CHICKASHA – After a disappointing start for the Drover men, the team rallied together and created a dominating force, winning 10 in a row and setting themselves in a position to earn another trip to the NAIA National Championship tournament.
“We started off not particularly fantastic coming in 4-4,” senior defender Phil Pryor said. “We won the last 10 games … Now, we are in our conference final, which is great, and this is back where we used to be.”
CHICKASHA– With the season coming to an end for women’s cross country, the Drovers finish off the 2013 campaign with an 8th place at Sooner Athletic Conference meet on Saturday morning.
The Drovers faced their fair share of hardships in the season but found a way to secure several personal records — as well as team records — for a second-year program at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
“I’m pleased with cross country, we set a few personal records this year, which will help us build for next year,” Head Coach Leandra Johnson said.
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CHICKASHA – The No. 24 Drovers secured their place in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship with a 3-0 shutout over Northwood University on Monday afternoon at Drover Pitch in Chickasha.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (14-4, 9-1) will face the winner of Monday night’s game between Saint Gregory’s and Texas Wesleyan. The SAC Championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at USAO.
CHICKASHA– The Drovers (6-11) came into the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament looking to upset the no. 3 seed Wayland Baptist to continue the season.
The Drovers ultimately had the shot advantage throughout the game, but fell 1-0 on Saturday evening to the Pioneers in the Sooner Athletic Conference quarterfinals.
With the loss, USAO ends a season which saw the Drovers show progress in the conference season to grab the six seed in the playoffs. The team outshot Wayland Baptist 18-11, but had trouble finding the back of the net.