2004-05 Women's Soccer News
November 5, 2004
Valparaiso vs Centenary (Nov 05, 2004)
November 5, 2004
Centenary Cumulative Season Statistics
October 31, 2004
McNeese State vs Centenary (Oct 31, 2004)
October 22, 2004
IUPUI vs Centenary (Oct 22, 2004)
October 17, 2004
Centenary vs Northern Illinois (Oct 17, 2004)
October 15, 2004
Centenary vs Western Illinois (Oct 15, 2004)
October 13, 2004
Oral Roberts vs Centenary (Oct 13, 2004)
October 5, 2004
Grambling State vs Centenary (Oct 05, 2004)
October 3, 2004
Arkansas-Little Rock vs Centenary (Oct 03, 2004)
October 1, 2004
Files associated with this release: Valpo vs. Centenary Box Score Shreveport —After jumping to an early lead, the Centenary women’s soccer team held off visiting Valparaiso (3-5-1, 0-2) for their second win in the Mid-Continent Conference. The win moves the Ladies to 2-1 and second place in conference play, momentarily separating them from a logjam of 1-1 teams. The Ladies managed only two shots on goal in the match, but their first was all they needed as sophomore Rebecca Swilley scored in the 16th minute. Senior Kylie Garrett started the play off with a cross to Swilley, who slipped past the defense and found herself one-on-one with the Crusaders’ goaltender. After a bit of fancy footwork, she lofted the ball over the keeper’s head, just past a diving Valparaiso defender. The goal was Swilley’s third game-winner of the season. Ladies keeper Lindsey Stafford picked up her fifth shutout of the year, hauling in five saves in the process. She has given up only 10 goals in as many matches this season. Centenary (7-3-1, 2-1) hosts Arkansas-Little Rock in the third of their six-match homestand, Sunday, October 3, at 1:00 pm at Mayo Field. The Ladies suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Trojans last season. Valparaiso vs Centenary (Oct 01, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 28, 2004
Files associated with this release: LaTech vs. Centenary Box Score Shreveport —The Centenary women’s soccer team ended their three-match losing streak in a dominating fashion, shutting out visiting Louisiana Tech 4-0. After scoring only one goal in their last three matches, the Ladies responded by outshooting the Lady Techsters 42-1 and not allowing a shot on goal. The Ladies (6-3-1,1-1) jumped on the board early as freshman Bre Fletcher scored her first collegiate goal in the 16th minute. After surviving a barrage of shots by Centenary’s offense, Lady Techster keeper Jade Berbert mishandled a bending shot by Fletcher from 18 yards out. Louisiana Tech (0-6) managed to enter the break trailing by one goal despite facing 22 first half attempts by the Ladies. Berbert played solidly between the pipes, making several spectacular saves, finishing with 21 on the night. Ladies goalkeeper Lindsey Stafford earned her fourth shutout of the year despite not recording a save. Centenary dominated possession in the second half as freshman Tara Sageser scored her team high seventh goal of the season. After maneuvering through the Louisiana Tech defense, she blasted a shot across the box, banking it against the far post as it fell past the diving keeper. Despite having a comfortable two goal lead, the Ladies remained persistent, scoring on a rebound shot by senior Mindi Levinski in the 71st minute and again in the 84th minute by freshman Rachel Alexander . The goal was the third of the year for Levinski and the first for Alexander. The Ladies continue their homestand Friday as they host conference foe Valparaiso. Centenary played the Crusaders to a 1-1 draw last season, their first in the Mid-Continent Conference. Louisiana Tech vs Centenary (Sep 28, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 25, 2004
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Centenary women’s soccer team lost their third consecutive match of the season, 8-0 to UC-Riverside. The loss marks the end of an eight-match road streak in which the Ladies finished 4-3-1. The Highlanders (8-0-0) dominated the pace of the match, out-shooting Centenary 27-5 and facing only one shot on goal. Junior keeper Lindsay Stafford surrendered five of the UCR goals before giving way to freshman Ali Hilsher in the 59th minute. The loss is the second shutout of the year against the Ladies (5-3-1, 1-1), who were unable to find any sort of offensive groove. Centenary was forced to play without senior Mindi Levinksi after she was ejected from Thursday’s match against Southern Utah. Freshman leading scorer Tara Sageser was held scoreless for only the second time this season. The Ladies (5-3-1, 1-1) return home to begin a much-deserved six-match homestand, hosting Louisiana Tech on Tuesday. Centenary has not played a home contest since August 29th. Centenary vs UC Riverside (Sep 25, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 23, 2004
