Centenary Advances to Semifinals after Earning a 3-2 Advantage in PKs

Centenary Advances to Semifinals after Earning a 3-2 Advantage in PKs

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

NOTABLES

  • 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).

UP NEXT

Centenary College advances to the semifinals tomorrow and will face Trinity University at 1:00 p.m. (CT).

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