Women’s Golf- Sept 24-25
The Oklahoma Christian women’s golf team competed in their first match-play event Sept. 24-25 at the Dallas Baptist Match Play Invitational.
After the first day of competition, the Lady Eagles split, beating the University of Central Oklahoma 3.5-1.5 and losing to Heartland conference rival St. Mary’s University 3-2.
Junior Kate Goodwin and freshman Alexandria Bennett finished in top places for Oklahoma Christian as they both took individual wins in the first day of competition.
In the second day of play, Oklahoma Christian battled Northeastern State University for fifth place.
Goodwin, in the final round of competition, shot a 2-under-par 70 to win the individual portion of the tournament. This marked Goodwin’s fourth win of her collegiate career.
For her performance, Goodwin was named the Heartland Conference Women Golfer of the Week.
Other Lady Eagles finished in the top 35, junior Abigail Rigsby placed 25th, senior Elizabeth Freeman tied for 28th, Bennett finished 34th and sophomore Shaley Goad placed 35th.
The Lady Eagles’ next tournament will be the West Texas A&M Fall Invitational Oct. 1-2 in Amarillo, TX.
Men’s Golf- Sept. 24-25
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s golf team competed in the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational Sept. 24-25.
After the first round, the Eagles shot 288 and sat in fifth place out of 11 teams.
Behind a 4-under-par 66 performance by senior Garrett White, the Eagles improved to 280 in the second round to move into second place, just five shots beneath Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Senior Juan Pallach led at the close of the first day for the Eagles with a 1-over 141, which tied him for third place individually.
The Eagles began the second day of competition in second place. With three athletes posting top-10 finishes, Oklahoma Christian finished with a team score of 8-under-par 280 to claim the first-place team title.
This win for the Eagles marked the 61st team title in program history but the first of this season.
Four Oklahoma Christian golfers finished in the top 20. White and Pallach tied sixth at 4-under-par 212, senior Cameron Brown tied for 10th and sophomore Andres Brictson finished in 17th place at 216.
In the individual competition, senior Ethan Smith shot a 219 and tied for 23rd, and sophomore Pablo Duster hit a 233 to placed 49th.
The Eagles will travel to St. George, UT for their next tournament, the NCAA Division II South Central-West Regional Preview, Oct. 15-16.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 23
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team battled against No. 11 St. Mary’s this Sunday after inclement weather called for rescheduling.
St. Mary’s All-South Central Region forward Pato Botello Faz headed in the first goal for the Rattlers in the 62nd minute of the match.
In the 74th minute, Oklahoma Christian senior Matheus Mantovani tied the game up, 1-1, after converting a penalty kick.
The game went into double overtime and freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet made three saves in the final minute to keep the tie intact.
The Eagles will go on the road for their next three games as they will take on Lubbock Christian this Thursday, Texas Permian Basin this Saturday and Dallas Baptist Oct. 4.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 22
St. Edward’s hosted the Lady Eagles soccer team Saturday at Lewis-Chen Family Field. The Lady Hilltoppers converted two corner kicks in the first 20 minutes of play to defeat the Lady Eagles, 2-0.
Despite being outshot 24-3, the Lady Eagles defense limited St. Edward’s to two goals, giving up zero goals in the second half.
Freshman goalkeeper Josie Knox saw playing time for the second time this season when she replaced junior starter Addison Milner. Knox recorded six saves in the second half.
Oklahoma Christian will travel back to Edmond to take on Texas A&M International this Thursday at 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 20
The Lady Eagles soccer team lost 5-1 against Dallas Baptist University Thursday.
Dallas Baptist scored early off of a goal in the second minute of the game. The Lady Patriots scored again right before halftime, pushing the lead to 2-0. After a long lightning delay, Dallas Baptist connected three goals in the final minutes of play.
Senior Darrian Palacios scored in the 88th minute for Oklahoma Christian marking the third goal of her collegiate career. Junior goalkeeper Addison Milner recorded a season high 11 stops. The Lady Patriots outshot the Lady Eagles 27-4.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Austin, Texas to play St. Edward’s this Saturday.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 20
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team lost 5-0 against Heartland conference opponent Texas A&M International.
The first goal for the Dustdevils came three minutes into the game. Then, the Eagles went down 2-0 when a defender scored an own goal for Oklahoma Christian.
Oklahoma Christian held Texas A&M International at 2-0 until the final 20 minutes of the game, when the Dustdevils scored three goals.
Despite going scoreless, the Eagles recorded five shots, three of which were on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet finished with six saves.
Junior Diego Vazquez ended with the most shots for the Eagles with two.
Oklahoma Christian will play Saturday against St. Mary’s at 1 p.m. if weather permits.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 15
Oklahoma Christian lost to Rogers State at the Eagle Soccer Field 3-0.
Throughout the first half, the teams competed at 0-0 until the Lady Hillcats converted on a penalty kick in the 15th minute.
