WIU's Offense Too Much for Ladies
Sunday, October 17, 2010
MACOMB, Ill.-Western Illinois connected on five goals to defeat the Centenary women's soccer team, 5-0, in Summit League action on Sunday afternoon.

The Ladies (3-11. 0-5 Summit) struggled to gain offensive momentum, firing off just one shot in the contest, as the Fighting Leathernecks made 23 attempts, 13 which landed on goal.

Senior Erika Rautio's blocked shot at the 44-minute mark was the only chance Centenary had to score as Western Illinois dominated the offensive side of the ball the entire game.

Junior keeper Kalyn Harris played the first half in goal for Centenary, while freshman keeper Haleigh Coffey played the entire second half.

Western Illinois tagged their first goal early in the game at the eight-minute mark and would continue to build on its lead with four more goals in the first half. Up 4-0, the Fighting Leathernecks didn't back down, firing off one final successful attempt in the final half for a 5-0 win.

Centenary will return home to prepare for its final weekend at home, facing UMKC on Friday at 7 pm, which will also serve as "Senior Night."