Eagles tie and drop one; Lady Eagles lose two

Photo by Jenny Rigney.

Photo by Jenny Rigney.

For the second time this season, the Oklahoma Christian University men’s soccer team ended a game against a Heartland Conference opponent in a 1-1 tie after two overtime periods, this time against Lubbock Christian University Oct. 7 while playing their home game in the Putnam City High School Stadium due to poor field conditions.

Freshman Cole Helterbrand scored the only goal of the game for the Eagles in the second half at the 55:23 mark on a six-yard shot to give Oklahoma Christian a 1-0 lead.

In the 68th minute, a defender for the Chaparrals received a yellow card then a red card, leaving Lubbock Christian down a player for the remainder of the game.

Junior Clay Collier headed in the ball in the 70th minute, but the Eagles were offside and the goal was waved off.

The Eagles outshot the Chaparrals 19-13 for the game.

During the 87th minute, the Chaparrals were awarded a free kick following an Oklahoma Christian foul, which was converted for a last-minute goal to send the game into overtime.

Neither team scored during the two periods of extra time, leading to a 1-1 finish.

Junior Gianluca Marchetti had eight saves on the game.

Playing against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the Eagles gave up a hat trick on the way to a 4-2 loss in their second game of the week, playing a home game on the Midwest City Soccer Club field.

Oklahoma Christian fell behind early as the Falcons took a 3-0 lead in a 30-minute time frame.

The Eagles held the shot advantage for the game 17-14.

The Eagles went scoreless during the first half until the last five seconds, when junior Matheus Mantovani converted a penalty kick for the first Oklahoma Christian goal, bringing the score to 3-1.

Brandon Lee scored for the third time on the game in the 49th minute to put Eagles down 4-1.

In the 58th minute, senior Anthony Buchanan scored off a rebound to bring the lead down to 4-2.

Junior Gary Goldsboro Jr. replaced Marchetti at halftime, Marchetti had one save while Goldsboro had two.

The Lady Eagles soccer team continued their six-game road trip in Alva, OK, as they fell for the fourth time in overtime 4-3 to Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oct. 3.

Freshman Myah Buhler scored her first career goal in the 11th minute to give Oklahoma Christian an early 1-0 lead. The Rangers answered back in the 18th minute and took a 2-1 lead in the 28th minute.

Freshman Corina Marin scored in the 51st minute and in the 56th minute, senior Courtney Nixon pushed the Lady Eagles back in the lead at 3-2.

Northwestern tied the game up in the 83rd minute to send the game into overtime.

During the second overtime period, Oklahoma Christian was called for a hand-ball leading to a penalty kick, which the Rangers converted to end the game 4-3.

Northwestern outshot the Lady Eagles 30-17, leading to sophomore Addison Milner matching her career high in saves at 11, pushing her season save total to 84.

In their last game of the road trip, the Lady Eagles traveled to Lubbock, TX to play Lubbock Christian, losing 3-0 Oct. 7.

The game was scoreless until the 38th minute when Lubbock Christian took a 1-0 lead. The Chaparrals scored two more times, once in the 72nd minute and another in the 79th minute to take a 3-0 advantage.

The Lady Eagles lost the shot battle 21-1.

Milner had her fifth double-digit save game of the season, adding to her Heartland Conference leading total of 95.

The Eagles will head to Newman, KS to play Newman University and the Lady Eagles will take on St. Mary’s University in their first game at home since Sept. 16, both games are Oct. 12.

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