Centenary Men's Soccer Releases 2007 Schedule
Tuesday, May 29, 2007




The Gents open up their
first season in the Summit League

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary men’s soccer team releases its schedule for the 2007 season, announced by head coach Eric Mayo Tuesday.

The 2007 schedule is highlighted by five games against teams from Conference USA, which includes contests against UAB (Sept. 9), SMU (Sept. 20) and Tulsa (Oct. 25).

Finishing No. 11 in the final national poll (NSCAA/Adidas), the Sept. 20th game against SMU in Dallas may be the toughest test for the Gents in 2007, as the Mustangs rank amongst the national soccer powerhouses annually and ended last season with a 17-2-4 record. SMU took the top spot in the national polls seven times last season.

Five home games at Mayo Field are included in the 2007 schedule, which is set to begin with a 7 p.m. exhibition against Northeastern Oklahoma Aug. 18.

The Gents play two additional exhibition games, both on the road, against Tyler Junior College (Aug. 22) and LeTourneau (Aug. 25).

The 2007 regular season begins in Conway, Ark. against Central Arkansas Aug. 31, followed by a game the following day in Springfield, Mo. against Missouri State at 7 p.m.

After a trip to Birmingham, Ala. to face UAB (Sept. 9), the Gents open up the regular season home schedule against Belhaven Sept. 12.

The Gents then hit the road for a weekend tournament in Bowling Green, Ky. Sept. 14-16.

Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Centenary faces WKU Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., concluding the tournament with a noon game against Marhsall Sept. 16.

Following the Sept. 20th game at SMU, the Gents return to Mayo Field to begin Summit League play against IUPUI Sept. 23.

Play in September is wrapped up with a game at Memphis Sept. 29.

Centenary travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. to face IPFW Oct. 5, hosting Oakland and Oral Roberts in league play Oct. 13 and Oct. 19, respectively. The Oct. 19th contest against Oral Roberts will be the final home game for the Gents in the 2007 season.

Road games against Tulsa (Oct. 25), Western Illinois (Oct. 27) and UMKC (Nov. 3) conclude the 2007 regular season schedule.

Centenary looks to qualify for the inaugural Summit League Championships, played Nov. 16-18.

2007 Schedule

Date

Day

Opponent

Time

Aug. 18

Saturday

Northeastern Oklahoma (Exh.)

7 p.m.

Aug. 22

Wednesday

at Tyler JC (Exh.)

7 p.m.

Aug. 25

Saturday

at LeTourneau (Exh.)

7 p.m.

Aug. 31

Friday

at Central Arkansas

 

Sept. 1

Saturday

at Missouri State

7 p.m.

Sept. 9

Sunday

at UAB

1 p.m.

Sept. 12

Wednesday

Belhaven

6 p.m.

Sept. 14

Friday

at Western Kentucky

7 p.m.

Sept. 16

Sunday

vs. Marshall

Noon

Sept. 20

Thursday

at SMU

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23

Sunday

IUPUI*

1 p.m.

Sept. 29

Saturday

at Memphis

7 p.m.

Oct. 5

Friday

at IPFW*

7 p.m.

Oct. 13

Saturday

Oakland*

1 p.m.

Oct. 19

Friday

Oral Roberts*

7 p.m.

Oct. 25

Thursday

at Tulsa

7 p.m.

Oct. 27

Saturday

at Western Illinois*

2 p.m.

Nov. 3

Saturday

at UMKC*

1 p.m.

Nov. 16-18

Fri. – Sat.

Summit League Championships

 

Home Games in bold

* - Summit League Games