Gents Soccer Takes Top-Ranked Trinity to Brink, falls 2-1 in Double Overtime
Freshman Gabe Rodriguez scored his first collegiate goal off a free kick.
Gents Soccer Takes Top-Ranked Trinity to Brink, falls 2-1 in Double Overtime
Sunday, September 25, 2016
#1 Trinity (9-0, 5-0 SCAC)
Centenary (LA) (4-5, 1-4 SCAC)
9/25/2016 | Shreveport, La. | Attendance: 137
1st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Centenary (LA)01001
TUM43:58Christian Sakshaug (Daniel Ruano )
CENTM79:02Gabe Rodriguez
TUM102:21Ian Morris (Austin Michaelis )
TUMTodd Whittaker102:2110
CENTMRylan Whan102:2129
Stats at a GlanceTUMCENTM
Shots (on Goal)28 (11)3 (1)
Corner Kicks121
Yellow Cards24

SHREVEPORT – The Gents surrendered another tough goal right before half, but a fortuitous deflection off a free kick tied the game in the 80th minute.

Freshman Gabe Rodriguez scored his first collegiate goal when he ripped a free kick from about 35-yards out off a Tigers player, but a golden-goal by the visitors ended the game in the second overtime as Centenary (4-5, 1-4 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Trinity (9-0, 5-0 SCAC) Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25.

Gents sophomore Colin Maloney drew a foul about 35-yards out just left of center. Rodriguez ripped the ball off a defender and in for the equalizer. Both teams played a scoreless first overtime before Trinity’s Ian Morris scored his first goal of 2016 on a centering pass to the top of the box from Austin Michaelis.

Senior Rylan Whan (4-5) took the tough loss for Centenary, grabbing nine saves on 11 shots faced. Trinity goalie Todd Whittaker (9-0) got the win for the visitors despite allowing a goal on the only shot faced.

The Tigers put a furious try in the late minutes of regulation, but Whan held. First, it was Christian Sakshaug, but Whan pushed the ball out for a corner. Then, Guy Harris put a ball on target, but the ball popped straight up and Whan grabbed it to keep the game knotted at one.

Whan grabbed a save with less than a minute left in regulation as the game went to overtime.

The only shot on goal for either team in the overtime periods proved to be the game-winner for Trinity.

Sakshaug scored his ninth goal of the season for the visitors in the 44th minute to put the Tigers up 1-0. Trinity used a 28-3 advantage in shots and 11-1 advantage in shots on target.

Centenary returns to action Friday, Sept. 30, for a 7 p.m. (6 p.m. MDT) showdown at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.