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15th Ranked Colonels Open SAA Play with Win over Oglethorpe

15th Ranked Colonels Open SAA Play with Win over Oglethorpe
DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre women's soccer team, ranked 15th in Division III, hosted the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels in their Southern Athletic Association opener and cruised to a 4-0 victory as four different players scored goals.

The Colonels began the match on the offensive, peppering the Petrels' goal with shots from the outset. The aggression paid off just before the 20-minute mark when sophomore Sarah Waldo (Bedford, Ind.) scored off an assist from senior Megan Sherwood (Crestwood, Ky.) and freshman Addison Young (Perrysburg, Ohio). The goal was Waldo's third on the year and Sherwood and Young recorded their first assists of the season.

Just eight minutes later, the Colonels struck again when senior All-American Tori Dillard (Bowling Green, Ky.) got a rare scoring chance for a defender and converted for her first tally of the season to give Centre a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Centre picked up where it left off in the second half as Megan Sherwood once again factored into a Colonels' scoring effort. This time, in the 55th minute, Sherwood found senior All-American Destinie Graves (Lexington, Ky.), who scored her team high eighth goal of the season and put the Colonels up 3-0.

With time running out in the contest, the Colonels got on the board once more as freshman Alana Hughes (Lexington, Ky.) scored her third goal of the season in the 89th minute to put the winning margin on the board for Centre.

The Colonels dominated possession as well as they have done in any match this season, not only holding the Petrels scoreless, but also holding Oglethorpe to zero shots on goal. The Colonels attempted 38 shots in the game, including 17 shots on goal.

The Centre women's soccer team will not have long to rest, as they will be traveling to Atlanta for a Sunday afternoon tilt with the Emory Eagles.