Overtime Thriller Ended by Bergman
Saturday, November 1, 2008

SHREVEPORT—Playing a man down in the second overtime didn’t affect the Centenary men’s soccer team on Saturday afternoon at Mayo Field as freshman Aaron Bergman scored the game-winner on an assist by freshman teammate Tate McIntyre to lift the Gents to a 2-1 victory over UMKC in double overtime.

The first half was a scoreless battle between the Gents and Kangaroos as Centenary put up six shots, while UMKC had 11. Sophomore keeper Rennie Walker was tough in the net with three saves, while his counterpart Ken Cooper had four.

Centenary (4-8-1, 2-4-0) was able to put up four shots midway through the second half until Connor Adams’ second shot of the game at 77:41 hit the back of the net. Adams received a clean pass from freshman John McHugh’s for his first goal of his collegiate career.

UMKC (9-5-2, 3-2) answered back in the 81st minute on a goal by Bryan Perez, as it rolled past Centenary keeper Walker to tie the game at one.

The Gents had their last chance nearing the end of regulation to score when junior Todd Faulkinberry missed slightly wide, sending the game into overtime. 

In the first overtime, neither team was able to put up an offensive attack as only one shot was taken by UMKC with less than one minute remaining.

With the score tied at 1-1, a second overtime proved to be all Centenary needed to finish when Bergman’s goal inside five yards hit net to put the Gents ahead.

To close the season, the Gents will travel on Wednesday to Houston to take on HBU at 3:00 p.m.