Ladies Soccer Opens Up Spring Play with Strong Showing at ULM
Saturday, March 7, 2009

MONROE, La.—The Centenary Ladies soccer team started their spring season off on the right foot with a second place finish at the annual 7v7 tournament hosted by ULM. The Ladies posted a 5-1 record after a full day of play this Saturday.


The Ladies began the day with a 4-2 win over I-20 rival ULM. Katie Valdez scored the first goal of the day in the first 30 seconds of play putting the Ladies up 1-0 and they never looked back.


They continued the day with a 3-1 win over UCA, once again going up early, this time off a well placed chip by Kristine Weaver. At this point head coach Chase Wooten felt the team was playing really good soccer and also commented on the excellent play of both his goalkeepers.

The Ladies then went on to defeat Southern University-Baton Rouge in a close 4-3 match after clinching their bracket.


In the quarterfinals, the Ladies defeated Grambling 3-2, advancing to the semifinals where they would have a rematch against UCA, who had just beat a strong UALR team in the quarterfinals. Valdez would lead the offensive charge once more scoring a pair of goals.


In a hard fought final game, the Ladies fell just short to tournament powerhouse William Carey losing 5-3. “This was a great way to start the spring season and the team played extremely well after just one full week of training. It was upsetting not to win the finals, but William Carey came out strong and played very well,” said Wooten.


The Ladies will return to action Saturday as they participate in their annual indoor tournament.