Softball- Feb. 12
In five innings of play, the Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles’ softball team defeated Southwest Baptist University, 8-0, in the first game of a double-header.
As the starting pitcher, senior Madison Hagood threw a complete game, allowing only two hits but striking out six.
Three Lady Eagles led the way with two hits each in three at-bats: senior Brie Dunckel, scored two runs, junior Bailey Strecker, scored one run, and freshman Sierra Schultz. Senior Kayla Eichler added two runs in the Lady Eagles victory.
In the second game of the double-header, Oklahoma Christian finished the sweep of Southwest Baptist with a win, 5-0.
Sophomore Lindsey Stoeckel and senior Kaylie Upton pitched a shutout in the second game. Stoeckel was credited with the win.
In the game, a Southwest Baptist player did not make it past second base.
Oklahoma Christian put points on the board in the third inning with a triple to score two runs.
The Lady Eagles play again at home Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.
Softball- Feb. 11
After starting off the 2019 season 6-0, their second-best start in the history of the program, the Oklahoma Christian softball team lost their first game of the 2019 season to Texas Women’s University, 4-3, Feb. 11.
Oklahoma Christian took an early lead, 3-1, in the bottom of the second inning, but the Lady Eagles left two runners on base, which limited their offensive production.
Sophomore Kali Crandall started as pitcher and gave up only one run in 4 innings. Senior Madison Hagood pitched the seventh inning and got two outs quick before allowing a walk, which put Texas Women’s in the lead.
Oklahoma Christian could not cross him in the bottom of the inning as they suffered their first loss.
They look to bounce back against Southwest Baptist University Feb. 12.
Women’s Basketball- Jan. 17
Senior Addy Clift scored 26 points and became the Heartland Conference career scoring leader with 1,793 in Oklahoma Christian University’s huge win, 105-50, over Texas A&M International University.
Oklahoma Christian lead in every statistic. The Lady Eagles outrebounded the Lady Dustdevils 53-36, recorded 27 assists and matched their season high shooting percentage at 53.5 percent.
On her way to 26 points, Clift shot a perfect 100 percent from the free throw line (11 of 11). As a team, the Lady Eagles went 20-22. Clift also leads the Heartland Conference in made free throws, averaging 88.5 percent.
Sophomore Katie Mayo added 14 points and six rebounds. Four more Lady Eagles scored in double figures on the way to a triple digit victory: junior Maddison Collyer contributed 12 points, senior Megan Shelton finished with 11 points and seven assists, sophomores Tyra Peck and Kendra Levings both scored 10 points.
The Lady Eagles look to extend their conference winning streak Saturday as they host St. Mary’s University in the Nest at 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball- Jan. 17
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s basketball team came up short in their 58-53 loss to Texas A&M International University Thursday night.
The Eagles came out clicking on cylinders taking an early fifteen-point lead and shooting a solid 45.2 percent from the field in the first half.
Freshman guard D.J. Walter led the Eagles in scoring with 16 points and senior Roderick Smith added 14 points to the mix.
Junior forward Will Lienhard brought down 11 rebounds and blocked four shots in the contest. Lienhard is the NCAA Division II leader in rebounds per game and Heartland Conference leader in blocked shots.
The Eagles will host St. Mary’s University, another Heartland Conference opponent, this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Nest.
Women’s Bowling- Jan. 13
In the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Circuit V tournament in Plano, TX, the Oklahoma Christian women’s bowling team placed fourth with a team score of 6,139.
Freshmen Taylore Ryan and Melissa McConnell led the way for the Lady Eagles. Ryan placed seventh overall, out of 65, with an overall score of 1,324 and a high game of 213. McConnell recorded an eighth place finish with a score of 1,309 and a single game high score of 237.
Oklahoma Christian returns to the lanes this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, in the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic, a Tier I event in Addison, IL.
Men’s Bowling- Jan. 13
After recording the program’s first tournament title on Saturday, Oklahoma Christian placed fourth in the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Circuit (SWIBC) VI tournament in Plano, TX.
The Eagles posted a team score of 6,937 over seven individual games. Freshmen Josh Imhoff and Andrew McCann led the way for the Eagles with all-tournament finishes.
After recording an individual win on Saturday and placing in the top on Sunday, Imhoff was named the Eagle of the Week.
Oklahoma Christian will bowl again next weekend, Jan. 19-20 in the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic, a Tier I event in Addison, IL.
Women’s Bowling- Jan. 12
In the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Circuit (SWIBC) V tournament, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s bowling team finished fourth out of eight teams.
