Gents Fall to Oakland, 4-1
Saturday, September 16, 2006

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Sam Robinson scored his first
collegiate goal Saturday

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Four first-half goals led Oakland University (2-5-0, 1-0-0 Mid-Con) to a 4-1 victory over the Centenary men’s soccer team (1-6-0, 0-1-0 Mid-Con) Saturday at Oakland Soccer Field.

The Grizzlies exploded for three goals in the opening 15 minutes of the contest, taking a 1-0 lead in the third minute when junior Adam Kliebert scored his first goal of the season. Kliebert’s shot from the right side of the Gents penalty box found the left corner of the net to give Oakland the early lead.

Just eight minutes following Kliebert’s opening goal, a cross by junior Nick Nelson found a cutting Jim Denk in the Centenary penalty area. Denk re-directed the cross into the net, increasing the lead to two goals in the 11th minute.

Freshman forward Stefan St. Louis and Nelson would add goals to give the Grizzlies a commanding four-goal lead after the first half.

Scoring the lone goal for the Gents was freshman midfielder Sam Robinson (Houston/Cy-Fair), who scored his first collegiate goal off a free kick in the 53rd minute.

Both sophomore Steve Clark and junior Josh Slaughter saw time in net for Oakland in the win, combining to make seven saves.

Centenary junior James Speed (Corpus Christi, Texas/King) made nine saves for the Gents in the loss.

Playing on back-to-back days for the second consecutive weekend, Centenary travels to the University of Detroit Sunday for a 11 a.m. game at Titan Field.