Men's Soccer Travels to Oakland and Detroit
Thursday, September 14, 2006




Aaron Volanski has
two goals this season

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary men’s soccer team (1-5-0) travels to the state of Michigan for a pair of games against Oakland University (1-5-0) Saturday and the University of Detroit (2-2-0) Sunday.

Playing two nationally-ranked opponents in the past two weeks, including No. 1 SMU (NSCAA/Adidas) Tuesday, Centenary opens Mid-Continent Conference play Saturday against Oakland.

Leading the Gents in scoring after six games are juniors Aaron Volanski (Magnolia, Texas/Memphis) and Dustin Forward (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch), along with freshman Stephen Rifai (Spring, Texas/Klein), all with four points.

Volanski, among the team leaders in minutes played this season, has started all six games this season, taking 13 shots. Forward leads the team with two assists, scoring one goal from his defender position.

In goal, Donnie Henderson (Houston/Westfield) and James Speed (Corpus Christi, Texas/King) have started for the Gents this season, with Henderson leading the duo with five starts. Henderson has a 2.85 goals-against average and a .613 save percentage, averaging 3.80 save per game.

Picked as the preseason favorite in the Mid-Con, Oakland heads into this weekend with a 1-5-0 record. Despite the record, the Grizzlies have played a very tough schedule in 2006, facing three ranked opponents in their first six games, including games against perennial powers UCLA and St. John’s.

Leading Oakland in scoring after six games is junior Michael Reyes and sophomore Ian Daniel, both with a goal and two points.

Reyes, a forward, leads the team with six shots this season. Daniel has the lone game-winning goal for the Grizzlies, scoring in a 1-0 victory against Coastal Carolina Aug. 25.

Sophomore Steve Clark has started five games in goal this season, credited with a 1.60 goals-against average and a .733 save percentage.

Last season, Oakland defeated Centenary, 2-0, playing at Mayo Field, Oct 15, 2005.

Detroit heads into this weekend after splitting its games at the University of Buffalo Classic, facing Buffalo Sept. 1 and Canisius Sept. 3.

Having not played in almost two weeks, the Titans should be well rested heading into the weekend.

Junior forward Mark Djurovski leads Detroit in scoring, credited with seven points in four starts. His 16 shots leads the Titans this season, scoring three goals, including both game-winning goals for Detroit.

Senior Jason Massoglia stands second on the team in scoring, with one goal and two points.

Starting all four games, junior goalkeeper Sasha Boskovic has a 1.25 goals-against average and .667 save percentage. Averaging 2.50 save per game, Boskovic has two shutouts to his credit.