Freshman Melissa McConnell placed second individually out of 63 bowlers with a five game score of 974. McConnell bested teammate freshman Taylore Ryan in a tiebreaker game for second. Ryan finished in third with the same five game score as McConnell, 974. Freshman Kaitlyn Esquer set an Oklahoma Christian single game record with 256. Esquer finished fifth overall at 943, closing out the all-tournament team for the Lady Eagles.
Oklahoma Christian will return to action on Sunday, bowling in the SWIBC VI tournament in Plano, TX.
Men’s Bowling- Jan. 12
Freshman Josh Imhoff finished with a record-setting performance to become the individual champion and led the Eagles to their first team title in program history at the Southwest Intercollegiate Bowling Circuit V tournament in Richardson, TX.
Imhoff finished five individual games with scores of 212 or higher, setting a school-record of 277 in his second game.
Oklahoma Christian recorded a team score of 8,085, beating second place Louisiana State University by 79 points.
Freshman Sam Butler also finished in the top five of individual standing, placing fourth out of 123 players with a 208.8 game average. Two other freshman finished in the top 25 for Oklahoma Christian: freshman Andrew McCann placed 22nd and freshman Leotis Johnson Jr. ended in 25th.
The Eagles will bowl again on Sunday in the SWIBC VI Tournament in Plano, TX.
Women’s Basketball- Jan. 12
At the end of the third quarter, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team led by one point, having just closed a 13 point deficit to St. Edwards University. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles were outscored 31-12 and lost to the Lady Hilltoppers, 93-73.
Senior Addy Clift led the way for Oklahoma Christian with 35 points. She moved just 11 points shy of taking the lead on the Heartland conference all-time scoring list and she currently sits in fifth on Oklahoma Christian’s all-time scoring list.
Throughout the game, the Lady Eagles struggled on offense, shooting just 36.8 percent from the field.
Senior Hannah Benton added a career high 10 points for the Lady Eagles, sophomore Katie Mayo finished with nine and junior Carolyne Lawley contributed four points.
Despite starting 0-2 in conference play, the Lady Eagles come back to the Nest for their home conference opener Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against Texas A&M International University.
Women’s Basketball- Jan. 9
Being outrebounded 46-28 proved to be the detrimental statistic for the Oklahoma Christian women’s basketball team in their 98-85 loss to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS).
In both teams’ Heartland Conference opening game, UAFS shot 52.1 percent from the field and recorded a season high for points.
Senior Addy Clift led the way for the Lady Eagles with 32 points, seven assists, tying her career high, and a career high five steals and seven rebounds. Sophomore Katie Mayo added 26 points, five rebounds, three steal and five blocked shots, tying her career highs in steals and blocks.
Being outrebounded and only having two Lady Eagles notch double figures resulted in the first conference loss for Oklahoma Christian.
The Lady Eagles look to bounce back in another conference match-up Saturday as they battle St. Edwards University in Austin, TX at 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball- Jan. 12
Down leading scorer senior Jordan Box and starting junior point guard Brian Carey, the Oklahoma Christian University basketball team put up a fight against No. 6-ranked St. Edward’s University but lost 64-57.
Eagles’ junior guard Aubrey Johnson led for the Eagles with 18 points and gave Oklahoma Christian a 9-0 run to reduce the early deficit in the early minutes of the first half.
The Eagles shot a rough 30.3 percent from the field but displayed marks of inspired defense limiting the Hilltoppers to a season-low 30.6 percent shooting in the contest.
Oklahoma Christian will return to the Eagles’ Nest this Thursday against the University of Texas A&M International at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball- Jan. 9
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s basketball team failed to limit scoring early and late-game production against the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Wednesday, losing 92-70.
Eagle’s guard senior Jordan Box led Oklahoma Christian in scoring with 24 and junior forward Roderick Smith added 18 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.
The Lions’ David Ward scored 16 points, and both Matt Morgan and Seth Hawley had 14.
The Eagles will play No. 6-ranked St. Edward’s at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday.
Women’s Swimming- Nov. 17
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s swim team set three new school records in the second day of competition at the Tiger Invitational in San Antonio, TX.
Freshman Grace Hill set a new record for Oklahoma Christian in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:43.54 to record a second place finish in the final. Junior Jamie McGarrigle recorded her six individual record for the Lady Eagles with a new mark in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.32. Swimming the 1,650 freestyle for the first time for Oklahoma Christian, freshman Gabrealla Badillo set the first record in this event with a time of 19:13.70.
