Lady Eagles drop conference opener at LCU

Sports Editorial

Despite managing eight saves to the Lady Chap’s four, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s soccer suffered a 4-0 loss to Lubbock Christian University Thursday night, in the Lady Eagle’s conference opener.

Coming into the game, the Lady Chaps were 2-0 on the season, 6-0 in their last six conference openers and have won their last ten home games.

Lady Eagle head Coach Randall Robison spoke of Thursday’s game as ‘a game of two halves.’

“I felt we played a very good first half,” Robison said. “We moved the ball well and defended well, despite playing in the wind.”

The Lady Chaps managed  23 shots, 12 of those being on goal, while the Lady Eagles had nine total shots, with four of those on goal.

“The foul call that led to the first goal of the game was unfortunate at best,” Robison said. “However, we must do better with staying without runners defensively.”

The Lady Chaps led 1-0 after the first half, but shot three goals in the second half to finish the game 4-0, with the last goal coming in the 86th minute. Ashley Ledford led the Lady Chaps with two goals.

Oklahoma Christian goalkeeper sophomore Carina Schanz had eight saves, while the Lady Chaps had four.

“I was confident the girls would take care of things in the second half but we never chose to compete,” Robison said. “The goals in the second half came from maintaining our composure and immature decision making. We need to stay mentally tough in our second halves.”

The game puts the Lady Eagle’s conference record at 0-1. They will host Southern Nazarene University Tuesday, Sep. 13 at 7 p.m.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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