CHICKASHA – Two games into the 2013 season and the Drover women have headed into overtime in both games. And, unfortunately for the young team, have fallen twice.
In the final minute of Sunday afternoon’s game, a last-minute shot fell into the goal for Our Lady of the Lake.
Drovers (0-2) went into the game looking for win No. 1 of the 2013 season, but ultimately the Saints offense was too much for the Drovers, who fell 3-2.
In the back and forth game, both teams traded goals until the Saints scored two unanswered goals to win the game.
The Drovers scored first after having two previous shots almost go in. Junior newcomer Jade Ovendale from Wisbech, England, struck first with her second goal as a Drover.
The Drovers went into the second half leading 1-0. Goalkeeper Addie Lee saved seven goals in the first half alone, and ended the game with 15 total saves.
It was the second half that was the difference maker for the Saints as the offense picked up with shot after shot. Victoria Diaz tied the game at one each with 21 minutes left in the half.
With sixteen minutes left in the game the Drovers took the lead back with a goal from junior Linda Addo, her first on the season. The Drovers kept the lead for about a minute before the Saints took over from there.
The equalizer was scored by OLLU’s Victoria Vazquez, who ended up scoring the game winner in overtime on a penalty kick.
The Drovers will look for the first win of the 2013 season at the home opener against UT-Brownsville. The game is set for 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Drover Pitch.
It will also be the first game that USAO will broadcast via live streaming on its athletic site, usao.edu/sports.