The Lady Eagles currently sit in seventh place out of nine teams, as they go into the final day of competition on Sunday.
Men’s Swimming- Nov. 17
In the second day of competition at the Tiger Invitational, swimmers break seven individual records for Oklahoma Christian.
The Eagles finished the second day in fourth place out of nine teams—with six simmers in the A final and 11 swimmers in the B final.
Sophomore Ryan Jennings started the record breaking for the Eagles by swimming a 1:59.42 in the 200-yard individual relay to set a new record by two seconds. However, Jennings was not the record holder for long as freshman Jackson Kaye saw a 1:59.06 to claim the new school record.
Swimming the 200 freestyle, freshman Gavin Lane finished in a time of 1:45.05 to set a new school record. Sophomore Zac Hawes broke his own record twice during the day, setting a final new record mark of 57.89 seconds in the 100 breaststroke.
Another swimmer broke his own previous record, sophomore Caleb Brown set the new mark in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:57.64, swimming almost a minute faster than his whole time. Freshman Noah Woollweever also set a new personal and school record in the 100 backstroke in a time of 50.74.
The final school record broken of the day came from freshman Bergen Davis who swam a 4:11.41 in the 400 individual medley.
The Eagles will close the Tiger Invitational on Sunday.
Women’s Basketball- Nov. 17
Against No. 24 ranked Angelo State University, the Oklahoma Christian University’s women’s basketball team fell short in Denton, TX, 69-62.
The Lady Eagles sat tied with Angelo State with two minutes remaining in the game; however, turnovers, missed shots and late free throws proved to be the deciding factor and cemented the win for Angelo State.
Senior Addy Clift lead the way for the Lady Eagles with 27 points. Senior Carolyne Lawley and sophomore Katie Mayo both added eight points in the loss for Oklahoma Christian.
The Lady Eagles continue their play in the Hilton Garden Inn Pioneer Classic in Denton, TX on Sunday Nov. 18 as they battle Texas Women’s University.
Women’s Cross Country- Nov. 17
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s cross country team wrapped its 2018 season at the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship in Denver, CO.
The Lady Eagles finished 26th out of 30 teams with a score of 711, which was a one spot improvement from the 2017 season regional finish.
Freshman Kenya Bailey lead the way for the Lady Eagles on the 6,000 meter course, placing 113th out of 205 in a time of 24:49.2. Junior Kelsey Castillo ran a 24:55.8 to come in at 127th.
The Lady Eagles included four more runners: sophomore Ellie Little placed 148th in 25:20.0, senior Rachel Meyers finished in 25:30.5 in 154th place, freshman Denise Battles ran a 26:39.4 to finish in 185th place and freshman Caroline Schwab closed for the Lady Eagles in 196th place, running a 27:28.4.
This meet marked the Lady Eagles’ final race of the 2018 season.
Men’s Cross Country- Nov. 17
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s cross country team finished their 2018 season in the NCAA Division II South Central Region Championship in Denver, CO.
The Eagles placed 18th out of 26 teams, led by junior Colton Meyers who finished 58th out of 181 runners.
Placing in the top 100 for the Eagles, freshman Chase Cate covered the 10,000 meters in 34:10.6 to finish in 98th. In his final collegiate meet, senior Trevor Talley placed 104th. Sophomore Caleb Bozarth was the fourth Eagle finisher, coming it at 128th. Senior Kelton Reynolds marked the final scoring runner for Oklahoma Christian, placing 141st.
With this meet, the Eagles closed their 2018 season.
Men’s Swimming- Nov. 16
At the Tiger Invitational in San Antonio, TX, the Oklahoma Christian University’s men’s swim team broke three school records in the first day of competition.
Freshman Bergen Davis set a new school record in the 500-yard freestyle, breaking the former one by three seconds in 4:49.22 to place 10th.
A record also fell for the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay. Sophomore Derek Duckworth, junior Kurt Gscheidle and freshmen Noah Woollweever and Gavin Lane swam a new record of 1:26.01 in the 200 relay to place fifth. In the 400 medley relay, Woollweever, Gscheidle, Duckworth and sophomore Zac Hawes finished in 3:26.83, breaking the old record by two seconds, to place third.
The Tiger Invitational hosted by Trinity University at Palo Alto College will continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Women’s Swimming- Nov. 16
On the first day of competition in San Antonio, TX, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s swim team set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Freshman Grace Hill, sophomore Hailey Webster and juniors Heidi Fritscher, and Jamie McGarrigle broke the former record of 1:39.95, setting the new mark at 1:38.41.
