Coker Breaks Career Saves Record, Ladies Soccer Cannot Complete Comeback at Dallas
Senior Erica Coker broke the 21-year old career saves record in the second half and now has 385 in 3+ seasons.
Coker Breaks Career Saves Record, Ladies Soccer Cannot Complete Comeback at Dallas
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Centenary (LA) (5-5-0, 2-4-0 SCAC)
University of Dallas (3-8-0, 1-5-0 SCAC)
10/2/2016 | Irving, Texas | Attendance: 142
1st2nd1OT Final
Centenary (LA)2103
University of Dallas2114
UDWS168:16Chelsea Reeh (Mariana Burciaga , Mason Cosgrove)
UDWS1620:52Elisa Duran
CENTW27:58KatiJayde Cunningham (Betzabet Bravo )
CENTW29:45Serena Gallegos (KatiJayde Cunningham )
UDWS1681:37Samantha Haeick (Mariana Burciaga , Elisa Duran)
CENTW87:30Serena Gallegos (Olivia Jackson )
UDWS1696:02Chelsea Reeh (Elisa Duran )
CENTWErica Coker96:02410
UDWS16Elena Naccari45:0026
UDWS16Olivia Severson51:0213
Stats at a GlanceCENTWUDWS16
Shots (on Goal)19 (12)24 (14)
Corner Kicks48
Yellow Cards11

IRVING TEXAS – Senior Centenary goalie Erica Coker broke the 21-year old Ladies career saves record with a pair of stops in the 51st minute, and the Maroon and White overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2, but Centenary (5-5, 2-4 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) could not complete the comeback as Dallas (3-8, 1-5 SCAC) scored the game winner in overtime for the 4-3 win Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2.

Coker went into intermission with four saves, one shy of Martha Chaney’s (1992-95) record of 380. With two shots on target by Dallas’ Elisa Duran in the 51st minute grabbed by Coker, she broke the 21-year old record.

Coker (4-3) finished the game with 10 saves and now has 385 for her career.

With the Maroon and White trailing 2-1 in the first half and 3-2 late in the second, freshman Serena Gallegos answered the call to tie the game on both occasions. In the 30th minute, Gallegos found an open net after a ball got away from Dallas keeper Elena Nacccari. With the Ladies down 3-2 after a late goal by the Lady Crusaders, freshman Olivia Jackson’s shot attempt hit the crossbar, but Gallegos scored the rebound for her fourth goal of the season in the 88th minute.

Naccari played in goal for Dallas in the first half, making six saves and allowing a pair of goals. Olivia Severson (1-2) played the final 51:02 and tallied three saves on four shots faced.

Sophomore Kati-Jayde Cunningham scored her conference-leading ninth goal of the season to cut a 2-0 deficit in half in the 28th minute, beating the keeper on a pass to the middle of the box from freshman Betzabet Bravo.

Cunningham led the Ladies with nine shots, six of which were on target. Her attempt in the 92nd minute nearly ended the game, but the shot hit the post.

Dallas scored a pair of goals to begin the game, and scored goals in each of the second half and overtime for the win. Chelsea Reech beat Coker to the left in the ninth minute for her first goal of the season. She went on to score the game winner barely in the 97th minute to end the game.

Duran scored her third of the season in the 21st minute to put the home team up a pair. She led Dallas with 10 shots, six of which were on target.

As offensively-minded as the first half was, neither team tallied another goal until the last 10 minutes of regulation. In the 82nd minute, Samantha Haeick scored her first of the season on a header off of passes from Mariana Burciaga and Duran. Gallegos sent the game into overtime with a score six minutes later.

Centenary returns to action Friday, Oct. 7, when it hosts Southwestern. Kickoff will be at approximately 7:20 p.m.