CHICKASHA – The Drovers came back from a two-goal deficit to win Saturday afternoon’s game 3-2 against conference foe Southwestern Christian at Drover Pitch.
The Drovers, who are receiving votes nationally, now sit at second in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
On Saturday, the Eagles (9-6, 4-4) entered halftime up by one, and minutes into the second half, nailed in another goal on a one-on-one battle against USAO keeper Bryan Byars (9-4).
Not content to fall, the Drovers (9-4, 6-1) began a three-goal comeback to secure the victory. Five minutes after the Eagles’ second goal, Tal Zloczower fed the ball to USAO’s Stephen Owusu, who slammed it into the left side of the goal.
It took the Drovers nearly 20 more minutes to score the equalizer. For that goal, Nicolas Alberto, who had a hat trick in Tuesday’s win at Mid-America Christian, passed the ball to Kalokwera Okot, who had entered the game just minutes before. Okot took the pass and sailed it past SCU’s Kyle Mickleburgh.
The game appeared to be heading into overtime when, just 10 minutes before regulation ended, Owusu scored an unassisted goal to give the Drovers their first lead of the game and the win.
Despite the early deficit, the Drovers had dominated the game offensively from the beginning. They outshot the Eagles 17-3 in the first half and 35-6 for the game.
USAO will play at Southwestern Assemblies of God on Tuesday afternoon before returning home for their final home game of the regular season, Senior Day, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 1.