Centre women’s soccer finished off a perfect opening weekend at home with a 3-1 victory Sunday against DePauw at Amend Field. The victory marked Head Coach Jay Hoffman’s 200 career win with the Colonels.
A Centre graduate and former Colonel soccer player, Hoffman took over as the women’s head coach in 2004 and has taken the program to seven straight NCAA Tournaments.
The Colonels improve to 2-0 on the young season, while the Tigers are 0-1 with a loss in their opener.
– The first shot on target for the Colonels came with less than 30 seconds remaining in the first half, but Elizabeth Nelson capitalized after a defensive blunder by DePauw to net her first career goal and give Centre a 1-0 halftime lead.
– It was DePauw who took advantage of Centre miscue in the 61st minute, as Sophia Silcox leveled the score at 1-1.
– Senior Keeghan Francis notched the game-winner just eight minutes later off a feed from Meghan Paynter, burying a goal with her left foot.
– Sarah Sirkin added the insurance goal in the 75th minute, squeezing in a shot from a tight angle for her second score in as many matches.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
– For the second consecutive match, Centre dominated its opponent with 25 shots to DePauw’s six. The Colonels also had eight corners while the Tigers had none.
– Abbie Thatcher and Sarah Stodghill each spent time in goal for Centre.
– A total of 26 Colonels saw the field.
Centre is off until next Saturday when it hosts Otterbein at 1 p.m. ET inside Amend Field.
by Centre Athletics
September 4, 2018