Hill also set a new individual Oklahoma Christian record in the 500 freestyle. She swam a 5:16.87, breaking the old record by four seconds.
The Tiger Invitational hosted by Trinity University at Palo Alto College will continue on Saturday and Sunday.
Women’s Basketball- Nov. 15
Coming off a 2-0 start to the season, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team recorded their first loss of the season against University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), 95-50.
Senior Addy Clift lead the way for the Lady Eagles with 21 points in 34 minutes of play. Sophomore Katie Mayo also recorded double figures with 10 points.
Oklahoma Christian shot just 24 percent from the field.
With her 21 point performance, Clift moved to No. 12 on Oklahoma Christian’s career scoring list, increasing her points total to 1,432.
The Lady Eagles continue their season Saturday, Nov. 17 against No. 24 Angelo State University in the Hilton Garden Inn Pioneer Classic at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX.
Women’s Basketball- Nov. 3
In their homecoming and match-up against York College, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team won 69-51.
Despite the win, the Lady Eagles struggled from the field, shooting just 30 percent from the field.
Two Oklahoma Christian players scored in double figures. Sophomore Katie Mayo finished with 14 points and senior Addy Clift hit 12 points.
York came within three with 6:46 remaining in the second quarter, but the Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Panthers 10-3 to take a 10 point lead going into halftime. Oklahoma Christian never fell behind the remainder of the game.
The Lady Eagles will take the court again Nov. 16-17 in Wichita, KS in the Heartland-Lone Star Challenge, playing Midwestern State University on Friday and Cameron University on Saturday.
Men’s Basketball- Nov. 3
On Homecoming Day, the Oklahoma Christian University men’s basketball team defeated Manhattan Christian University, 100-56.
In the first nine minutes of play, the Eagles lead by 25 points and never fell behind.
The Eagles shot 50 percent from the field and recorded 61 rebounds to Manhattan Christian’s 24.
Four Eagles scored in double figures: sophomore York Benjamin finished with 13, junior Aubrey Johnson also had 13, freshman D.J. Walter scored 12 and junior Roderick Smith also scored 12. Senior Will Lienhard secured 11 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.
The Eagles will play Texas A&M-Commerce University in Lawton, OK at 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Bowling- Nov. 4
In the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge, the Oklahoma Christian men’s bowling team took Wichita State University to three games in the quarterfinal match before falling in the Eagle’s first-ever tournament match-play.
Oklahoma Christian ended day one in 10th needing to move up two additional spots to qualify for match-play. The Eagle’s made up a 59-pin deficit over the course of four games with a 266 score in the 13th game.
The Shockers beat out the Eagles 191-188 in game one of the match but Oklahoma Christian took game two 205-202. Wichita State was able to take game three 207-149.
Oklahoma Christian will resume Dec. 17-18 for the Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invititational.
Women’s Bowling- Nov. 4
The Oklahoma Christian women’s bowling team fell one place shy of qualifying for match play in the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge at West Ridge Lanes.
The Lady Eagles finished with a Baker-game total of 2,656 pins and a total of 7,663 pins, which was 90 short of the eighth place team.
Oklahoma Christian will continue competition Dec. 19-20 for the Collegiate Shoot-Out in Las Vegas.
Women’s Soccer-Oct. 27
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer team concluded their season in a tough 8-0 loss against Newman University.
The Jets outshot the Lady Eagles 25-6. Jet’s player Grace Linton had a hat trick and added an assist to her totals. Newman finished third in league standings.
Oklahoma Christian finished the season with a 1-16 record and did not qualify for postseason play.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 27
The defense of the Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team has been a staple to their success throughout the length of the season. Despite another solid performance, the Eagles fell to No. 6 Midwestern State 1-0 in their final game of the 2018 season.
Oklahoma Christian freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet made 11 saves, which pushed his season total to a Heartland Conference leading 109 saves.
Midwestern State won the Heartland’s North Division title with 37 standings points and will be the number one seed for the postseason tournament.
This marks the end of the Eagles’ season, finishing with a 6-11-1 record.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 25
The Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team gave up a pair of second-half goals giving St. Edward’s the win 2-0 on Thursday.
The Hilltoppers scored in the 51st minute after a shot from Kieran Fuse ricocheted off an Eagle defender into the back of the net. St. Edward’s scored again in the 61st minute off the foot of Marcus Collins. The Eagles were outshot 17-2.
