Undefeated Ladies look forward to home debut
Friday, September 07, 2012

SHREVEPORT – The unbeaten Centenary Ladies soccer team looks to stay that way with a non-conference match against rival Millsaps College Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Mayo Field.

The Ladies (1-0-1) make their home debut in the young season and look to drop the visiting Majors (1-1-0) below the .500 mark for the second time this year. The Majors are off a 3-1 over LeTourneau Sept. 1 after a season-opening loss to East Texas Baptist Aug. 31.

After not losing either road game to start the season, the young Ladies are looking forward to playing in front of their home crowd.

“It’s really important for ht girls to play in front of their home crowd,” head coach Glenn Evans said. “I think this will make a huge difference. We’ll have a lot of the students behind us and the parents as well. As you know, you always step up when you have a crowd that’s there in your favor.”

Despite the home field advantage, the Ladies are playing with some troublesome injuries.

“I hope we’re healthy enough,” Evans said. “We’ve got an upper respiratory problem going on and we’ve got some nagging injuries. We’ve got some quad pulls, hamstring pulls, rolled ankles and swollen knees, so we need this game on Sunday just to perk us up some and help us move forward.”

The Ladies have outscored their opponents 3-1 in two games, spreading the offense with three goal scorers. Carly Slovensky, Madison Alexander and Amanda Atwell have a goal apiece, while Alexander leads the Ladies in points with three, adding an assist.

Alex Denkowski and Traci Lee account for the other two assists. Slovensky also leads Centenary with eight shots on goal, followed by Lee’s seven and Alexander with six.