Ladies' Comeback Falls Short in Home Finale
Sunday, October 23, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Junior Holden Penney scored two goals, including the game-tying goal with five minutes in regulation to force the Centenary women's soccer team to an overtime thriller with Howard Payne before falling 3-2 on Saturday evening in its home finale.

The Ladies fell to 9-7-1 on the year and 7-4-1 in conference action.

After a long stretch of scoreless soccer, Howard Payne jumped on board first with a goal at the 61-minute mark. The Yellow Jackets then extended their lead to 2-0 on an unassisted free kick at the 78-minute mark.

When time began to dwindle away, Centenary didn't lose hope as Penney drained her first goal of the game on a pass from freshman Carly Slovensky at 80:49.

Down 2-1, the Ladies used a free kick from junior Kelly Fossard to set up for a late corner kick. Penney took the corner kick and sank net with five minutes left in regulation for her second goal of the game.

Forcing the game into overtime, the score remained a 2-2 game until a corner kick by Howard Payne resulted in a game-winner with two seconds left.

Howard Payne out shot the Ladies, 13 to 10. Centenary led in corner kicks with 10 to 4. The Ladies were led by Penney with four shots, all on goal, while senior Candace Rushing and Fossard each had two shots, one on goal.

The four Ladies' seniors: Candace Rushing, Eren Corapcioglu, Laura Immenschuh, and Catlin Orschel were honored during post-game ceremonies for their contributions to the Ladies' program.

Centenary will return to action for two final games of the 2011 season when it travels to UT-Dallas on Thursday at 5:30 pm.