Oklahoma Christian was hindered in a comeback attempt after the 68th minute when graduate student Zourab Tsopourachvili received a red card, leaving the Eagles down a man for the remainder of the game.
Oklahoma Christian will finish their season against No. 6-ranked Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX this Saturday Oct. 27.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 25
The Oklahoma Christian women’s soccer team gave up two quick goals in the first half affair as they fell to Lubbock Christian University 6-0.
With the win over the Lady Eagles, Lubbock Christian cemented their spot in the women’s postseason tournament.
Lubbock Christian outshot Oklahoma Christian 32-2. The Lady Eagles’ shots came from junior Dakota Milner and freshman Cameryn Covington. Freshman goalkeeper Josie Knox made her first collegiate start and recorded 10 saves.
Oklahoma Christian will conclude their season Saturday Oct. 27 against Newman University in Wichita, KS.
Men’s Golf- Oct. 23
After winning the Territory Classic during last year’s fall season, the Oklahoma Christian men’s golf team repeated their success, winning their second tournament this year.
Oklahoma Christian came back on the final day of competition to win by one stroke in a tight race against St. Mary’s and Midwestern State.
The 16th- ranked Eagles had three top-10 finishers – senior Juan Pallach, senior Garrett White and junior Trevor Norby.
White and Pallach both shot 1-under to tie for fifth. Pallach led the field with 11 birdies.
This victory gives the Eagles their 62nd tournament win in program history and wraps up their fall season. Their spring season will kick off in early February with the California State-San Marcos Fujikura.
Women’s Golf- Oct. 23
The Oklahoma Christian women’s golf team finished second in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate behind No. 25-ranked Tarleton State.
Sophomore Abigail Rigsby finished regulation play tied for first and took her game into a four-hole playoff where she was able to pull off her second career victory. Rigsby was the only golfer to shoot under par on Tuesday’s round.
Senior Kate Goodwin shot a 72, which tied her for fifth in tournament play. Freshman Alexandria Bennett posted a 79 and tied for eighth.
The Oklahoma Intercollegiate was Oklahoma Christian’s last tournament for the fall season. They will resume action in the spring in early March for the Diffie Ford-Lincoln Invitational.
Men’s Bowling- Oct. 20-21
The Oklahoma Christian men’s bowling team missed qualifying for the match finals in their first Tier 1 tournament by one place.
At the Mid-States Championship in Wichita, KS, the Eagles posted a team score of 5,530 to place 11th after the first day of competition.
Freshman Joshua Imhoff ended the first day in 13th individually with 1,211 pins after six games.
On the second day of competition, the Eagles had to place in the top-eight to advance to match play, the championship round. However, they missed it, placing ninth with 9,358 pins over two days.
The Eagles next competition will be Nov. 3-4 in Lawrence, KS at the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge.
Women’s Bowling- Oct. 20-21
In the programs first Tier 1 tournament, the Oklahoma Christian women’s bowling team placed 16th in the final standings after two days of competition at the Mid-States Championship.
The Lady Eagles posted a team score of 3,272 pins after bowling on Sunday, which brought their overall total to 8,006.
After ending the first day in 17th place, the Lady Eagles improved and moved to finish in 16th place out of 26 teams.
Freshman Alexandria Ford led for the Lady Eagles, after the first day, placing 28th and averaging a 174 per game.
The Lady Eagles will compete in their next tournament in Lawrence, KS at the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge Nov. 3-4.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 20
Due to poor field conditions, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer team trekked across town to an alternate location in Oklahoma City to play Dallas Baptist University on Saturday .
The Patriots took an early lead at the South Lakes Soccer Club scored in the 10th minute of the game. The Eagles defense held strong despite losing goalkeeper junior Addison Milner midway through the first half.
In the 71st and 87th minute, Dallas Baptist extended their lead to 3-0 marking another loss for the Lady Eagles.
Replacing Milner, freshman goalkeeper Josie Knox finished with seven saves in 65 minutes of play.
Freshman Denise Bennett lead the Lady Eagles with three shots.
When the game finished, the Lady Eagles traveled back to the Oklahoma Christian campus where seniors Darrian Palacios, Lauren Parker, Michell Fuentes and Carley Cooley were honored.
The Lady Eagles will finish the season with two road games starting Thursday against Lubbock Christian University and ending Saturday against Newman University.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 20
Two goals by Newman University proved to be the deciding factors in Oklahoma Christian’s postseason chance.
With a 2-0 loss to Newman, the Eagles trail sixth-place Texas A&M International University by six points, which cannot be overcome to claim the final postseason spot.
