Women's Soccer Visits Oakland for Mid-Con Game
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Stanley has goals in
two of the last three games

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s soccer team (4-8-0, 0-2-0) travels to Rochester, Mich. to face Oakland University (3-9-0, 0-1-0) in a Mid-Continent Conference game Friday at Oakland Soccer Field. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

Centenary enters Friday’s contest with the Golden Grizzlies after more than a week off from game competition. In their last game, played Sept. 27 at Mayo Field, the Ladies captured a 2-1 win over Louisiana Tech, benefitting from a late goal by freshman Stefani Robbs (Dallas/R.L. Turner).

Robbs, a forward, leads the Mid-Con in points per game (1.22), goals (5) and goals per game (0.56), among the conference leaders with two game-winning goals. Standing second on the Ladies with 19 shots, Robbs averages 2.11 shots per game in nine appearances.

Also contributing offensively, junior Bre Fletcher (Schertz, Texas/Samuel Clemens) and sophomore Lauren Stanley (Mesquite, Texas/Poteet) stand second and third in scoring, respectively. Fletcher has two goals and two assists for six points, standing among the conference leaders in assists. Stanley has goals in two of the last three games for the Ladies, registering four points in 12 starts this season.

Fifth among conference goalkeepers in both goals-against average (1.70) and save percentage (.784), junior Ali Hilsher (Tulsa, Okla./Washington) has started all 12 games in net, with one shutout to her credit. Hilsher leads the Mid-Con in saves this season (69), standing second in the conference in saves per game (5.75).

As a team, Centenary averages 10.33 shots per game.

Oakland enters Friday’s game with the Ladies on a three-game losing streak, dropping a 2-1 decision to Mid-Con leaders Valparaiso Sunday.

Scoring in the Golden Grizzlies last contest and leading the team in scoring, junior Kristi Tomczyk has four goals and nine points in 11 games. Averaging 2.45 shots per game, Tomczyk stands among the conference leaders in both goals and points.

Right behind Tomczyk in scoring, sophomore Kristi Evans has two of Oakland’s three game-winning goals this season. In 11 starts, Evans has four goals and eight points, taking 14 shots.

In goal, sophomore Kim Herbst has a 3-7-0 record in 11 appearances. Herbst has a 2.64 goals-against average and a .693 save percentage, averaging over five saves per appearance to stand among the Mid-Con leaders in saves per game (5.55).

Last season, Oakland earned a 4-0 victory over the Ladies, played Oct. 28, 2005, at Mayo Field. The win propelled the Golden Grizzlies to the 2005 Mid-Con regular season championship.