Centre's men top Sewanee

women lose

October 19, 2003

Centre College's men's soccer team recorded its second consecutive shutout Saturday, topping Sewanee 1-0 at Danville.

The Colonels have given up just two goals in their last eight games, and coach Jeb Burch said the defense is doing well.

"This is the key to what's happening here," Burch said. "Our team defense is outstanding. It all starts in the back with Stan Simek and Rhodes Thompson, who are choreographing our sets very well now. We took Sewanee out of everything they wanted to do."

Centre had 17 shots to Sewanee's 9 and got the only goal it would need in the first half.

Trey Janes was taken down in the box by Sewanee's goalkeeper, Tyler Blackwell, and sophomore Brad Borough hit the penalty kick.


"We were up at halftime and in total control of this game," Burch said. "It looks close on paper, but if you had seen the game, this was an excellent Centre team today."

Jacob Sither had three saves in goal for Centre.

Women's soccer

At Danville, Sewanee beat Centre 1-0 on a goal with just :47 to play in the second, and final, overtime.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie through 109 minutes before Becky Gaddis scored the game-winner.

"It was a very back-and-forth game, both teams played very well and both teams played very direct," Centre coach Gina Nicoletti said. "It was anyone's game, and they came out on top."

Sewanee had an 18-12 advantage on shots and Centre goalkeeper Jessica Chisley had 10 saves.

Nicoletti's team fell to 4-5-1, but the coach said that's a misleading record.

"They've played well and played hard and they deserve better than a 4-5-1 record," Nicoletti said. "Their level of play is not being represented in their record."

Cross Country

At Wilmington, Ohio, Centre's men's and women's cross country teams took second in the Wilmington Fall Classic Friday.

Four Centre men's runners were under 27 minutes and the top six were under 28, enabling them to bring home a plaque for a top-two finish for the first time at the Classic. Mark Noll was seventh in 26 minutes, 23 seconds and Colin Muehlenkamp was eighth in 26:25.

The Centre women were led by a second-place finish from Eileen Schilling, who set a school record with a time of 18:40, three seconds better than her own record from earlier in the season. Lauren Arnold and Kristie Kachler also had great days, finishing in the top nine. The top six women were under 21 minutes, the first time that has happened this year.

"These two performances I'm extremely excited about," Owens said. "They're the best overall efforts I've ever seen a team give since I've been here. I couldn't ask for more out of them and they gave me more than I expected."

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