Hilsher Ties Saves Record in Ladies Loss
Friday, October 14, 2005

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Ali Hilsher

Michael Anne Wheeler

Sam Savage

Bre Fletcher

SHREVEPORT – Centenary keeper Ali Hilsher tied her own school record for saves in a game with 17, but it wasn’t enough as the Ladies fell to visiting Western Illinois 5-1. 


Hilsher previously set the saves mark in a scoreless double-overtime draw against Southern Miss.  Her 17 saves against the Westerwinds are the most for a 90 minute game.  With four games remaining, Hilsher needs just eight more saves to tie the single season record of 118, set last year by Lindsey Stafford.


The Westerwinds(6-3-3, 2-1-1 Mid-Con) outshot Centenary 39-7, including 20-4 in the first half, but only managed one goal against the Ladies going into overtime.  Hilsher saved a free kick by Ashley Hoch from just outside the box, but was unable to keep control of the ball to allow Kim Schuneman to mop up and score in the 13th minute.


Western Illinois would add four more goals in the second half, including one with less than a minute to play, to seal the victory.  Hoch added a pair of goals to her performance while Bess Rapp and Tara Gallagher each scored as well.


Michael Anne Wheeler notched the lone goal for the Ladies (5-9-1, 1-3-0 Mid-Con), the first of her collegiate career.  Wheeler launched a shot from the top of the box past WIU keeper Loes Geurts in the 80th minute.  Bre Fletcher and Sam Savage assisted on the goal.


Centenary stays home to host Stephen F. Austin in non-conference action on Sunday at 1 p.m.