Soccer Ends Regular Season, Cross Country Starts Postseason
Thursday, October 30, 2008

SHREVEPORT – Three of Centenary’s athletics teams will host home events this weekend, beginning with women’s soccer on Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s action will begin bright and early, as the cross country teams will host The Summit League Championship at 10 a.m., while the men’s soccer team will cap the night off at 7 p.m. Ladies soccer will conclude the weekend and their season on Sunday at 11 a.m. with a match against IUPUI.    


Women’s soccer


IPFW will be the Ladies first opponent this weekend, as Centenary looks to end its six-game slid. The Ladies will also honor three seniors on Friday evening, with Tracy Apgar, Ashley Caldarola and Michael Anne Wheeler playing their second to last game on Mayo Field.


Sunday’s match against IUPUI was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but was moved to 11 a.m. due to the Jaguars travel back to Indianapolis. The Ladies will look for freshman Katie Valdez to lead the offensive and keepers Deb Hill and Kate Donnelly to anchor the defense.


Cross Country


The Summit League will visit Shreveport Saturday morning for the cross country championship on The Disc Golf Course at Clyde Fant Parkway. The women will begin their race at 10 a.m. and the men will follow at 11 a.m.


Last season Michael Haydel was the top finisher for the Gents, as he place 44th, while Adam Nerio was behind him in 50th. The Ladies, meanwhile, were led by Natalie Holcomb, who was in 52nd place.


Men’s Soccer


The Gents, who were eliminated from postseason contention last Friday, will now just play upset maker on Saturday night against UMKC. The Kangaroos are a half game behind Oakland for the No. 1 seed, and will close out the regular season with a trip to Rochester, Mich., on Nov. 8.


Finishing their career for the Gents will be Ed Behrens, Gabe Silvas and Will Todd, who will be honored at the conclusion the match. The trio has played in a combined 118 matches and has scored three goals and dished off six assists.