Gents Win 1-0 in Summit League Opener
Saturday, September 26, 2009
FORT WAYNE, Ind.-In its Summit League opener, the Centenary men's soccer team edged IPFW, 1-0, on Friday evening.

Despite being outshot (23-13), the Gents (2-4-1, 1-0 Summit) held their own and were able to walk away with the first road win of the season.

Junior Zac Farrar and sophomore John McHugh came out strong, each firing a shot with less than eight minutes into the game, but both shots were saved in goal. IPFW didn't have its first shot on goal until the 18-minute mark, which resulted in a save for junior keeper Rennie Walker.

It remained a bit of a stalemate the remainder of the half as the Gents tallied six shots to IPFW's 14.

With a 0-0 match entering the second half, each team connected on a shot, but were both saved in goal.

However, it was the Gents who struck first when sophomore Tate McIntyre netted goal at the 54:54 mark on a deflected shot by junior Heath Cox that was saved by the keeper. McIntyre followed in on the rebound, allowing Cox to earn the assist.

The Gents managed to put up four more shots, but none reaching goal.

Centenary had 13 shots, led by McHugh with four, one being on goal, while Farrar fired off three shots, as two were on goal.

Walker was in goal all 90 minutes with seven saves. IPFW keeper Donovan Dowling also played the entire game, earning four saves.

Centenary will be head to Western Michigan for a 12:00 p.m. start on Sunday in non-conference action.