Western Michigan Offense Too Strong for Gents
Sunday, September 27, 2009
KALAMAZOO, Mich.-In non-conference action, the Centenary men's soccer team dropped a 6-2 contest to Western Michigan on Sunday.

Centenary (2-5-1, 1-0 Summit) scored first, but was outshot 20-7 by the Broncos offense.

Senior Todd Faulkinberry netted goal on a header shot at 7:20 on a cross-assist by sophomore John McHugh to put the Gents up 1-0.

Though, Western Michigan responded with three goals in less than a 20-minute frame. Saee Sulemana Baba scored two of three first-half goals. The first happened at 24:36 on an assist by Darren Jones. The second goal for the Broncos found the back of the net on a free kick that made its way past junior keeper Rennie Walker.

Sam Meyer of Western Michigan beat his Gents' defender to net the third goal for the Broncos at 41:27 to go up 3-1. Centenary quickly responded as sophomore Nick Flowers netted his first goal of the season when the defense failed to clear on the free kick.

Entering the second half, Centenary couldn't overcome the strong offensive performance of Sulemana Baba, who tallied his third and fourth goal of the game, while teammate Tyler Rosenhagen also netted goal for Western Michigan.

Centenary had two shots by junior Mo Assi and freshman Spencer Nickerson, while Flowers, Faulkinberry and sophomore Brian Hurlburt each had one.

Walker played the first half in goal, tallying three saves and freshman Robbie Ramirez was in goal the final 45 minutes with four saves. 

The Gents will be back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to SMU for a 7:00 p.m. start.