The game remained even at 0-0 until the final 20 minutes of play. The Jets scored in the 72nd and 89th minutes.
Sophomore Garrett Blume and graduate student Zourab Tsopourachvili both lead the Eagles with two shots.
The Eagles will close the 2018 season with two final road games. They play St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX Oct. 25 and No. 3-ranked Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX Oct. 27.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 18
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer team lost Thursday night against Heartland Conference leader St. Edward’s University losing 7-0 at the Eagle Soccer Field.
The Hilltoppers scored five goals in the first 21 minutes.
Oklahoma Christian’s freshman Brianna Concienne and senior Darrian Palacios both recorded one shot on goal but St. Edward’s goalkeeper Annabel Sweeney denied both shots.
Junior goalkeeper Addison Milner finished with eight saves, increasing her season total to 99—the most in the Heartland Conference.
Palacios lead the way for the Lady Eagles with two shots.
The Lady Eagles will host Dallas Baptist University Saturday for senior day. Seniors Palacios, Carley Cooley, Lauren Parker and Michell Fuentes will be honored.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 18
Looking to keep their postseason dreams alive, the Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team played conference foe Rogers State University in Claremore, OK Oct. 18. Despite the close score, the Eagles dropped in conference standings, losing 3-2 to Rogers State.
This loss marked only the second road loss for the Eagles in the 2018 season.
Rogers State built an early 3-0 lead in the first 34 minutes of play. Down 3-0 after halftime, the Eagles managed to score two, but could not find the goal needed to tie the game.
Sophomore Garrett Blume scored the first goal for Oklahoma Christian in the 67th minute Then, senior Vanja Hodovic controlled a deflected ball and placed in the back of the net to give the Eagles their second goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet finished with six saves to add to his season total.
The Eagles remain on the road Saturday, Oct. 20 as they battle Newman University in Wichita, KS.
Men’s Golf- Oct. 16
In the final round of the South Central-West Regional Preview, the Oklahoma Christian men’s golf team placed fifth out of 27 teams Oct. 16 in St. George, Utah.
The Eagles, currently ranked 25th nationally, scored 9-under par on their final nine holes to record a 573 overall score to place fifth.
Senior Cameron Brown led the way for Oklahoma Christian, finishing 12th out of 135. Across two rounds of play, Brown recorded a 3-under-par 141 overall, which included four birdies.
Other top finishers for the Eagles, senior Garrett White and junior Trevor Norby, tied in 32nd with overall scores of 145.
After his performance, Brown was named Heartland Conference’s men’s golf player of the week and Eagle of the Week.
The Eagles also jumped in the Division II coaches’ poll, after their fifth-place finish, from No. 25 to No. 16.
Oklahoma Christian will close their fall season Oct. 22 and 23 at The Territory Classic in Duncan, OK, where they won the team title last year.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 13
The Oklahoma Christina men’s soccer team fell short in Saturday’s loss against Eastern New Mexico University, losing 2-1.
The Eagles were down by two goals with less than 30 minutes remaining and found a way to score to get within one.
Down by 2 goals with less than 30 minutes to play, junior Diego Vazquez scored in the 78th minute off a cross from senior Vincius Alves, but the Eagles were unable to score another to tie the game.
Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet ended with seven saves, increasing his season total to 81. He currently leads the Heartland Conference in saves.
After the loss, the Eagles dropped to eighth place with 13 standing points. To make post season play, the Eagles would have to move up two places to sixth.
Oklahoma Christian will more than likely need to win at least three of their remaining games to make it into the Heartland Conference postseason tournament. The Eagles will close the season with four consecutive road games starting Oct. 18 against Rogers State University at 7:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 13
The Oklahoma Christian women’s soccer team beat Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) for the first time in school history Saturday against winning 2-1.
Senior Lauren Parker and freshman Denise Bennett each scored in the first 17 minutes of play, and the Lady Eagles held the lead for the remainder of the game against the Lady Dustdevils. The Lady Eagles finished with seven shots on goal, and TAMIU shot five on frame.
The win redeemed Oklahoma Christian’s 4-0 loss against TAMIU that occurred earlier in the season.
Oklahoma Christian goalkeeper Addison Milner recorded four saves bumping her total to 91 on the season, which leads the conference. Milner was also named Eagle of the Week for her performance.
The Lady Eagles will return home for their last two home games of the season playing St. Edward’s University Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Dallas Baptist University Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 11.
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team went scoreless Thursday night losing 5-0 to West Texas A&M University.
West Texas A&M scored three goals in the first 30 minutes and extended their lead to five in the second half.
