Centenary Women Defeat Troy State 2-0 in Grambling Tournament
Friday, September 3, 2004


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Nicholls State vs Centenary Box Score

RUSTON— Centenary women’s soccer team continued their winning ways, topping Troy State in their first match in the Grambling Tournament. The Ladies (2-0-0) overcame a slow first half to defeat the Trojans (0-2-1) 2-0.

The first half of the contest was even, with neither side fully dominating the match. Although both teams had quality scoring opportunities, nothing materialized and they entered the break in a scoreless tie.

The Ladies came out extremely aggressive in the second half, dominating possession and keeping the ball in Trojan territory. Centenary took advantage as Senior Mindi Levinski slipped the ball through Troy State’s defense, where sophomore Rebecca Swilley finished into the back of the net in the 57th minute.

Centenary added to their lead seven minutes later as freshman Tara Sageser collected a misplay by the Trojan keeper, dribbled around the confused defense, and tapped the ball home. The goal was her second in as many collegiate appearances.

Junior keeper Lindsay Stafford recorded her second consecutive shutout, and has not allowed a goal this season. Centenary’s defense kept Stafford out of trouble, only allowing two shots on goal the entire match.

Centenary’s next opponent in the tournament is Nicholls State, who lost to host Grambling 2-1.

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