Soaking Wet Gents Blanked 4-0 by UMKC
Sunday, October 31, 2004



TULSA, Okla.- With the rain pouring down, the Gents fought hard for a Mid-Continent Conference postseason bid, but fell 4-0 to UMKC. Centenary played in their second conference match of the weekend against UMKC on Sunday afternoon at Oral Roberts.

 

The match was deadlocked for the first 20 minutes with neither team having a discernable advantage until Gents keeper Ransone Rose slide tackled an advancing UMKC player in the box, forcing a penalty kick.  The Kangaroos’ Brain Garcia was able to push it past Rose for the first goal of the afternoon.

 

Minutes later, the Kangaroos scored again as Kyle Perkins controlled an attempted Centenary defensive clear putting the ball home at the 30:19 mark. In the Gents effort to regroup and intensify their defense, junior Ryan Nicholson received his first red card of the year after colliding with Kangaroo player.

Playing the rest of the match a man down, the Gents were unable to score a goal of their own. The Kangaroos slammed the door with two more goals in the 37th and the 76th minutes to solidify a bid to the Mid-Con tournament in November.

The Centenary Gents (4-8-2, 0-4-1) will travel to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI (9-6-1, 1-3-1) in their final match of the season on Saturday at 2 p.m.