Women’s soccer beats rain and Dallas, 2-0
Riley Spudic scored her first goal of the season, a game-winner.
Women’s soccer beats rain and Dallas, 2-0
Saturday, October 24, 2015
University of Dallas (4-12-1, 3-7-1 SCAC)
Centenary (2-13, 1-10 SCAC)
10/23/2015 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 73
University of Dallas000
CENTWS3:31Riley Spudic
CENTWS51:56AJ Walsh
UDWSOCElena Naccari90:0024
CENTWSErica Coker90:0005
Stats at a GlanceUDWSOCCENTWS
Shots (on Goal)11 (5)6 (6)
Corner Kicks70
Yellow Cards11
Red Cards10

SHREVEPORT, La. – A monsoon? No problem.

The Ladies scored off a scrum in front of the net in the fourth minute, while the Crusaders allowed a goal early in the second as Centenary (2-13, 1-10 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) knocked off Dallas (4-12-1, 3-7-1) 2-0 Friday night, October 23, at Mayo field.

“I’m proud to see the seniors win their final home game!” said head coach David Orr. “These players approached the game very focused and determined regardless of the playing conditions. Their determination won the match.”

With standing water everywhere on the field, the ball stayed mainly in the Centenary offensive zone in the first half. In the fourth minute, senior Madeline Stokes took a shot that was saved by Elena Navcari (4-12-1). However, the ball squirted out and sophomore Riley Spudic played the ball down to her feet and went far post for her first goal of the season.

Dallas took a slim 4-3 edge in shots in the first period, but both teams managed a pair of shots on goal.

It was another goal in the opening minutes of the second stanza which provided the insurance score. In the 52nd minute, senior Madison Alexander’s cross hit the crossbar. Sophomore AJ Walsh dribbled in back post for her first collegiate goal and put Centenary up 2-0.

The visitors threatened to cut the deficit in half in the 60th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick. However, the shot sailed high as junior Erica Coker (2-9) preserved her fourth collegiate shutout.

Opponents have converted only 2-of-6 penalty kicks against the Ladies this season.

With the win, the Maroon and White picked up a critical three points in the chase to make the SCAC Tournament. If Austin ties or loses to Dallas Sunday, Centenary just needs to knock off the Kangaroos next weekend in Sherman, Texas.

The Maroon and White returns to action Sunday at Hendrix College. Game time in Conway, Arkansas, is set for 1 p.m.