Gents trio paves way past Texas College
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SHREVEPORT – A trio of Gents scored their first goals this season Tuesday night as Centenary racked up its highest goal total this year in a 3-0 shutout over Texas College at Mayo Field in non-conference men’s soccer action.

The Gents snapped their nine-match losing streak, improving to 3-12 and will continue Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play and their five-match home stand against Colorado College at 7 p.m. Texas College drops to 1-16.

Freshman Clinton Azeez scored his first career goal, the game-winner, early in the fifth minute. Firing a laser from 25 yards out on the right side, the ball deflected off a Texas College defender and found the right side of the net.

Kellen Klaus got an assist from Adam Ghaemmaghami just six minutes later, placing his shot just above the goalie’s hands from 20 yards out. John Seat scored the game’s final goal in the 21st minute with a rebound off a Ghaemmaghami shot attempt.

Centenary’s offense slowed down dramatically after the first half, which included a 12-6 Gents shot advantage, but Texas College out shot Centenary 13-3 in the final 45 minutes. That provided valuable experience for backup goalie Chase Duet, who replaced senior Robbie Ramirez. Ramirez grabbed two saves in the first half thanks to a strong showing by Centenary’s aggressive offense.

Duet grabbed five saves to complete the shutout.

Texas College’s Gelacio Corcuera went the distance, allowing the hat trick of goals and had five saves.