Gents Soccer Plays Well, Edged in Season Finale 2-0
Saturday, November 6, 2010
ROCHESTER, Mich.-Playing in its final regular season contest, the Centenary men's soccer team wasn't able to secure a win to advance to The Summit League tournament next week, falling 2-0 to Oakland on Saturday afternoon.

The Gents finished the 2010 season with a record of 2-7-2 overall and 1-3-2 in league play, while the Golden Grizzlies garnered the final spot in the tournament and wrapped up play with a 5-10-3 and 2-1-3  against league opponents.

Despite dominating every aspect of the game and outshooting Oakland, 20-14, Centenary allowed two second-half goals to the Golden Grizzlies and weren't able to make up ground to secure a win.

Of the 20 shots, senior Heath Cox led the way with six shots, two of which fell on goal. Senior Zac Farrar and juniors Aaron Bergman and Marcos Rodriguez each put up three attempts.

Oakland fired off 14 shots, eight landing on goal, led by Josh Pennett and Konner McNamara with a goal apiece.

The Golden Grizzlies tallied its first goal off the foot of Bennett at the 53-minute mark and their second after 82 minutes by McNamara.

Sophomore goal keeper Robbie Ramirez played all 90 minutes in goal, collecting six saves, but would suffer the loss.

"Robbie played great in goal today and gave us a chance to win," said head coach David Orr.

Oakland's keeper Mitch Hildebrandt collected two saves for the win.

"The end result was slightly bitter after feeling like we dominated much of the game, however, we ended the season with an awesome team effort," said Orr.

"Our seniors carried us this season and they will be truly missed as we prepare for an exciting 2011 season of Centenary men's soccer."