In the 48th minute, Rogers State then scored on a controversial call after Oklahoma Christian goalkeeper Addison Milner appeared to make back-to-back saves, but the referee ruled the ball crossed the goal line for the Lady Hillcats second goal.
After the second goal, both teams combined for six yellow cards. Freshman Denise Bennett earned a red card in the final 21 minutes of play, which forced Oklahoma Christian to play a woman down, and Rogers State capitalized in the 53rd minute to increase the lead, 3-0.
Junior goalkeeper Addison Milner recorded 10 saves during the game, the second most in the conference in 2018.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Dallas Baptist this Thursday for another Heartland Conference matchup.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 15
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team held Rogers State scoreless until the 61st minute of the game when the Hillcats took the lead, 1-0, with an eight-yard shot.
Graduate student Zourab Tsopourachvili led the way for the Eagles with three shots, of which two were on goal. Senior Matheus Mantovani added two shots, but Oklahoma Christian was unable to connect for a goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet made five saves, increasing his season high to 43, which is the highest in the Heartland Conference.
After saving two penalty kicks Sept. 15, and for his performance Saturday, the Heartland Conference named Trabichet as the conference defensive player of the week.
Oklahoma Christian, now 1-1 in conference play, will host Texas A&M International University at Eagle Soccer Field Thursday at 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 13
The Lady Eagles soccer team lost 6-0 in their Heartland Conference opener against Newman University.
Newman outshot Oklahoma Christian 18-6 in Thursday’s matchup. Junior starting goalkeeper Addison Milner finished with two saves in the first half and freshman goalkeeper Josie Knox recorded four saves in her first collegiate regular season action.
Freshman Denise Bennett hit the only shot on goal for the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles face another Heartland Conference opponent this Saturday at the Eagle Soccer Field at 11 a.m.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 13
Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet, from France, recorded 11 saves, two of them being penalty kicks, to lead the Eagles to a 2-0 win in their Heartland Conference opener against Newman University.
Senior Matheus Mantovani scored the first goal for the Eagles when he converted a penalty kick in the 36th minute. Following Mantovani’s goal, 20 minutes later, freshman D’Waylan McIntosh bent a shot from distance to give the Eagles the 2-0 advantage.
Trabichet finished with a shutout game, his second of the season.
The Eagles look to maintain their conference success as they play Rogers State University at Eagle Soccer Field Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Men’s Golf- Sept. 11
In the Great American Conference preview, sophomore Jackson Phillips shot even-par, which marks the best round of his collegiate career. Three Oklahoma Christian golfers – Phillips, sophomore Pablo Duster, and senior Ethan Smith – tied for 28th in the 55 person tournament.
Sophomore Reese Gorman and senior Grady Neal shot an 80 in their final rounds Tuesday, placing them in 45th and 52nd respectively.
Oklahoma Christian finished last in the eight team field.
Men’s Golf- Sept. 11
Junior Trevor Norby, a transfer from San Diego State University, shot 3 under par Tuesday in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational. He tied for 10th overall.
Despite leading as a team at the end of the first round, Oklahoma Christian fell to fifth place after the second round.
Senior Cameron Brown posted a 70 in the final round and tied for 12th individually.
Sophomore Andres Brictson tied for 22nd after finishing the invitational with a round of 71.
The men’s golf team will compete next in the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational on Sept. 24-25.
Women’s Golf- Sept 11.
The Lady Eagles recorded their 10th team tournament title Tuesday at the Northeastern State University Classic.
With a score of 594, the Lady Eagles claimed the title 10 shots over the second place finisher and broke the tournament team score record by three shots.
Sophomore Shaley Goad and senior Kate Goodwin tied for third place out of 95 competitors with a score of 3-over-par 147. Both Goad and Goodwin were named to the all-tournament team.
Although she lead the way after the first round, junior Abigail Rigsby shot an 83 on the final day to finish in 17th at 153.
Other Lady Eagle golfers, freshman Alexandria Bennett and senior Elizabeth Freeman both finished in the top 25. Bennet tied for 10th at 154, and Freeman tied for 23rd at 155.
Their next competition will be a match-play tournament hosted by Dallas Baptist University at Prairie Lakes Golf Course in Grand Prairie, TX on Sept. 23-25.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 8
The Eagles jumped to an early lead over Northeastern State University off a goal in the second minute by junior Diego Vazquez during their game Saturday. The Eagles built the lead to 3-0 with goals from freshman Thomas van der Muelen and senior Matheus Mantovani in the first half. In the second half, the Eagles gave up three goals in 92 seconds. With the game tied, Oklahoma Christian fouled in the box and Northeastern capitalized on the penalty kick to win the game 4-3.
The Eagles finished their non-conference schedule with a 2-2 record.
The Eagles will open conference play Thursday against Newman University. Women kick-off at 5 p.m. followed by the men at 7 p.m.