Preview: Gents Aim for 13th Win in Final Games of Season
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Having the most successful season since 2002, the Centenary men's soccer team looks to continue its winning ways when it travels to UT-Dallas on Thursday at 7 pm and University of the Ozarks on Saturday at 3 pm for its final games of the 2011 year.

The Gents are riding a four-game win streak into the weekend games with an overall record of 11-3-1 and a 9-2-1 mark in conference play. Centenary has also collected three straight shutout wins, two of which came in the Gents' home finales.

Centenary is led by senior Marcos Rodriguez' 20 points on seven goals and six assists; both are team highs. 13 different Gents have scored this season, including five goals by junior Spencer Nickerson, who also sank the game-winner in Saturday's home finale over Howard Payne. Junior goal keeper Robbie Ramirez has played 1,215 minutes in goal, collecting 61 saves for a .847 percentage. The Dallas, Texas native is 10-3-1 on the year and has tallied seven shutouts.

UT-Dallas is now 12-2-2 overall after a 3-0 win over Ozarks on Tuesday at home. The Comets rode an 8-game win streak up until a loss on Oct. 22 to UT-Tyler. Michael Darrow leads UT-Dallas' offense with 17 points on eight goals and one assist. Steven Nicknish has played 1,372 minutes in goal, collecting 47 saves.

Ozarks is coming off a loss at UT-Dallas and fell to 7-10-1 on the year. Offensively, Eloy Salgado leads Ozarks with 24 points on nine goals and six assists, while Neil Thompson has played 1,444 minutes in goal, tallying 73 saves.