Tigers Drop Season Opener at Centre

Tigers Drop Season Opener at Centre

Danville, Ky. - Host Centre scored a pair of second-half goals to break a 1-1 tie and take a 3-1 victory over DePauw. The Colonels improved to 2-0 and the Tigers dropped to 0-1.

Centre's Elizabeth Nelson gave her team a 1-0 lead with just 29 seconds left in the first half with an unassisted score before the Tigers' Sophia Silcox evened the score in the 61st minute with an unassisted goal.

Keeghan Francis gave the Colonels a 2-1 lead with 21:14 left on Meghan Paynter's assist before Sarah Sirkin added an insurance tally with 15:57 remaining.

Centre outshot DePauw, 25-6, but only 8-6 on goal. The Colonels also held an 8-0 edge in corner kicks. 

Maya Caldwell started in goal for the Tigers, while Mia Manney played the second half and recorded all five of DePauw's saves. Abbie Thatcher totaled three saves for Centre with Sarah Stodgill coming off the bench to stop one shot and earn the win in goal.

DePauw returns to action on Wednesday, September 5, with a 6 p.m. game at Hanover.