The Buffaloes out shout Oklahoma Christian 32-7. West Texas A&M’s Reece Schattle recorded a hat trick in the contest.
Junior Diego Vazquez recorded five of the Eagles’ shots, four were on goal, but none found the back of the net. In the goal, freshman Anthony Trabichet made 11 saves, tying his season high. Freshman Daniel Moss made his season debut in the goal for 14 minutes but finished with no saves.
The loss dropped the Eagles into a tie with St. Edward’s University for sixth place in conference standings. The top six teams will move on to postseason competition.
The Eagles will play their final regular season home game against eighth place Eastern New Mexico Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., which will mark a vital game for the postseason race.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 11
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer team came up short against St. Mary’s losing 1-0.
St. Mary’s scored the game’s only goal in the 31st minute and kept their lead for the remainder of the game. The loss marks the third game this season in which the Lady Eagles have fallen by a one-goal margin.
Oklahoma Christian put six shots on goal but St. Mary’s goalkeeper Erin Longford was able to deny all attempts.
Seniors Lauren Parker and Darrian Palacios each recorded two shots for the Lady Eagles.
Junior goalkeeper Addison Milner finished with six saves on the game, increasing her season total to 87—first in the Heartland Conference.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Texas A&M International in Laredo, TX Saturday Oct. 13 to play at 12 p.m.
Men’s Swimming- Oct. 6
At the Ouachita Baptist University three-team meet Oct. 6, the Eagles broke four school records.
Freshman Bergen Davis won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:17.44, breaking the previous school record of 4:18.17 by sophomore Daniel Rutledge. Sophomore Ryan Jennings set a new school record in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:57.89. Becoming the third individual at the meet to break a record, sophomore Zac Hawes broke the former 200 breaststroke record by .7 seconds with a time of 2:12.65.
Hawes’ new 200 breaststroke record marks his third school record this season.
The fourth record came from the Eagles’ 400 freestyle relay. In a time of 3:12.45, the team of sophomore Derek Duckworth, junior Kurt Gscheidle, freshman Brandon Heredia and Jennings broke the former record of 3:13.45 set at the RMAC Championships last season.
Oklahoma Christian also posted three other first place finishes Saturday. The 400 medley relay team of freshman Noah Woollweever, Hawes, Jennings and Heredia placed first in 3:33.38. Duckworth and Heredia both recorded individual wins for the Eagles. Duckworth swam a 1:48.29 to win the 200 freestyle and Heredia won the 50 freestyle in 21.54 seconds.
The Eagles will swim next in the Maroon-Gray Intrasquad meet they host at the Edmond YMCA Oct. 26.
Women’s Swimming- Oct. 6
In a three-team meet hosted by Ouachita Baptist University, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s swim team recorded two individual and one team wins.
Freshman Grace Hill placed first in the 400-yard individual medley, swimming a 4:51.16. Freshman Kaleigh Seitz also took first in her event, posting a 2:18.72 to win the 200 backstroke.
For relay events, Oklahoma Christian took first and second in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of juniors Jamie McGarrigle and Heidi Fritscher, sophomore Hailey Webster and freshman Andrea Rogers finished first in a time of 3:45.31.
The Lady Eagles placed second as a team in the meet.
Oklahoma Christian will host the Maroon-Gray Intrasquad meet at the Edmond YMCA Recreation and Aquatic Center Oct. 26.
Men’s Soccer- Oct. 6
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team played No.4-ranked Midwestern State Saturday at home.
Sophomore Landon Pope gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead with a shot to the back of the net off of an assist from freshman D’Waylan McIntosh in the seventh minute.
Midwestern State answered with a shot in the 39th minute to tie the game 1-1. The Mustands then scored three consecutive goals in the second half to defeat Oklahoma Christian 4-1.
Despite the loss, Oklahoma Christian still sits in playoff position. The Eagles have 13 standing points and are third in the North Division and fifth overall.
Freshman goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet made three saves in the loss. For his performance this week (including his fourth shutout of the season in the Eagles 1-0 win over DBU), Trabichet was named the Heartland Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, becoming the first Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer player to do so.
Trabichet leads the Heartland Conference with 63 saves this season and sits second in shutouts with four.
The Eagles will stay in Edmond, OK for their final two home games of the season. The Eagles battle West Texas A&M Thursday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Eastern New Mexico Saturday Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.
Women’s Soccer- Oct. 6
This Saturday, the Oklahoma Christian women’s soccer team fell short against Lubbock Christian in tough weather conditions at the Eagle Soccer Field.
