Ladies Shutout Grambling 3-0, Win Fourth Straight
Tuesday, October 5, 2004

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SHREVEPORT – The Centenary women’s soccer team was in total control in a 3-0 victory over visiting Grambling, bombarding the Lady Tigers with 31 shots on the night.  The Ladies spent most of the match in Grambling’s half of the field, allowing only two shots on goal and earning their sixth shutout of the season.


            Senior Mindi Levinski led the charge, logging 11 shots and scoring the Ladies’ first two goals.  She put Centenary on the board early, collecting a pass at the top of the box from sophomore Rebecca Swilley and blasting the ball into the upper left corner of the net.  Her second goal came on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute after freshman Tara Sageser was taken down right in front of the frame.


            On the other half of the pitch, Centenary’s defense kept Grambling from putting any kind of pressure on keepers Lindsey Stafford and Ali Hilsher, who combined for the shutout.  After missing four matches this season with a knee injury, senior Sarah Thompson is getting back into her groove and adding more depth to the backfield.  Along with Joanna Bunn, Heather Kasparek, Samantha Savage, and Jamila Smith, the Ladies defense held Grambling (8-6) to three shots, none from closer than 25 yards.  Centenary’s defense even added to the offensive onslaught as sophomore Rita Stevenson added the insurance goal on the 87th minute.


            Centenary (9-3-1, 2-1) returns to conference play as they face Oral Roberts, undefeated in Mid-Con action, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mayo field.  The Ladies faced the Golden Eagles twice last season, losing 2-1 in regular season play and falling in a shootout in the Mid-Con tournament.