DENVER – The Gents Soccer team scored early in the second half to take a 1-0 lead, but the Wildcats quickly answered on a penalty kick and scored the golden goal shortly after the start of overtime as Centenary (2-14-2, 0-13-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Johnson & Wales (6-8-1, 4-8-1 SCAC) 2-1 in OT Sunday afternoon, October 21.
In the 47th minute, junior Gabe Rodriguez took a free kick, which bounced off the goalie. Senior Andre Anasi cleaned up the rebound into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. However, just a minute later, Centenary was whistled for a foul in the box. The Wildcats' Emad Mohammed converted on the penalty kick for the equalizer. For the rest of the regulation, the home team placed a pair of shots on goal, but freshman goalkeeper Patrick Riley grabbed a pair of saves.
In the 91st minute, Johnson & Wales' Kyler Fowkes scored the golden goal off of a volley from Mohammed.
Junior Scott Halper added the only other Gents shot on goal. Mohammed put four shots on target for Johnson & Wales, while Mohammed added three.
Riley grabbed five saves in seven shots faced, while Brandon Coder for the Wildcats allowed a goal and recorded a save.
Centenary returns to action Tuesday night, October 23, for the season finale at Austin College. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.