Ladies Advance to Semifinals in Indoor Tournament
Monday, March 19, 2007

Cori Dullnig scored in the
semifinals to tie the game

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals in this past weekend’s Centenary Indoor Tournament, played at the Sport Port Indoor Soccer Facility, in Shreveport.

Continuing to build both as a team and individually in the Spring season, Ladies head coach Chase Wooten praised the development of the team.

"We worked hard and the girls had some hard-fought wins. We certainly don’t train to be an indoor team and, since it’s such a different game than outdoor, we’re just glad we got to play and work together," Wooten said.

After winning their group in bracket play, the Ladies advanced to play the University of Central Arkansas in the tournament semifinals.

Already defeating Central Arkansas in group play, Centenary faced the Sugar Bears again in the semis. Falling behind to UCA early in the game, the Ladies were forced to play from behind for most of the game.

Showing tremendous effort, Centenary battled back to tie the game against the Sugar Bears when defender Cori Dullnig (San Antonio) scored to make the score 5-5 and send the game into overtime.

With the game going to penalties, the Ladies fell to Central Arkansas, 4-2, in the shootout, with goals scored by Brittany O’Neal (Nacogdoches) and Stefani Robbs (Dallas).

Central Arkansas eventually won the tournament title, defeating the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the finals by a score of 3-2.

Even though not winning the tournament, Wooten says his team took another step in the right direction this past weekend.

The Ladies continue the Spring season against Louisiana Tech, taking a three weeks off before facing the Lady Techsters April 12 in Ruston.