Ladies Soccer Finishes Runners-Up at Spring Tournament
Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bre Fletcher scored in the finals
to tie the game for Centenary

RUSTON, La. -- The Centenary women’s soccer team earned runner-up honors at the Spring tournament, played at Louisiana Tech University, over the weekend.

Playing seven players a side (7 v 7) in the modified tournament, the Ladies finished the weekend with a 4-2 record en route to earning second place.

Playing well thus far in the Spring season, the 4-2 record pleased head coach Chase Wooten.

"The team has worked very hard this Spring," Wooten said. "They are coming together as a team and finding ways to win."

Outscoring their opponents 24-6 on the weekend, Centenary started the tournament with a 2-1 record in bracket play.

In the quarterfinals, the Ladies faced Arkansas State, defeating the Lady Indians 6-0 and moving onto the semifinals of the 7-v-7 tournament.

Facing Louisiana-Monroe’s alumni team in the semifinals, Centenary continued its shutout streak by defeating the Warhawks by a 7-0 margin. Monroe’s alumni team had upset tournament hosts Louisiana Tech in the quarters prior to falling to the Ladies.

The stage was set to face the current team from Louisiana-Monroe in the finals and, after falling behind a goal to the Warhawks, Centenary tied the game off of a goal by senior Bre Fletcher (Schertz, Texas). Off of a free kick, Fletcher scored the equalizing goal to tie the game at 1-1.

Continuing the momentum for Centenary, sophomore defender Lauren Cheaney (Shreveport) made a run out of the back to tally the go-ahead goal for the Ladies.

The Ladies took a 2-1 lead into half.

In the second half, two late goals by Monroe, scored about a minute apart, led the Warhawks to a 3-2 win, taking the tournament title.

Allowing just six goals over the six games, the play of goalkeepers Ali Hilsher (Tulsa, Okla.) and Kate Donnelly (Seabrooke, Texas) was compliment by Wooten. In addition to the goalkeepers, Wooten was pleased with the all-around play of Brittany O’Neal (Nacogdoches, Texas) and Lauren Stanley (Mesquite, Texas) on the field.

"It was a very good start to our Spring and we are looking forward to playing in the Centenary Indoor Tournament this weekend," Wooten said.