Arely Jimenez started the scoring for the Chaparrals in the seventh minute giving them an early, 1-0, lead. Lubbock Christian then scored three goals late in the first half in the 38th, 42nd and 43rd minutes. Makenna Pate and Allison Scott each scored their second goals of the game in the second half in the 47th and 62nd minute.
Sophomore Brianna Concienne recorded three shots for the Lady Eagles. Senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Addy Gibbs added two shots, but Oklahoma Christian could not find the back of the net.
Oklahoma Christian will play St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX Oct. 11 and Texas A&M International University in Laredo Oct. 13.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 29
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team won another game on the road defeating University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) 2-1 in double overtime.
Senior Matheus Mantovani scored in the first minute on a pass from Diego Vasquez to give Oklahoma Christian an early lead. In the 54th minute, UTPB tied the game on a free kick by Jacob Tellez. Neither team scored during the remainder of regulation time.
Junior Diego Vasquez, in the second overtime, scored a golden goal capping the game off in the Eagles’ favor.
Oklahoma Christian was outshot 16-15 during the game, but outshot UTPB 3-2 in overtime play.
The Eagles will continue their road trip as they will take on Dallas Baptist Thursday at 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 29
The Lady Eagles soccer team fell short against St. Mary’s Saturday, losing 2-0.
St. Mary’s outshot Oklahoma Christian by a thin margin, 14-12.The Lady Eagles finished with five shots on goal, but could not get one to find the back of the net.
Junior goalkeeper Addison Milner recorded six saves on the game. She currently leads the Heartland Conference in saves this season with 57.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Rogers State to play the Lady Hillcats Thursday at 5 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country- Sept. 28
The Oklahoma Christian women’s cross-country team placed third out of six teams at the Red River XC Shootout in Burkburnett, TX.
Junior Kelsey Castillo recorded a career best, fourth place finish, running the 5,000-meter course in 20:16.89.
Two other Lady Eagle runners placed in the top 20 out of 63 runners. Senior Rachel Meyers ran a 21:09.82 to finish 12th and freshman Denise Battles placed 15th with a time of 21:13.63.
Other runners for Oklahoma Christian included freshman Payton Duesing, who finished 24th, sophomore Ellie Little placed 26th and freshman Caroline Schwab came in 35th.
The Lady Eagles will run next at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open Oct. 13 in Victoria, KS.
Men’s Cross Country- Sept 28
The Oklahoma Christian men’s cross country team ran at the Red River XC Shootout Sept. 28.
In the race, hosted by Midwestern State University at Camp Perkins, three Eagles recorded personal-best times. Sophomore Colton Meyers finished the 8K course in 26:35.14, freshman Chase Cate recorded 27:06.50 and freshman Nick Parizek recorded 28:13.79.
Meyers crossed the finish line .03 behind teammate sophomore Caleb Bozarth. Bozarth ran a 26:35.11 to take sixth place, while Meyers took third.
With a team score of 52, Oklahoma Christian placed second out of six teams, 27 points behind first place Cameron University.
The Eagles’ next race will be the Fort Hays State Tiger Open in Victoria, KS Oct. 3.
Women’s Soccer- Sept. 27
The Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer team fell to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Thursday night at the Eagle Soccer Field 4-0.
Heartland Conference’s 2017 offensive player of the year, Cio Bargallo, led the TAMIU with a hat trick scoring in the first, 18th , and 51st minutes.
A handful of Lady Eagles – junior Oby Okeke, senior Darrian Palacios, senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Corina Marin – each took two shots, none of which were able to find the back of the net. TAMIU outshot the Lady Eagles 18-11.
The Lady Eagles soccer team will stay home to host St. Mary’s Sept 29 at 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer- Sept. 27
The Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer team came away with a road win againstHeartland Conference opponent Lubbock Christian University Sept. 27.
With two minutes left before halftime, senior Matheus Mantovani scored to put the Eagles up 1-0. For the final 45 minutes of play, the Eagles defense shutout the Chaparrals to maintain the lead.
Oklahoma Christian goalkeeper freshman Anthony Trabichet made three saves, pushing his season total to 55. This was Trabichet’s third shutout of the season.
Oklahoma Christian currently sits third in the Heartland Conference’s North Division and is tied for sixth in the division. The conference postseason tournament takes the top six teams meaning that if the season ended today, Oklahoma Christian would make the playoffs.
The Eagles will travel to Odessa, TX, to play Texas-Permian Basin Saturday Sept 29.