Gents Have an Exciting Finish on Friday
Saturday, October 4, 2008

SHREVEPORT – One of the most pressurized shots in soccer is the penalty kick, and sophomore Brian Hurlburt proved that to be wrong. Hurlburt’s PK in overtime helped lift the Centenary men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over IPFW on Friday night in Summit League play.


In the 30th minute, Kevin Crombie of IPFW (2-7-1, 0-2-0) scored the games first goal when he took pass from Max Touloute and headed the ball past a diving Rennie Walker. The match would go to halftime 1-0, but the Gents did get seven shots off during the opening period.


The second half belonged to Centenary (3-5-0, 1-1-0), as it had eight shots and held the Mastodons to two offensive opportunities. One of the Gents eight shots came from sophomore Dragan Hinic, who took a cross from 10 yards out to tie the game at one.


With Centenary pushing the ball early in overtime, Hurlburt took the ball inside 18 yards and looked for a shot, but an IPFW defender pushed him down. The foul resulted into the aforementioned penalty kick, which Hurlburt placed to the lower 90.


Offensively, junior Mo Assi had match-high four shots, two of which landed on goal, while Hurlburt followed with three shots. Leading IPFW was Liridon Qafleshi, Colin Helmrich and Cory Keitz, who each had two shots.


The Gents will be in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. when Central Arkansas comes to Shreveport.