Ladies Fall to Monroe, 3-0
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

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Kate Donnelly saw her first
action in her collegiate career

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s soccer team (2-5-0) dropped its game Tuesday, falling to the University of Louisiana at Monroe (3-3-1), 3-0, at Mayo Field.

A goal by Monroe sophomore Kendra O’Leary late in the first half proved to be the deciding goal in the shutout win for the Warhawks.

O’Leary’s long, 30-yard shot went over the outstretched hands of Centenary goalkeeper Ali Hilsher (Tulsa, Okla./Washington) and into the left corner of the net just before the end of the first half. The goal, O’Leary’s first of the season, dipped prior to falling into the net in the 43rd minute.

In the second half, Monroe freshman and leading scorer Sara Islas broke through a pair of Centenary defenders and drove at the Ladies net. Attacking the right side of the Centenary goal, Islas shot towards the near post beat freshman Kate Donnelly (Seabrooke, Texas/Clear Lake), who was making her first-career appearance. Scoring in the 62nd minute, the goal was Islas fourth of the season.

Islas had a hand in the third and final goal for the Warhawks, playing a through ball to a cutting Allison Matson, who place a shot to the back post from the right side of the Centenary penalty box.

Centenary continued to attack the Warhawk defense, but failed to score a goal on the evening.

Freshmen Mallory George and Christine Ellis combined for the shutout for Monroe. Hilsher and Donnelly combined for nine saves in the loss.

The Ladies look for a better result in their next contest, as Centenary opens Mid-Continent Conference play Friday, hosting IUPUI at Mayo Field at 7 p.m.