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Centenary women’s soccer team dropped their first conference match, 0-1, at Southern Utah. The loss is the second straight for the Ladies (5-2-1, 1-1), while the victory moves the Thunderbirds (3-5-0, 2-0) into first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings. Southern Utah took the lead in the 33rd minute as Sarah Sillitoe drilled a free kick from 30 yards out past Centenary keeper Lindsay Stafford . The Ladies failed to respond despite equaling the Thunderbirds shots on goal, and more than tripling their corner kicks, 10-3. Centenary was also forced to play a man down for over 20 minutes after senior Mindi Levinski was issued a red card in the 69th minute. The shutout loss was the first this season for Centenary and also marked the first scoreless match for leading scorer Tara Sageser , who tallied a game high five shots. Despite earning the loss, Stafford collected five saves while facing 15 shots on the day. Centenary will stay in Cedar City to face UC-Riverside on Saturday before heading home for a six game home stand. Centenary vs Southern Utah (Sep 23, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 19, 2004
DETROIT – The Centenary women’s soccer team suffered their first defeat of the season, falling on the road to Detroit, 6-1. After entering the break even at one apiece, the Titans went on a second half tear, putting the game away with five unanswered goals. The five-goal differential was by far the largest discrepancy for the Ladies (5-1-1, 1-0) this year, with freshman keeper Ali Hilsher getting her first collegiate start in goal. Centenary’s lone goal came from fellow freshman Tara Sageser , who kept her season-long scoring streak alive, tying the game in the 18th minute off a penalty kick. Detroit’s Mary Parker recorded her second consecutive hat trick, scoring three goals as the Titans (4-3-1) out-shot the Ladies 16-8. Shelly Piccirillo added two assists and a goal of her own. Centenary travels again this Thursday to face Mid-Con opponent Southern Utah, then matches up against UC-Riverside in Cedar City on Saturday. -30- Centenary vs DETROIT (Sep 19, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 17, 2004
Files associated with this release: Centenary vs Oakland (Sep 17, 2004) Rochester, Mich. —The Centenary Ladies soccer team remained unbeaten through its first six games by besting the defending Mid-Continent Conference Champion Oakland Golden Grizzlies 1-0 in overtime on Friday evening. The overtime match was the fourth consecutive for the Ladies who now sit atop the Mid-Con standings. Centenary (5-0-1, 1-0 Mid-Con) received an outstanding game from keeper Lindsey Stafford . The junior recorded 11 saves in the match to keep the Ladies within striking distance despite being outshot on the day 21-11. Both teams had numerous chances to score as the Ladies placed six of their 10 shots in regulation on goal. Oakland (2-4, 0-1 Mid-Con) targeted ten of their first 19 shots accurately only to see Stafford thwart every attempt including a header from close range by OU’s Kristi Mitchell. Centenary, already battle-tested in overtime, wasted no time ending the contest. Less than three minutes into the extra time, Tara Sageser found Rita Coolidge and the senior laced her shot into the back of the net. The goal was the first of the season for Coolidge and the assist extended Sageser’s scoring streak to six matches. The freshman has tallied a goal or an assist in every collegiate outing of her short career. The Ladies will stay in Michigan to take on Detroit on Sunday at 11 a.m.   -30- Centenary vs Oakland (Sep 17, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 12, 2004
