Hilsher Sets Record as Ladies Play Southern Miss to Scoreless Draw
Sunday, September 11, 2005

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Ali Hilsher

Rachel Alexander

SHREVEPORT – Sophomore keeper Ali Hilsher set the Centenary women’s soccer school record for saves in a game as the Ladies played visiting Southern Mississippi to a scoreless draw.  Hilsher grabbed a record 17 saves in the double-overtime tie, passing former record holder Heather Lindsey’s 16.


Hilsher collected five saves in the first half, eight in the second, and four in the second overtime period.  The Golden Eagles (3-0-1) outshot the Ladies 33-9, but for the second consecutive game the Ladies defense forced their opponent into taking long-range, low-percentage shots.


In another rough match for the Ladies (3-3-1), Southern Miss was whistled for 17 fouls and earned a pair of yellow cards.  Centenary finished the game with just 11 fouls, none in the extra frames.


Offensively, Rachel Alexander led the Ladies with four shots, but a stingy USM defense kept the ball out of their back third for most of the match.  Golden Eagle keeper Christina Duvall had five saves in the game.


Centenary will travel to Arkansas and Oklahoma the next two weekends after finishing their first homestand of the season 1-1-1.  The Ladies will face Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock this Friday and Sunday respectively before heading off to take on Mid-Continent Conference foe Oral Roberts and Tulsa next Friday and Saturday.