Gents Drop Drury, Pickard Nets Two
Thursday, October 2, 2003

Springfield, Mo.—The Centenary Gents visited Drury's Hutchens Field Thursday evening and came away with a 3-2 win in a physical contest in which 46 fouls were called. The win was the first of the year for the Gents who are now 1-8-1 while the Panthers continue to look for that elusive first win. Drury is now 0-10-0 on the year.

This evening the game was an evenly-played contest with the Panthers taking 12 shots to the Gents' 13 shots. Drury had 10 corner kicks to Centenary's six and in the foul department it was Drury that was called for 25 while Centenary was whistled for 21. But the most important statistic is goals scored and the Gents came out on top.

Centenary stunned Drury with a quick goal just a little more than three minutes into the game. Garret Pickard had a break away and popped one in from less than 10 yards out. However, it was not long before the Gents were whistled for a foul in their penalty area. Drury's Ian Shepherd tied the game at 1-1 with the Panthers' first goal off a penalty kick on the year. But unbelieveably the Gents' Pickard enjoyed another break away less than two minutes later to put Centenary back up, 2-1. That was the score at the half.

Centenary took a 3-1 lead about 10 minutes into the second stanza on a goal by Alexander Smith. Drury would add a goal late in the contest but could not score again as the Gents took the contest 3-2.