Ghaemmaghami, Gents stun No. 22 Colorado College
Friday, October 26, 2012 | by Nathan Yacovissi

SHREVEPORT - It was a team effort that saw big plays from a number of players to secure a 1-0 win for Centenary Friday night over No. 22 Colorado College for Centenary’s first-ever Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win.

The win was the second in a row for Centenary as they improve to 4-12 (1-8) while Colorado College fell to 12-4-2 (5-2-1). Centenary continues its five-match home stand Sunday against the University of Dallas at 1 p.m., which is slated as Senior Night. Robbie Ramirez, Adam Ghaemmaghami, John Seat and Spencer Nickerson will be recognized before the game for their contributions to the program.­

Ramirez made some key saves Friday night, including a penalty kick that preserved the shutout. Gaemmaghami scored the Gents only goal on an assist from Kellan Klaus and John Seat.

“We all pulled together, and finally did it as a team,” Ramirez said.

“Wins haven’t been easy to come by, especially this year it has been hard, but it is always good to keep a smile on your face and get a W,” Nickerson said.

Gents head coach David Orr felt his team “was due for their first conference win and was playing well and had been building this momentum for a while now.”

“We talked before the game about what it takes to be successful and how bad you want to have that success,” he continued.

Centenary started out the first half aggressively on offense and kept Colorado College from having many shots on goal. Colorado College outshot Centenary 19-10, but Ramirez collected seven saves in the shutout.

Ghaemmaghami’s goal at the 70:12 mark, assisted by John Seat and Klaus, was one of his two shots on the night. It was his third goal this season and swung the momentum in Centenary’s favor for the rest of the night. What sealed the game though was Ramirez’s save on a penalty kick that would have tied the game at the 73:19 mark. Michael Pullano led the team with three shot attempts while Nickerson had two.

Colorado College’s Daniel Wright had four shots, while Lorenzo Pozzolini, Matt Fechter, and Nick Lammers each contributed three.

“It was really good to beat the No. 22 team, and it was a team effort,” Seat said. “Everybody did their job tonight and it was nice.”