Centre sports roundup

November 04, 2003

Centre College's field hockey team closed out its season by earning third place in the KIT Tournament Sunday at Transylvania University in Lexington.

Centre beat DePauw 1-0 in overtime when Meagan Haag had her sixth game-winning goal of the season and eighth overall. Haag scored on a penalty corner with an assist from Jessica Rublein nine minutes into overtime.

"This was a tremendous game of field hockey," Centre coach Tom Hobbs said. "Both teams played extremely well, and it was one of the best games of hockey I've seen all year long."

Senior Liz Lowe had her third shutout in goal for the Colonels.

"I can't compliment my team enough on how hard they played," Hobbs said. "I'm extremely proud of the effort they gave and they're very deserving of the third-place award."


Women's soccer

Centre continued its offensive outburst, topping Millsaps 4-1 in its final home match.

The Colonels (6-6-1) scored 10 goals on the weekend after failing to score in the entire month of October.

"It was a great weekend for the team," coach Gina Nicoletti said. "They've been playing well all season, we just couldn't score. They deserve these two wins."

Katie McGinty, Nikki Hollabaugh, Kim Lacy and Catherine Heil each scored in the first half, and Meghan Mesalam and Barb Jozwiak each had an assist.

Centre outshot Millsaps 36-13 and Centre goalkeeper Jessica Chisley had eight saves.

Men's soccer

The Colonels closed out their home season with a 3-0 win over Millsaps.

Centre (10-5-1) had a 33-4 advantage on shots and a 14-2 advantage on corner kicks in the final home game for six seniors.

All of Centre's goals came in the second half and sophomore Brad Borough had assists on all of them. Freshman David Horn, who earned the second-half start, scored the first goal in the 48th minute off Borough's corner kick.

With 21:26 left in the second half, Trey Janes put in a goal and senior David Hewitt rounded out the scoring with a goal with 14:25 left to play.


Centre went 2-2 in its four matches at Maryville, but led in all four.

The Colonels (24-14) defeated Randolph-Macon in five games and Milligan in three before losing to Washington & Lee in four games and host Maryville in five.

Centre defeated Randolph-Macon 26-30, 30-23, 23-30, 30-18, 15-10. Cate Guthrie had 17 kills and 16 digs while Whitney Faust had 10 kills, four aces, two solo blocks and five block assists. Kate Bennett had 14 kills and Leah Ballinger had 37 assists.

Milligan was a 30-20, 30-23, 30-18 win that Dragan called a "boring match." Guthrie had 11 kills and four aces, Faust had 10 kills and three solo blocks, Ballinger had 31 assists and Lisa Fryman had 10 digs.

Centre won the first game against W&L 30-27, but then lost the next three 28-30, 17-30, 31-33. Faust had 13 kills, two solo blocks and four block assists. Guthrie had 14 kills, two aces and 12 digs, Bennett had 18 kills, Ballinger had 51 assists and Ellie Exner had two aces.

But the Colonels' biggest collapse came against Maryville. The Colonels won the first two games, but couldn't win another in a 30-23, 30-28, 25-30, 24-30, 12-15 loss.

Faust had 15 kills, one solo block and 12 block assists. Bennett had 19 kills, Guthrie had 16 kills and 15 digs, Fryman had 15 digs and Ballinger had 52 assists.

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