1-3 in league play. The Gents continue play Sunday at Colorado College at 2:30 p.m.
Heim put the Gents on top just four minutes into the game with an unassisted goal and Nickerson scored his team-best fourth goal just over 26 minutes later off a Danny Haar assist.
Dallas started its rally in the 35th minute after Juan Hernandez-Reyes used a Colton Allen pass to slice the lead to 2-1, the first of three Crusader first-half goals, all just eight minutes apart.
Austin Schaap knotted the match at two apiece at the 41:57 mark before James Bernard found the back of the net only 40 seconds later to give Dallas a 3-2 lead at the break.
Austin Strain used a Hernandez-Reyes assist to cap the scoring in the 77th minute.
Nickerson took a team-high six shots, his score the only on goal. Matthew Wise took seven shots, three on goal to lead the Crusaders to a 21-17 shot advantage, 13-5 on goal.
Senior goalkeeper Robbie Ramirez collected nine saves, but allowed a season-high four goals in the loss. His counterpart, James Kerin, had three saves.
2012-13 Men's Soccer
Thursday, October 11, 2012Gents look to avenge loss to Pirates
Wednesday, October 10, 2012Klaus earns weekly SCAC honor
Sunday, October 7, 2012Gents unable to snap losing skid at Colorado College
Friday, October 5, 2012Early lead slips away as Gents drop fifth straight
Thursday, October 4, 2012Centenary, Dallas set for SCAC meetings
Tuesday, October 2, 2012SCAC launches Front Row app
Sunday, September 30, 2012Ghaemmaghami's late goal not enough to overcome early deficit
Friday, September 28, 2012No. 1 Tigers too much for Gents