Second Half Goals Secure Win, Ladies Off to 5-0 Start
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
SHREVEPORT-Two second-half goals scored by sophomores Chelsea Granger and Katie Valdez secure a 2-0 win for the Centenary women's soccer team over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday evening at Mayo Field.

The Ladies (5-0-0) have now won five straight games to open up the season with a 5-0 record for the first time since the 1997 season.

In the first 45 minutes of play, the score remained 0-0 as Centenary put up 13 shots to Mississippi Valley's five.

With less than a minute into the second half, the Ladies broke the game open with an unassisted shot by Granger on a break away that reached the left side netting to give Centenary a 1-0 advantage.

The Ladies had other opportunities throughout the half to increase their lead, but several shots fell just wide of the goal or were saved in goal by Devilette keeper Pam Johnston.

The biggest opportunity came at the 76-minute mark when Centenary put up four straight shots, two of which were on goal, but saved.

Under four minutes to go in the game, Valdez netted her fourth goal of the season on a shot that reached the right side netting, givng the Ladies a 2-0 lead.

Centenary tallied 32 total shots, led by Valdez with eight and freshman Morgan Ulliman with five. Granger put up three shots, all of which were on goal. The Devilettes had eight shots on the game.

Sophomore Ladies keeper Deb Hill was in goal all 90 minutes with five saves, while Johnston tallied 14 saves for Mississippi Valley. 

Centenary will travel to in-state rival Louisiana Tech on Friday for a 5:00 p.m. start.