Ladies Fall at Mid-Con Tourney in Overtime Shootout
Friday, November 7, 2003

Tulsa, Okla.—The Centenary Ladies fell in an overtime shootout to Oral Roberts, 1-1, (4-1 shootout) in their first-ever Mid-Continent Conference Tournament appearance on Friday evening. Keeper Lindsey Stafford collected 13 saves in the match, the second highest total in tournament history.

Oral Roberts controlled the game offensively for most of the night but could not break through on a determined Centenary defense. Finally in the 75th minute, the Golden Eagles posted a goal as a result of Stafford being screened from the play by one of her own players.

Centenary stayed within striking distance and Heather Kasparek earned a corner kick with just under 30 seconds left in the match. The Ladies quickly scrambled to get in place and Mindi Levinski sent her pass into the crowded box where Rebecca Weise tied the game on a diving header with 14 seconds remaining.

The match remained tied through both overtime periods and the teams lined up for a shootout to determine who would move on in the tournament. Oral Roberts converted on all four of their attempts to advance to the championship match as the Ladies managed only one score.

Levinski and Stafford were named to the All-Tournament Team as a result of their efforts on the evening. Levinski and Sam Savage were selected first team All-Conference, while Rebecca Swilley earned second team honors for their play over the entire season.