Gents Fall in 2-1 Contest at Western Illinois
Saturday, October 17, 2009
MACOMB, Ill.-The Centenary men's soccer team dropped another contest by just one shot, falling 2-1 to Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon in Summit League play.

The Gents (3-10-1, 1-3 Summit) scored on an a rare situation as junior goalie Rennie Walker came out of goal on offense to score his first goal of the season with just under a minute to play in the game.

Though, down 2-0 before the goal, Centenary wasn't able to overcome its early deficit.

It remained a 0-0 tie heading into the second half of play. The Fighting Leathernecks went up 1-0 at the 54:10 mark on a goal by Jupic Husref that found the back of the net off after rebounding an initial shot.

The final 45 minutes of play was fairly quiet as neither team scored. It was at 83:50 when Western Illinois found goal for the second time. Nathan Sanchez dribbled in from the left side that reached the net just past Walker, giving his team a 2-0 advantage with five six minutes to play.

Centenary tallied seven shots to Western Illinois' 23. The Gents were led by sophomore John McHugh with two shots, one of which was on goal.

Along with Walker, juniors Josh Gomillion and Zac Farrar as well as sophomores Ryan Christianson and Marcos Rodriguez each had an attempt.

Walker, in goal all 90 minutes, made eight saves, while Fighting Leatherneck keeper Stephen Paterson made four saves.

The Gents will be on the road once again, as they travel to Central Arkansas on Wednesday for a 3:00 p.m. match start.