Penalty Kick Secures Win for Oakland
Sunday, October 4, 2009
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary men's soccer team played an aggressive game to the final seconds, but fell 1-0 to Oakland on a penalty kick in Saturday's match.

Centenary (2-7-1, 1-1 Summit) was outshot by the Golden Grizzlies, 19-10 on the match.

Oakland had a chance to take the early lead on a penalty kick, but junior keeper Rennie Walker laid out to save a low ball that was headed into the right corner, giving the Gents some momentum.

Sophomore John McHugh made two first half shots on goal, but both were saved by Golden Grizzly keeper, Mitch Hildebrandt.

With a 0-0 tie moving into the second half, a Centenary foul led to a second penalty kick for Oakland. This time, the low left corner shot at 63:29 reached the back of the net off the foot of Johnny Dreshaj to put the Golden Grizzlies up 1-0.

That shot advantage proved to be enough to seal the win for Oakland as they improved to 2-0 in league play.

With 10 total shots, the Gents were led by McHugh with four, two on goal, while sophomores Tate McIntyre and Brian Hurlburt each put up two.

Walker was in goal all 90 minutes with seven crucial saves, while Hildebrant made two for Oakland.

The Gents will be back in action on Wednesday when it host Houston Baptist at 7:00 p.m.