Files associated with this release: Centenary vs Stephen F Austin Box Score Nacogdoches, Tex.- The Centenary Ladies continued their impressive start to the 2004 season with a 1-1 tie on the road against Stephen F. Austin. It was the third consecutive overtime match for Centenary, matching their total from a year ago. Freshman Tara Sageser added to her season long scoring streak in the 60th minute, collecting a pass from Senior Mindi Levinski five yards out and pushing the ball home. Levinski’s assist moves her into second place all-time in Centenary history. The Ladies defense provided another strong outing, facing a barrage of shots by an aggressive Ladyjack offense. Junior keeper Lindsey Stafford was solid between the pipes, collecting eight saves on the day. Centenary (4-0-1) travels this weekend for their first Mid-Continent Conference match Friday against defending champion Oakland, followed by a first-ever meeting with Detroit on Sunday. -30- Centenary vs Stephen F Austin (Sep 12, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
September 10, 2004
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September 5, 2004
Files associated with this release: Nicholls State vs Centenary Box Score RUSTON – The Centenary women’s soccer team continued their winning ways, defeating Nicholls State 3-2 in overtime, sweeping their competition in the Grambling Tournament. The match was filled with back-and-forth action, with both squads having several scoring opportunities. Nicholls State (0-4-0) struck first, scoring in the 25th minute. The Lady Colonel’s Lynn Simmons collected a misplayed ball by Centenary’s defense and tapped the ball past keeper Lindsey Stafford . The goal was the first allowed by Stafford this season. The Ladies responded aggressively, attacking Nicholls State’s defense and scoring in the 38th minute on a Mindi Levinski penalty kick. Levinski started the play as she fed a streaking Rebecca Swilley deep towards the goal. Swilley drew the penalty in the far right side of the box and Levinski pushed the ball into the same corner past the diving Nicholls State keeper. Both teams continued to play evenly through the majority of the second half, with Nicholls State finally taking advantage with a penalty kick goal of their own in the 77th minute. Centenary was whistled for a foul at the top of their box and Tori Priddy took advantage by lofting her shot over Stafford on the ensuing kick. Centenary (3-0-0) didn’t give up though, and answered with a goal less than a minute later. Samantha Savage scored her first goal of the year, collecting a pass from Rita Coolidge in front of the net, and blasting the ball through the frame. Overtime ended almost as quickly as it began, as Swilley refused to go home empty handed. She collected a long pass from Tara Sageser , eluded both a Lady Colonel defender and keeper, and put the ball away for her second consecutive game-winning goal. Sageser’s assist ensured that the freshman had scored in all three of her collegiate appearances. The Ladies travel to Northwestern State on Friday and to Stephen F.
September 3, 2004
Files associated with this release: 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. -30- Troy State vs Centenary (Sep 03, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule
August 29, 2004
Files associated with this release: Arkansas State vs Centenary Box Score Shreveport —The Centenary women’s soccer team won their season opener 3-0, shutting out visiting Arkansas State Sunday afternoon. The Ladies were aggressive early, scoring almost immediately. Freshman forward Tara Sageser made a strong impression in her first collegiate match, scoring her first career goal, the game winner in the second minute. She led all players with six shots and three points on the day. Senior Mindi Levinski , a first-team all Mid-Continent Conference player in 2003, gave Centenary a cushion goal in the 55th minute. Her loft on a free kick from the top left side of the box sailed over the head of the Lady Indians keeper. Sophomore Rebecca Swilley added the insurance goal just under 10 minutes later, collecting a pass from Sageser in front of the goal and pushing it into the back of the net. Junior goalkeeper Lindsey Stafford led Centenary’s defense, collecting 10 saves and posting her first shutout of the season. The Ladies strong defensive presence forced Arkansas State to consistently take low-percentage shots from a distance. The Ladies are on the road this weekend as they take on Troy State in the Grambling tournament on Friday.   -30- Arkansas State vs Centenary (Aug 29, 2004) < < Return to Ladies Soccer schedule