Centre, DePauw tie in OT

October 04, 2004

Goalkeeper Chris Creger saved eight shots to help host the host Centre College men's soccer team tie DePauw 2-2 in overtime here Sunday.

"Creger really came up big for us. He made one of the best saves I've seen in the upper right hand corner with game tied 2-2," said Centre coach Jeb Burch. "We would have lost game if he had not fully elevated and pulled a shot out of the goal."

Centre (7-2-1, 2-1-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) scored less than two minutes into the game. Burch said Derek Roberts was taken down and Brad Borough hit a "dream goal in the upper left corner of the goal" on the penalty kick. However, DePauw's Blake Porter beat Creger less than five minutes later to tie the game 1-1 and DePauw's Evan Shook scored four minutes into the second half to make it 2-1. Borough put what Burch called a "great ball" to Patrick McMahon that led to the tying goal about four minutes after DePauw tied the score.


Neither team was able to score in two overtime periods.

"This is very good DePauw team. Their defense gave us some real problems, but we also defended extremely well in a game that was great for the capacity crowd to watch," Burch said. "Stan Simek and Kent Starkweather both played well on defense as did some other players Senior Patrick Foley also had one of his best games."

DePauw had 21 shots, including four corner kicks, while Centre had 26 shots.

Women's Soccer

DePauw outshot host Centre 23-2 and won 5-0 here Sunday in the second game of the doubleheader.

"There is a reason they went to the (Division III) Final Four last year. They have extreme speed on the outside and pressure everything," Centre coach Jay Hoffman said. "Our players tried to play as hard as they could. There was never any giving up, but our players need to realize that we need to learn from playing a better team like this."

Crissy Harter had two goals for DePauw while Sarah Hile, Davis Federspiel and Kate Nickols had one each.

Centre goalkeeper Erin Haney had eight saves. "She came up big several times," Hoffman said.

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