Ladies and La. Tech Battle to a Tie
Friday, September 26, 2008

SHREVEPORT – After coming off of a big win on Wednesday, the Centenary women’s soccer team battled a very good Louisiana Tech squad to a 1-1 tie Friday night on Mayo Field.


La. Tech (7-2-1) scored its goal late in the first period, as Emily Cleaveland dribbled past a diving Kate Donnelly inside five yards. Despite giving up the goal, Donnelly played well by making three saves in the first 45 minutes.


However, early in the second half, freshman Amanda Exford served a ball from 25 yards out that took a funny hop on Tech’s keeper Jean Bernard, who had to make a great save to keep it a 1-0 match.


Later in the period Chelsea Cardwell fired a shot that was stopped by a La. Tech. However, a defender could not clear the ball, as it ended up in the back of the net to tie the game at one.


The back row for Centenary (2-7-1) allowed the Lady Techsters to take seven shots in the second half, but only one needed to be saved. The Ladies, meanwhile, had three shots in the period one of which landed one goal. Neither team in the extra time could fire off a good shot, as Centenary’s one opportunity went wide.  


“I am very proud of our kids tonight,” said head coach Chase Wooten. “I see the improvement in this team day-after-day, and I think we are ready for conference action next weekend.” 


Centenary will take the rest of the weekend off before returning to the pitch next Friday for The Summit League opener against Oakland at 5 p.m. on Mayo Field.