Men's Soccer Prepares for Season Finale Monday
Sunday, October 29, 2006




Sam Robinson has two goals in the
last three games at Mayo Field

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary men’s soccer team (4-11-0, 2-4-0) prepares for its final game of the 2006 season, hosting Texas A&M International University (7-7-0) Monday at Mayo Field. The two teams kick off at 6 p.m.

Leading into Monday’s season finale, the Gents have a 2-1-0 record in their last three home games.

In the last three games, Centenary has been led by junior Aaron Volanski (Magnolia, Texas/Memphis) and freshman Stephen Rifai (Spring, Texas/Klein), who have combined for five of six goals scored and a total of 12 points.

Volanski leads the Gents with six goals and 13 points, standing seventh in the Mid-Continent Conference in points and sixth in goals scored. This season, Volanski has two game-winning goals, taking a team-leading 36 shots.

Rifai, a freshman forward, has two goals and five of his nine points this season in the last three home games. Taking 20 shots in 15 games this season, Rifai stands tied for eighth in the conference with four goals.

Also scoring multiple goals, freshman Sam Robinson (Houston/Cy-Fair) has two goals and four points to stand tied for third on the Gents in scoring this season.

In goal, junior James Speed (Corpus Christi, Texas/King) has a 2.62 goals-against average in 14 appearances this season, making 10 starts. Speed, 3-8-0, stands fifth in the Mid-Con with a 4.36 saves per game average and 61 saves this season.

Monday’s game celebrates the career of redshirt junior goalkeeper Donnie Henderson (Houston/Westfield), who will play his final game at Mayo Field. Redshirting his freshman season, started 15 games in 2005, making 115 saves with a 3.35 goals-against average. This season, Henderson has a 2.85 goals-against average in five starts, picking up one shutout and making 19 saves.

Texas A&M International is coming off a 2-1 victory over Montana State-Billings Thursday.

Playing in the Heartland Conference of NCAA Division II, the Dustdevils have won three of their last four games, averaging 1.50 goals per game during the four-game span.

Junior midfielder Raul Quinones leads the Dustdevils with 15 points this season, scoring seven goals with three game-winners. In TAMIU’s last contest, Quinones tallied one goal less than a minute before halftime.

Behind Quinones, junior Karl McGettrick has 14 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 13 games this season. From his forward position, McGettrick leads the Dustdevils with 20 shots.

In goal, junior Jonathan Callahan has a 2.50 goals-against average in nine appearances this season.

Admission to Monday’s season finale is free.