Ladies Open Mid-Con Play this Weekend
Wednesday, September 13, 2006




Bre Fletcher had an assist
against IUPUI last season

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Opening Mid-Continent Conference play and continuing a four-game homestand, the Centenary women’s soccer team (2-5-0) hosts IUPUI (3-2-1) Friday and Arkansas State (0-6-0) Sunday at Mayo Field.

In Friday’s game, Centenary looks for a repeat of last season’s performance against IUPUI, in which the Ladies defeated the Jaguars, 1-0, Oct. 9, 2005 in Indianapolis.

Starting the last four games, junior forward Bre Fletcher (Schertz, Texas/Samuel Clemens) has two goals and four points this season, taking 13 shots in seven games. In last season’s game against IUPUI, Fletcher assisted on the lone and game-winning goal for the Ladies.

Starting all seven games on defense and leading Centenary in minutes played are defenders Cori Dullnig (San Antonio/Clark) and Joanna Bunn (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus). The defenders lead the Ladies in minutes played with 644 and 620, respectively.

Leading the Mid-Con in saves (49) and saves per game (7.00), junior Ali Hilsher (Tulsa, Okla./Washington) has started all seven games this season. In last season’s game against IUPUI, Hilsher made 10 saves for the shutout victory. This season, the junior has a 1.80 goals-against average and a .803 save percentage.

IUPUI captured a 3-0 win over South Dakota State in its last game, played Sept. 10 in Fargo, N.D.

Scoring goals for the Jaguars in the win was junior Angie Pilat and freshman Katrina McCrory, who combined for six of the 18 shots taken by IUPUI.

Pilat leads the Jaguars with three goals, six points, and 19 shots. McCrory stands second on the team with four points, scoring two goals.

Earning Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week, freshman goalkeeper Jamie Farrell has a 0.40 goals-against average and .947 save percentage in four appearances this season. Farrell has a 3-0-0 record with one shutout to her credit. Making five starts this season and also seeing time in net, senior goalkeeper Jessie Mann has a 1.34 goals-against average and a .800 save percentage.

As a team, IUPUI has outscored its opponents, 8-6, in six games.

Arkansas State has yet to capture a win in the 2006 season, falling to Tennessee-Martin in double-overtime Sunday.

Outscored by opponents, 16-4, Arkansas State is led in scoring by sophomore Markie McRae. In six games, McRae has three of the four goals this season for the Indians, leading the team with 10 shots.

Freshman Jessie Zingo has a goal and two points in six starts.

With all three goalkeepers seeing time this season, junior Kelly Goodman leads the goalkeeping core in minutes, credited with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .667 save percentage.

Prior to Sunday’s game, Arkansas State visits Louisiana Tech, in Ruston, La., Friday.