Date Published: 
10/02/2012
sports image: Calli Cooper

CHICKASHA – The Drovers continue to prove they are a soccer force to be reckoned with as they came back from a deficit to overtake Rogers State in overtime on Tuesday afternoon at Drover Pitch.

While the Drovers had six shots to RSU’s three in the first half, the beginning of the game didn’t go USAO’s way. The Drovers gave up a goal and went into halftime trailing 1-0.

Determined not to lose without a fight, the Drovers entered the second half with a vengeance. Getting off 13 shots as a team in the second half, USAO’s Ryah Vyse finally found the net in the 64th minute of the game.

Tied, the teams battled for another goal. With just three minutes left in the game, Calli Cooper found teammate Linda Addo, who netted the ball for her seventh goal of the season.

The Drovers were up 2-1 with 30 seconds left to a comeback victory when a corner kick and subsequent header by RSU’s Mikella Schexnider tied the game again.

Overtime saw near goals by both teams, but in the 97th minute of the game, senior Taylor Fain kicked in the important goal. Addo registered the assist on the play.

The Drovers edged the Hillcats 3-2. Freshman goalkeeper Brooke Worcester had two saves in the game and earned her seventh win.

The Drovers, who are 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, have now won their last seven games in a row.

USAO will travel to John Brown University to play on Saturday afternoon before returning home to play Mid-America Christian for the second annual Pink Out Cancer game on Oct. 9.

The Drovers will don pink uniforms for the game, which will feature the men at 2 p.m. and the women at 4 p.m. Colleges Against Cancer will be selling concessions at the games to raise money for cancer awareness and research.
 

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