Ladies Return Home to host Arkansas-Little Rock
Friday, September 8, 2006

Freshman Stefani Robbs leads the
Mid-Con in points and goals

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Starting a series of four-straight home games, the Centenary women’s soccer team (2-3-0) hosts the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (1-2-0) Sunday at Mayo Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

After playing the last four contests on the road, Centenary returns to the friendly confines of Mayo Field. In Sunday’s game, the Ladies look to regroup after dropping their last three games, in which Centenary was outscored, 7-2.

Among the Mid-Continent Conference leaders in several offensive statistics, freshman Stefani Robbs (Dallas/R.L. Turner) leads Centenary with four goals and nine points. Robbs, a forward, leads the Mid-Con in points (9), goals (4), shots (15) and goals per game (0.80), starting all five games this season.

Just behind Robbs in shots with 13, junior Bre Fletcher (Schertz, Texas/Samuel Clemens) stands second on the Ladies in points with four on two goals. Fletcher stands in the top 10 in the Mid-Con in most offensive statistics.

Seniors Heather Kasparek (Broken Arrow, Okla./Union) and Lauren Mills (Austin, Texas/Bowie) also have multiple points for the Ladies, both with two points in five contests.

Leading the conference in saves (37) and saves per game (7.40), junior Ali Hilsher (Tulsa, Okla./Washington) has started all five games this season for Centenary. The junior goalkeeper has a 1.94 goals-against average and a .787 save percentage.

In their only home game at Mayo Field this season, the Ladies defeated Sam Houston State, 3-2, in overtime, Aug. 27.

Arkansas-Little Rock visits Southeast Louisiana Friday, prior to Sunday’s contest against Centenary.

The Trojans head into this weekend having lost their last game to Belmont, 2-0, Sept. 1. This season UALR has outscored its opponents 9-3, averaging 3.00 goals per game.

Leading the Trojans in scoring are sophomores Jessica Beaver and Alisa Spitali. Both strikers, Beaver and Spitali are tied for the team lead with three goals and six points. Beaver leads UALR with nine shots in three starts.

Third on the team in points is freshman Grace Rich, who has two goals and four points in three starts this season.

Starting all three games in goal, senior Ashley Boccarossa has a 1.36 goals-against average and a .625 save percentage.

In last season’s contest between the two schools, played Sept. 18 in Little Rock, Centenary won a hard-fought 1-0 decision over UALR, with Hilsher making nine saves for the shutout.