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CHICKASHA – The Drovers started conference play with a bang, crushing the Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers 6-0 on Thursday afternoon at Drover Pitch.

Just 14 minutes into the game, USAO’s Kalokwera Okot scored his second goal of the season off an assist by Nicolas Alberto.

Less than 10 minutes later, Jean Gnapi found Perry Sansford to give the Drovers a 2-0 lead. Minutes later — and then minutes apart — Stephen Owusu scored...

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CHICKASHA – Junior Nicolas Alberto has helped lead the Drovers to the NAIA Quarterfinals both years he’s been to USAO, but this season, he’s hungry for more.

“As a team, I just want to win the title; go to nationals and win the title. Nothing less. That’s why I came back,” Alberto said. “Now, I’m a team captain so I have to work really hard in practice to show the young kids to follow my lead.”

Alberto took on the...

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CHICKASHA – The No. 5 USAO Drovers didn’t allow a single shot against them in a Friday afternoon 7-0 shutout over the Bethany College at Drover Pitch.

It took mere minutes for the Drovers to strike. Just four minutes into the game, freshman Liam Madden scored his first goal of the season off an assist by team captain Nicolas Alberto.

Five minutes later, Perry Sansford scored another for USAO off a double assist by...

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CHICKASHA – It’s been 40 years of blood, sweat and tears. Forty years of struggles and forty years of success. Forty years of Shining Moments.

USAO will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Drover Athletics in first weekend of November. Registration, which is just $65 for a weekend full of events, is open currently, but prices will increase in less than two weeks. The deadline for early bird registration is Sept. 30.

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CHICKASHA – After two 4-0 shutouts this week, two of the No. 5 Drovers’ starters earned Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors.
 

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers remain undefeated after a 4-0 shutout over Northwood University on Friday afternoon.

I took the Drovers a while to catch their stride in the home match. Despite outshooting the Knights 7-3 in the first half, the game went into halftime scoreless.

Finally, 65 minutes into the game junior Perry Sansford got things rolling with the first goal of the game off an assist by Liam Madden.

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CHICKASHA – Despite a tough battle for 110 minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Drovers found themselves earning their second tie of the season as the game against Lyon College ended scoreless after two overtime periods.

While they got 17 shots off during the game, the Drovers (2-0-2) struggled to net the ball while defending their own goal nearly flawlessly.

The Drovers, who are ranked third nationally, outshot the...

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CHICKASHA – With several starters having graduated, no one was quite sure how the 2012 men’s soccer team at USAO would begin this season.

“We’re a young team, so it’s been a real good start for us,” Byars said of the first three games. “The concerns are still there. But we’ve had some boys step up into positions, so it’s not as bad as it was at the very, very beginning.”

The Drovers had to compete against two highly-...

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CHICKASHA – For the first time in school history, the Drover men’s soccer team broke into the NAIA Top 5, sitting at third in the nation in the most recent NAIA Poll.

“It shows a great amount of respect and recognition for what our program has been able to do the last couple of years, combined with a few big wins this year,” Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “We’re honored people think we are headed to new heights.”

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CHICKASHA – Junior Nicolas Alberto’s game-winner over No. 2 Baker University earned him the title Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Alberto, a forward from Paris, France, scored in the 108th minute of Friday’s game to give seventh-ranked Drovers the win in double overtime over second-ranked Baker in the NAIA Game of the Week.

This is the first SAC Player of the Week awarded for the 2012 season. Oklahoma...