Impressive Showing for the Gents Leads to Another 1-1 Double-Overtime Draw
Sunday, October 3, 2010
SHREVEPORT-For the second time in as many tries, the Centenary men's soccer would finish with a 1-1 double-overtime draw, this time against Summit League foe, Western Illinois on Saturday evening on Mayo Field.

The Gents (0-4-2, 0-0-2 Summit) surprisingly are still searching for their first win of the season, despite recording solid games against strong league opponents the last two times out.

Centenary showcased impressive play from the entire field, including several key saves late in goal by senior keeper Rennie Walker. With 10 minutes to play in regulation, Walker stepped up and delivered two diving saves to send the game into overtime.

The Gents went up 1-0 when junior Marcos Rodriguez recorded his first goal of the season at the 44-minute mark off a rebounded blocked shot from junior teammate Ryan Christianson who was recorded the assist.

Western Illinois responded in the second half at 68:10 with a goal of its own off the foot of Nathan Bruinsma from Husref Jupic off a corner kick.

Centenary fired off 15 total shots, led by senior Heath Cox with five as three landed on goal. Junior Aaron Bergman added two shots, both on goal, while junior Brian Hurlburt sent two shots off, one on goal.

Also contributing to the offensive attack was junior RB Asenime, Christianson, junior Tate McIntyre, Rodriguez, and senior Zac Farrar all with one shot.

Western Illinois was outshot by two, tallying 13 on the evening.

Centenary had the corner-kick advantage at 6-4.

Walker played all 110 minutes in goal for Centenary, collecting six saves and giving up just one goal. Western Illinois goal keeper Andy Ryan also played all 110 minutes, recording seven saves and surrendering one goal.

Centenary will be back in action when it hosts UMKC on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 7 pm on Mayo Field.