To the Brink: Gents Soccer Falls Short in Bid to Shake Up SCAC Standings vs #20 Colorado College
Sophomore Chase Clark scored his first collegiate goal to tie the game in the first half (Photo courtesy of Sarah Faulhaber).
To the Brink: Gents Soccer Falls Short in Bid to Shake Up SCAC Standings vs #20 Colorado College
Friday, October 21, 2016
#20 Colorado College (13-2-1, 11-2 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (4-12, 1-11 SCAC)
10/21/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 97
Colorado College112
Centenary (LA)101
CCM33:12Jack McCormick
CENTM37:23Chase Clark (Nic Douthit )
CCM73:48Keenan Amer (Christian Wulff )
CCMTheo Hooker90:0011
CENTMRylan Whan90:00210
Stats at a GlanceCCMCENTM
Shots (on Goal)22 (13)4 (2)
Corner Kicks44
Yellow Cards12

SHREVEPORT, La. – Almost a month after taking top-ranked Trinity to double overtime, the Gents nearly rocked the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference standings against the other ranked team.

Centenary (4-12, 1-11 SCAC) overcame a penalty kick goal when it tied the game shortly before halftime, but #20 Colorado College (13-2-1, 11-2) scored the game-winner in the 74th minute to knock off the Maroon and White, 2-1 at Mayo Field on Friday night, Oct. 21.

Despite five shots on target in the first 29 minutes by Colorado College, it was Centenary who had the best opportunity to score first. In the 30th minute, sophomore Nick Hammond found himself with a 1v1 with the keeper. However, his attempt far post just found the hands of the Tigers goalie Theo Hooker for his only save of the game.

Colorado College’s Jack McCormick put the visitors up on a penalty kick in the 34th minute; however, the Gents tied the game four minutes later. After a Tigers foul just outside the box, freshman Nic Douthit took the free kick. He served the ball in, and it was deflected to sophomore Chase Clark. Clark headed the ball in far post for his first collegiate goal of his career.

Senior goalie Rylan Whan (4-12) grabbed his sixth save of the first half in the 44th minute to keep the game tied at one into break. He added four more in the second half to match his season-best for saves with 10.

Whan now has 391 stops for his career.

Colorado College led Centenary 22-4 in total shots and 13-2 in shots on target.

The visitors scored the game winner in the 74th minute. Christian Wulff served the ball right in front of the goal, and Keenan Amer played pinball off the right post for his first goal of the season.

Centenary returns to action for its final home afternoon game of the season, kicking off against Dallas at noon on Sunday, Oct. 23.