Ladies Net Third Straight Win
Friday, September 4, 2009
SHREVEPORT-A balanced effort by the Centenary women's soccer team led to a 4-0 win over Prairie View A&M on Thursday evening at Mayo Field.

Centenary (3-0) had four Ladies in the scoring column as it won its third consecutive game this season.

Senior Lauren Cheaney found the left side of the net on a header shot from an assist by sophomore Katie Valdez at the 10-minute mark to give the Ladies a 1-0 lead. The score remained a one-point advantage heading into halftime.

Centenary managed to hold Prairie View A&M to just six shots in the first half, while firing 15 of its own in the first 45 minutes.

The Ladies scored their second goal 14 minutes into the second half when freshman Hisa Turner found classmate Courtney Morris at the top of the 18 mark. The goal marked the third of the season for newcomer Morris.

Breaking the game open with her first goal of the season was Valdez on an unassisted free kick at the 71-minute mark to give the Ladies a 3-0 lead. Securing Centenary's win was freshman Allison Rucinski as she netted her third ball of her short collegiate career off an assist by freshman Logan Cathcart with nine minutes remaining in the game.

Goal keepers senior Kate Donnelly and sophomore Deb Hill combined for six saves as Panthers' keeper Jessica Garcia posted 11 saves on the evening.

As a team, Centenary had 28 shots, 13 of which came in the final half. Prairie View A&M had a total of 12 and six in the last 45 minutes of play.

"We are starting to score goals and having much better effort in goal. I feel like we are developing composure and improving every night," said head coach Chase Wooten.

"As we continue to work on playing together and our young ones get acclimated to the speed of the game, we will just get better. We are having great effort from our rookies who are leading the way for us thus far."

Centenary will be back in action on Sunday when it host UT-Brownsville at 11 a.m. at Mayo Field.