Centenary Gents Tie Drury in Double Overtime
Saturday, September 18, 2004



Shreveport—The Centenary Gents came back from a one-goal deficit in the second half forcing two exciting overtimes, which resulted in a 1-1 tie with the Drury Panthers.

With a lot of back and forth action in the first half, Drury (2-2-1) was able to strike first with a left footed pass from Scott Deal to Spencer Smith who put it between the goal posts in 18th minute. The Gents sharp defensive line kept their shots to a minimum catching the Panthers offsides five times.

Minutes into the second half, senior Greg Clarke and Drury defender Matt McLaughlin collided competing for a header, which resulted in a 30-minute delay. Both players were escorted off the field by ambulance.

With the loss of their captain, the Gents fought hard for possession and drew a foul at the 75:16 mark. Senior Jack Goodloe quickly set up the free kick and evened the score with his first goal of the season. The tie continued for the remainder of the second half with Centenary obtaining a 10-4 shot advantage over the Panthers.

Going into overtime, both teams had equal opportunities to take the lead. Senior Jeffrey Krulin had a break away chance that went just wide and Centenary defender Ryan Nicholson stole a scoring opportunity from the Panthers running down a break away in the second overtime. With the sun beating down, both teams settled for a draw in a match that lasted two hours and forty minutes.

Centenary was plagued with injuries throughout the match. Senior Aaron Elrod and sophomore Faustino Leon were both unable to return after being involved in aggressive plays.

The Gents (1-3-1) will be on the road next weekend to compete in their first conference match against Oakland (3-1-1) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.