SHREVEPORT, La. - The fourth-seeded Centenary College Ladies and fifth-seeded Southwestern University couldn't decide the outcome of the tournament's first contest in 110 minutes of play, but the Ladies advanced to Saturday's competition after recording a 3-2 advantage in penalty kicks.
The Ladies held a huge shot advantage during the game, but strong goalkeeping by the Pirates kept the contest scoreless.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Centenary held a huge shot advantage, taking 22 shots during regulation to just two shots from Southwestern.
- The Ladies also held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Southwestern goalkeeper Mary Cardone had a career performance in the game, recording 14 saves.
- During penalty kicks, the Ladies made their first two shots to take a 2-0 lead out of the gate, but it was all tied heading into the final Centenary shot.
- Pamela Fonseca tabbed the final score for Centenary, helping the Ladies win the shootout 3-2.
CENTENARY COLLEGE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
- Kyra Montes (F): 7 shots, 3 shots on goal
- Kelly Vazquez (MF): 4 shots, 1 shot on goal
- Maggie Pitcher (GK): 110:00 minutes of play, 1 save
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS
- Mary Cardone (GK): 110:00 minutes of play, 14 saves
- Malorie Lara (): 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
- Brianna Nunn (D): 1 shot, 1 shot on goal
- Centenary's win is the first SCAC tournament win in program history.
- The fourth-seed for the Ladies is the highest seed the team has ever had in the SCAC tournament.
- 14 saves is the most in a SCAC Women's Soccer Tournament game since 2014 (Franchesca Lozoya, Austin College vs. Trinity - 15 saves)
- The last time a SCAC Women's Soccer Tournament game went to penalty kicks, Southwestern was also involved (2015 vs. Dallas).
Centenary College advances to the semifinals tomorrow and will face Trinity University at 1:00 p.m. (CT).