Ladies Soccer Readies for SCAC Tournament
Ladies Soccer Readies for SCAC Tournament
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Centenary (LA) (7-11, 4-9 SCAC)
Schreiner (9-7-3, 7-5-1 SCAC)
11/4/2016 | Kerrville, Texas | Attendance: 175
1st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Centenary (LA)11002
CENTW0:56Maddy Brown (Marissa Hughes )
CENTW52:28Olivia Jackson
SCH-W80:16Ruth Blackburn (Delaney Morrow , Lindsey Fitz)
SCH-W80:58Ruth Blackburn (Laura Atzeni )
SCH-W106:37Cailee Morgan (Ruth Blackburn )
CENTWErica Coker106:37310
SCH-WJordin Toso106:3723
Stats at a GlanceCENTWSCH-W
Shots (on Goal)7 (5)20 (13)
Corner Kicks29
Yellow Cards11

KERRVILLE, Texas – The 2016 Ladies soccer teams looks to keep its winningest season in five years going when fifth-seeded Centenary (7-10) takes on fourth-seeded Schreiner (8-7-3) at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov 4, in the Quarterfinals of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament. Admission is free for all games during the weekend.

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Scouting the Ladies

The Ladies entered its final two conference games at home, needing to beat either Dallas or Austin College to earn their first Tournament bid in three seasons and to wrap up the fifth seed. The Maroon and White responded, outscoring its conference opponents 6-1 in those two games.

Sophomore Kati-Jayde Cunningham leads the Ladies with 11 goals and 26 points on the season, ranking second and third in the SCAC, respectively (sitting 109th in the country in goals). She scored a goal and added an assist in the Ladies 3-1 win to end the regular season against Austin College on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Centenary 3, Austin College 1

Besides leading the team in goals, she co-led the team with four assists. The key may to get Cunningham involved, as Centenary holds a 6-2 record on the season when she finds the back of the net.

Senior Marissa Hughes, who finished second on the team with five goals, also added four assists. She has three goals in the last five games. She scored the first goal of the game with a nice finish on a pass from Cunningham to open up the scoring on senior night last Saturday against Austin College. She also added an insurance goal off her own rebound in the opening minutes against Dallas in the second half on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Centenary 3, Dallas 0

The combination of Cunningham and Hughes has proven to be lethal this season for the opposition. Four times, one has assisted another’s goal. The Ladies are outscoring the opposition 15-2 in such games, having never scored less than three goals and have won by at least two scores.

Senior goalie Erica Coker broke the career record for saves earlier this season and now has 436 for her career. Her 110 stops this season, which ranks sixth in the single-season record book, is four behind her output from last season.


Scouting the Mountaineers

Schreiner has cooled off after a fast start to conference play. The Mountaineers began SCAC play 4-1-1, with their only loss coming at the hands of Centenary in Shreveport back in September.

Schreiner enters the tournament with three-straight losses, having been outscored 10-1. Losers of 4-of-6, one of their wins was a 3-1 triumph over Centenary in Kerrville.

The strength of Schreiner seems to be goalkeeper Jordin Toso, who ranks fifth in the SCAC with a .763 save percentage and a 1.28 goals-against average.

Cailee Morgan leads the Mountaineers with seven goals on the season.

According to the Schreiner web site, injuries have hurt the Mountaineers, especially to the defensive back row towards the end of the season.


The Two Meetings

Centenary opened up home conference play in relative ease, grabbing a 3-0 win against Schreiner on Friday night, Sept. 23. Cunningham placed all four shots on goal, scoring a pair in the first half. Freshman Serena Gallegos scored the capper in the second half.

However, Schreiner got the win on its own field in the October meeting, 3-1


Next Up

The winner takes on the top-seeded and third-ranked Trinity at 11 a.m. in the SCAC Tournament Semifinals.