Gents Downed 4-1 at UMKC
Saturday, October 24, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Centenary men's soccer team couldn't overcome four goals by UMKC as it falls, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon in Summit League play.

The Gents (3-12-1, 1-4-0 Summit) battled preseason league favorite, UMKC, as they put up 13 shots to the Kangaroos' 12.

With just under two minutes into the match, UMKC netted goal on a ball that reached David Sarabia from Bryan Perez. Sarabia went one-on-one with junior keeper Rennie Walker to put the Kangaroos up 1-0.

At the 24:42 mark, John Bayron Sosa extended UMKCs lead to two when Sarabia sent off a pass that was tapped into the bottom right corner for goal.

Down 2-0, Centenary finished the first half having put up four shots, though none would find the back of the net.

Within three minutes of one another, three late goals were scored in the final half of play. Perez scored on a free kick at 76:56, followed by a shot by Kangaroo teammate Tom Black that was tapped in after freshman keeper Robbie Ramirez dove for the attempt.

Sophomore Marcos Rodriguez wouldn't allow the Gents to leave Kansas City without making a late run. The midfielder reached the net on a shot into the upper left hand corner past an extended goal keeper.

Despite the late goal, the Gents fell down early and weren't able to recover.

Sophomore assist leader, John McHugh led Centenary with four shots, three of which were on goal. Junior Josh Gomillion had three shots, one on goal, while Rodriguez had two on goal.

Walker played the first half, making two saves, while Ramirez made one save in the second half.

Centenary will head to North Carolina State in a mid-week, non conference match on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.