Ladies Soccer Earns Second Shutout of the Weekend
Sunday, September 9, 2007

GRAMBLING, La. – For the second time this weekend the Centenary women’s soccer team shutout an opponent. This time the Ladies defense held tough and helped defeat Grambling State 2-0 on Sunday. For Centenary this was the first time since 2004 it had two shutouts in back-to-back matches.


In the first half, Centenary and Grambling both had opportunities to put the ball away, but the Ladies struck first in the 37th minute on a goal by sophomore Kristine Weaver. Weaver’s goal was assisted by Jennifer Hopkins, which was off of a corner kick. It also happens to be Weaver’s first collegiate goal.


After the intermission, both teams put more pressure on the goalies, as Centenary narrowly out shot Grambling, 14-13. The dagger for the Lady Tigers came in the 78th minute when sophomore Brittany O’Neal was shoved down in the box and was awarded a penalty kick. However, O’Neal had to leave the match because of injury on the play, and senior Cori Dullnig stepped in and netted the penalty kick for her second career goal.


Between the pipes for Centenary was senior Ali Hilsher, who had four saves, all in the second period, while Grambling’s goalie made eight saves and allowed both goals.


During the 2004 season, Centenary opened with shutouts against Arkansas State and Troy State, while the Ladies again had the back-to-back shutouts against Louisiana Tech and Valparaiso later in the year.


Centenary is now 3-2 on the season, and will play Northwestern State on Friday, and Arkansas on Sunday.