Overtime Thrill Ends in Favor of Ladies
Saturday, October 31, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-In a much needed win, the Centenary women's soccer team came out on top in a 2-1 overtime thrill over UMKC on Saturday afternoon.

The Ladies (11-5-1, 3-4-1 Summit) improved their league record with goals from sophomore Katie Valdez and freshman Allison Rucinski.

Centenary scored early on a free kick by Valdez that reached the back of the net at 29:18 to put the Ladies up 1-0.

Holding onto its early lead, Centenary moved through the first half, firing off seven shots and keeping UMKC at bay. It wasn't until the 88:29 mark when the Kangaroos made a run as Alyssa D'Egidio tied the match at 1-1 on a header off the cross bar.

Playing for one goal and a chance to stay alive this season, Centenary took advantage of its three overtime shots, finding one that netted goal. Rucinksi fired off the game-winner from mid-field that was one-on-one with the keeper.

Senior keeper Kate Donnelly played all 99 minutes in goal, making three saves.

As a team, Centenary had 17 shots, led by Valdez and freshman Morgan Ulliman with four, while Rucinksi had three.

The Ladies will be back in action for their final match of the regular season on Monday against North Dakota State. The match was originally scheduled in early October, but due to inclement weather in Shreveport, the two teams will meet at UMKC to play.