Eagles and Lady Eagles drop two

Photo by Jenny Rigney.

Photo by Jenny Rigney.

The Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team traveled to San Antonio, TX to challenge St. Mary’s University Sept. 28 in a game which saw the Eagles fall to 3-4-1 on the season.

Oklahoma Christian fell behind 0-1 early as the Rattlers scored in the 5th minute of play.

The Eagles were tied in shots attempted in the first half, but St. Mary’s outshot them 10-4 in the second half to finish the game with a 13-7 shot advantage.

In the 72nd minute, a red card led to an ejection from the game for senior Tyler Buchanan, leaving the Eagles a player down heading into the final 15 minutes of the game. The Rattlers capitalized on the advantage, scoring from inside the box to go up 2-0 at the 87:22 mark.

Reigning Heartland defensive player of the week, junior Gianluca Marchetti had five saves on the game.

The two-game road trip to Texas ended Sept. 30, as the Eagles fell 2-0 to Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX.

It was a scoreless first half, with both teams tied in shots taken at 6-6, but the Eagles fell behind in the second half and lost the shot battle 15-10.

In the 52nd minute, the Dustdevils took a 1-0 lead off a penalty kick following an Oklahoma Christian foul.

At the 76:08 mark, the lead jumped to 2-0 on a shot from the left side. Marchetti ended the game with four saves.

The Lady Eagles continued their six-game road trip with a stop in Claremore, OK to play against Rogers State University, where they lost 2-0 Sept. 28.

Oklahoma Christian was outshot 14-3 in the first half and 24-8 on the game.

Both goals for the Hillcats came in the first half, the first at 5:44 on a shot from the center field a nd the second in the 31st minute off a rebounded shot.

Sophomore Addison Milner tied the highest single-game save total in the Heartland Conference this season with 11, while also recording her third double-digit save game of the season. She has four of the five highest save total games in the conference and leads the conference with 68 saves.

Traveling to Wichita, KS, the Lady Eagles fell 6-2, dropping to 0-7 in Heartland Conference play against Newman University.

In the first 19 minutes of play, the Lady Eagles gave up three goals, falling behind the Jets 11-0 in shots in the first half. They gave up another goal two minutes into the second half as the Jets went up 4-0.

At the 49:15 mark, the Jets failed to clear the ball and scored an own goal to bring the deficit to 4-1 for the Lady Eagles.

Freshman Chanie Scrivner scored in the 52nd minute from 16-feet out off an assist from junior Lauren Parker to shave another point off the lead, making the score 4-2.

The Lady Eagles gave up two more goals, one in the 60th minute and one in the 75th minute as the Jets added two more points to their lead, going up 6-2.

Oklahoma Christian had zero shot attempts in the first half, and the Jets outshot the Lady Eagles 20-4 on the game.

Milner had five saves to bring her league-leading save total to 73.

The Eagles will return home to play against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Oct. 5, and the Lady Eagles finish off their road trip playing against Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oct 3 and Lubbock Christian University Oct. 7.

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