The women’s golf team had their season opener Sept. 9-10 at the Northeastern State Women’s Classic at the Cherokee Springs Golf Club. The Lady Eagles finished in third place with three players in the top 10. Juniors Shaley Goad and Felicity Wittenberg along with sophomore Alexandria Bennett led the Eagles throughout the tournament.
The men’s team had two tournaments this week—the Great American Conference Preview and the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational—both Sept. 9-10.
At the Great American Conference Preview, the Eagles finished in fourth place out of the eight teams competing. Said Powers, a freshman, lead the Eagles at this tournament, tying for third place. A pair of redshirt freshmen, Walker LaRue and Ransen Turner, both yielded good results, tying for 14th in the 57-man field.
The other group of golfers brought home a win for the Eagles at the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational. This group, led by junior Andres Brictson, forced playoffs after two back-to-back birdies on the last two holes. Bricston then secured his third collegiate win on the fourth hole of the playoff with a par putt.
Both the women’s and men’s soccer teams faced off against multiple teams this week, with the women playing against East Central University and the University of Central Oklahoma. The men’s team squared off against Rogers State University and Northeastern State University.
The Lady Eagles played against East Central on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and despite outshooting the Tigers, the Eagles lost 1-0. Junior, Thalia Delgado had two shots on goal, while Oklahoma Christian goalkeeper freshman Gabby Goddard made two saves.
The Lady Eagles were pitted against University of Central Oklahoma on Friday, Sept. 13. Junior Brianna Concienne and freshman Isabel Brazil both scored the first two goals of the season 74 seconds apart in the second half. This was the most goals the women’s team has ever scored against Central Oklahoma, but it was not enough to stop the Bronchos. The final score was 5-2 Central Oklahoma.
The men’s team squared off against Rogers State Thursday, Sept. 12. Diego Vasquez connected on a penalty kick for the Eagles, tying the game in the 66th minute. Eagles’ sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Trabichet, had 10 saves, but a late game goal from the Hillcats led to the Eagles losing 2-1.
Later in the week, the Eagles played Northeastern State Saturday, Sept. 14. Freshman Ian Ardendse scored the only goal for the Eagles in the 77th minute, but it was not enough to catch up to Northeastern State. The Eagles lost 3-1.
The swim team had its season opener Sunday, Sept. 15, in Lawrence, KS, at the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Open Water Championships. Three swimmers from the men’s team went to compete in the annual 5k. Sophomore Andrew Ehler posted the best results, finishing 21st out of the 46 competitors. Fellow sophomore Bergen Davis finished 31st and junior Caleb Brown finished 36th overall.
Oklahoma Christian’s Ultimate Frisbee team made its debut Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Rookie Ride at West Bank Soccer Park, boasting three wins against Division I teams. The new team beat Missouri State 11-6, Tulsa 11-2 and Kansas State 10-9. Leading the team were freshmen Kevin van Roosmalen and Larry Crooks. Roosmalen posted a 17 plus-minus and Crooks scored 10 goals in his debut.
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