Eagles soccer lose two; Women lose final home games

Senior Evan Helker saved two goals in last weeks game against Dallas Baptist University. Photo by Jenny Rigney.

Senior Evan Helker saved two goals in last weeks game against Dallas Baptist University. Photo by Jenny Rigney.

A goal in the opening minute of Thursday’s game led to a Heartland Conference rival Dallas Baptist University victory over the Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team 1-0. This marks the sixth one-goal loss of the season for Oklahoma Christian.

The Eagles outshot Dallas Baptist 18-13 throughout the game and took 11 corner kicks.

In the 44th minute, senior Sergio Flores attempted a shot, but missed when his shot was deflected off the crossbar.

Senior goalkeeper Evan Helker finished with five saves before leaving the game in the 56th minute. His replacement, sophomore Gary Goldsboro Jr., finished out his first appearance of the year with one save.

In the second game of the two-game road trip, Oklahoma Christian fell 6-0 to St. Edwards University on Saturday.

In the first 18 minutes, St. Edwards scored three goals and outshot the Eagles 25-3 for the entire game.

Senior Cesar Zepeda, senior Troy Tipperconnic and junior Ignacio Barboza recorded the three shots for Oklahoma Christian.

Helker started for the Eagles but exited after St. Edwards’ scored its first goal in the 11th minute. He finished with two saves

In his second appearance of the season, Goldsboro made seven saves after relieving Helker.

The Eagles will host Rogers State University on Thursday night, which is also senior night for eight members of the team. The team will finish their season on Saturday at Midwestern State University.

The Lady Eagles soccer team put one point on the board early, but St. Edward’s held on long enough to come out with a 3-1 win on Thursday.

With this loss, Oklahoma Christian was eliminated from postseason contention, while St. Edwards moved closer to the regular-season title.

The Hilltoppers held the Lady Eagles without a shot until the 36th minute, as they outshot them 21-5, allowing the the Hilltoppers to build a 2-0 lead.

In the 55th minute, St. Edwards took a 3-0 lead and took their starters out and cleared the bench.

Freshman Jen Atherton scored the first and only goal for Oklahoma Christian in the 69th minute after a successful free kick from freshman Courtney Hernandez. This was the first goal made against St. Edwards since September 24th.

Sophomore Carina Schanz finished with six saves on the night for Oklahoma Christian.

Saturday, in their final home game of the season, the Lady Eagles fell 1-0 to Dallas Baptist University in overtime for the second straight season.

“We played well in Saturday’s game,” sophomore Rubi Villegas Aguilar said. “We were a team on the field and everyone could tell. The other team had one chance and they took it. However, I’m very proud of my team.”

The Patriots only held a 13-10 advantage on shots against Oklahoma Christian as the Lady Eagles held a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal.

In the first two minutes of overtime, the Patriot’s managed to score off a failed corner kick, ending with a scramble in front of the net.

Schanz made five saves on the game.

This game was the final home game for two Oklahoma Christian seniors, Amanda Cooper and Sophia Brazil, who were both honored before the game.

The Lady Eagles will play their last two games of the season on the road against Newman University on Thursday night and Rogers State University on Saturday afternoon.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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