Ladies Down Western Illinois 3-2 in Overtime
Friday, October 15, 2004

MACOMB, Ill. – The Centenary women’s soccer team squandered an early two-goal lead, eventually defeating Western Illinois 3-2 in overtime.  The Ladies match their win total of 10 from last season as they push their conference record to 3-2.


            The Ladies (10-4-1, 3-2) jumped to an immediate lead as senior Mindi Levinski collected a pass from defender Jamila Smith, pushing the ball home 22 seconds into the match.  The goal was the quickest scored by Centenary this year, as freshman Tara Sageser scored the first goal of the season in the second minute of the first match.  Levinski assisted on the next goal for the Ladies, connecting with freshman Cori Dullnig from a corner kick less than five minutes later.


            Western Illinois (2-9-3, 0-4) forward Robyn Ruypers made sure to keep the Westerwinds in the match, scoring the next two goals and pushing the game into overtime.  Ruypers pulled the advantage from Centenary keeper Lindsey Stafford, scoring her first goal off a rebound from the netminder and beating her one-on-one for the tying goal.  Stafford finished the match with five saves.


            No stranger to overtime, the Ladies didn’t waste much time putting Western Illinois away.  Sageser, Centenary’s leading scorer, added to her numbers as she put the match away with her goal eight minutes into overtime. 


            Centenary faces Northern Illinois on the road on Sunday before returning home for their last conference match against IUPUI.