Extra Time Needed Again, but Gents Prevail
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

HOUSTON – It took 101 minutes, but the Centenary men’s soccer team was victorious over Houston Baptist on Wednesday afternoon, 2-1, in the final game of the season for the Gents.


The first period was a stale mate until the 33rd minute when Aaron Bergman took a deflected shot from sophomore Josh Gomillion and hit net. Centenary (5-8-1) had three shots on goal in the first 45 minutes, as Will Todd also tacked on an offensive opportunity midway through.


In the second half, the Gents held tightly onto their 1-0 lead, but at 84:16 HBU tied the game. In the second period, the Huskies took 11 shots, while Centenary only was able to fire off four. Sophomore goalie Rennie Walker had to stay on his toes in the half, as he made 6-of-7 saves.


The first overtime went by quickly, but Centenary tried to sneak a header shot past HBU (9-6-1) keeper Chris Dodd at 96:43. However, exactly one minute into the second overtime the Gents got the job done, as freshman Connor Adams took a deflected shot and hit paydirt.


The 2008 season is now wrapped up for Centenary, and it will begin its 2009 campaign in August.