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Soccer, Cross Country teams start season off


This week in sports, both the women’s and men’s soccer teams competed in two games. Along with soccer, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed at the annual University of Central Oklahoma Land Run at Santa Fe High School in Edmond Sept. 7.

The women’s soccer team lost their season opener against Northwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday, Sept. 5, 3-0. Senior Oby Okeke and junior Corina Marin each put up shots on goal for the Lady Eagles but did not connect. The team took the field again on Saturday, Sept. 7, against Southwestern Oklahoma State but lost 3-0. In the second half of action, Freshman Carson Hazel had a shot on goal but hit the crossbar.

The men’s team competed against Southern Nazarene University on Thursday, Sept. 5 and won. Sophomore Thomas Van der Meulen scored on a first half rebound. With the help of goalie Sophomore Anthony Trabichet recording seven saves, the Eagles ended the game with a score of 1-0. On Saturday, Sept. 7, the men’s team battled against Oklahoma Baptist University. Sophomore D’Waylan McIntosh scored for the Eagles in the first minute of the game. The game went intosecond overtime when Thomas Van der Meulen scored the game winning golden goal, off a pass from senior Diego Vazquez, leading the Eagles to a 2-1 victory over the Bisons.

Cross Country

Both cross country teams had qualityshowingsat the University of Central Oklahoma Land Run on Saturday. The men’s team came close to gettingtheir first team win since 2015, posting a team score of 64, trailing only Pittsburg State University. A pair of freshmen were the top finishers for the men’s team at the meet. Ethan Anthony finished sixth and Owen Pearce finished 11th.

The women’s team finished the meet in fourth place out of 13 teams competing. The top finishers were senior Kelsey Castillo and sophomore Kenya Bailey. Castillo finished 11th out of 129 runners, while Bailey finished 13th.


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