Preview: Gents Soccer Begins ASC Play at Home this Weekend
Thursday, September 15, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary men's soccer team opens ASC play this weekend when it hosts Schreiner at 4 pm on Friday and Texas Lutheran at 4 pm on Saturday on Mayo Field.

The Gents (1-1, 0-0 ASC) enter the weekend contests with a 1-1 record, having just dropped a 1-0 game to LSU-Shreveport on Monday.

"We are ready and excited to open ASC play," said head coach David Orr. "We are in fairly good form. We need to improve in the final thirds of the field, but overall we can see quality."

Centenary, as a team, has outscored its opponents, 4-3, having earned a season-opening 4-2 win over Texas College back on Sept. 1. Senior Ben Barcelona leads the Gents offensive attack with two goals, while senior Marcos Rodriguez and freshman Gabriel Zahm have netted one apiece. Seniors Kyle Mehnert, Rodriguez, Aaron Bergman and junior Adam Ghaemmaghami have each tallied an assist thus far.

Junior goal keeper Robbie Ramirez has played all 180 minutes in goal, collecting eight saves for a .727 percentage and a 1-1 record.

Schreiner enters Friday's contest with a 1-3 overall record and a 1-0 ASC record. The Mountaineers last win came in a 3-2 victory over ASC opponent, Texas Lutheran. Schreiner has been outscored by its opponents, 15-4 this season.

Texas Lutheran will meet Centenary on Saturday with a 0-4 record and a 0-1 mark in ASC play. The Bulldogs are coming off a 3-2 loss to Schreiner in their ASC opener.

"I think we're in store for two competitive opponents. Schreiner and Texas Lutheran will prove to be close in competition and we'll need to be ready to compete 180 minutes this weekend," said Orr.

Both Centenary games this weekend will be available at via live stats. Live stats are free of charge and require no subscription.

Following the weekend ASC games, Centenary will travel to Louisiana College on Thursday, Sept. 22 for a 7 pm start, followed by a Saturday, Sept. 24 trip to Mississippi College for a 4 pm game.