Georgetown, Texas – The Centenary women's soccer team will face the Schreiner Mountaineers on Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2019 SCAC Women's Soccer Championship hosted by Southwestern University in a match set for 1:30 p.m. at Varsity Field in Georgetown, Texas.
The Ladies (15-2, 6-2 SCAC) are the No. 3 seed while Schreiner (5-11-3, 1-6-1 SCAC) is the No. 6 seed. Centenary tied for second in the conference standings this season but lost the tiebreaker to Southwestern after the Ladies fell 2-1 in double overtime to the Pirates on Sunday at home. The Ladies lost for the first time at home this season, finishing a superb 8-1 at Mayo Field this season, and had their five game winning streak snapped. Centenary is in the SCAC Championship for the fourth season in a row. Centenary is also ranked for the sixth week in a row in the United Soccer Coaches West Regional Poll.
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Centenary enters the tournament after completing one of the most impressive regular seasons in school history this season. The 2019 Ladies set new program marks for wins in a season in the division III era (15), goals in a single game (six), goals in a season (46), points in a season (129) and assists in a season (37). The Ladies also went 6-1 away from home this season and allowed one goal or less in 12 of 17 matches this season.
The Maroon and White placed four players on the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Soccer All-SCAC Team on Thursday, highlighted by senior Migui Boldrin being named the 2019 SCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Boldrin, a native of Ribeiaro, Brazil, was also a First Team selection and joined by fellow senior and Shreveport native Kyra Montes. Senior midfielder Betza Bravo (Katy, Texas) was a Second Team selection and freshman midfielder Yosi Bouslog (Friendswood, Texas) earned Honorable Mention honors.
Boldrin leads the SCAC in goals (16), shots (92) and points (39) and is tied for the league lead in game-winning goals (4). She also had four multiple-goal games – the most in the SCAC. With her next shot, Boldrin will have amassed the most shots by a SCAC women's player in a single season since 2014. A two-time SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week during the regular season, Boldrin is second in the SCAC in points per game (2.29) and tied for third in assists (7). In her team's eight conference matches, she scored a goal or recorded an assist in five of them.
She becomes the first player in the current division III era to be named the conference Player of the Year. Montes earns the distinction of being named a First team selection all three seasons for the Ladies, the only player in the division III era of the program to do so. Bravo was named all-conference for the third time in her career after being named to the Honorable Mention squad in 2017 and to the second team last season.
Montes and Boldrin finished the regular season first and second in the SCAC in points, points per game, goals, goals per game, and game-winning goals. Montes lead the conference in assists, assists per game, whole Boldrin leads in shots and shots per game. The dynamic duo has combined for an astounding 27 goals, 17 assists, 71 points, and eight game-winning goals this season.
Centenary ranks seconds in the SCAC in both points and goals and second in assists, assists per game, and goals per game. The Ladies also allowed the fourth-fewest goals in the conference and their goals against average was third-best.
The Ladies and Mountaineers are meeting in the SCAC tournament for the second year in a row. Centenary lost 1-0 in double overtime following a 9-6 season and fourth-place finish in the conference last season. Centenary defeated Schreiner by a score of 4-1 on the road this season in the only meeting between the teams.
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