Centre men win 3-0

late goal sinks women

October 03, 2004

Centre College's men's soccer team limited Rose-Hulman to one shot on goal in the second half in a 3-0 win Friday.

The Colonels held an 18-5 shot advantage over the Engineers and played an even game: nine shots and five corner kicks in each half.

Centre got on top with its first goal, a direct kick from Stan Simek with less than three minutes left in the first half.

Colonels coach Jeb Burch credited Simek and midfielder Brad Borough with serving as the heart of the team Friday. Simek helped Centre adjust to an unexpected change in Rose-Hulman's lineup, pushing a third player up top, and Borough helped get the outside midfielders involved in the game.


Burch said the Colonels wanted to get a second goal in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and did just that off the foot of Derek Roberts.

"That guy is off to the races," Burch said. "We've been waiting for this, and I think he's going to score a lot more before this is said and done."

Simek had the assist on Roberts' goal.

David Horne closed out the scoring with a header off a Borough free kick with 30:24 left in the game.

Chris Creger had two saves in goal for Centre.

"This was a real good win for us, but we have to win six more to get into the NCAA Tournament," Burch said.

Centre is scheduled to take on DePauw, a team the Colonels haven't beaten since 1998, today at noon.


At Danville, the Centre women lost another close one, dropping a 1-0 decision to Rose-Hulman on a goal in the 80th minute.

The Engineers scored off a throw-in to the middle of the box that Rose-Hulman was able to put in the net.

"It seemed like any time we got a possession, they were very quick to defend us," Centre coach Jay Hoffman said. "They had an immediate chase on us, and we never really got good fluidity of movement on the ball."

Centre is scheduled to take on No. 6 DePauw today at 2 p.m.

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