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CHICKASHA – A win and a tie in the final two games of the season secured the Drovers’ spot at second in the conference going into the conference tournament.

Winning the conference tournament would send the Drovers to the NAIA National Tournament for the second time in school history.

The Drovers will host seventh-seed Lubbock Christian in the first round at 2 p.m. Friday. USAO battled LCU just last week in Lubbock,...

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CHICKASHA – In the summer of 2008, Annie Zoch made one of the toughest — and consequently one of the best — decisions of her life.

Zoch, from Mannford, turned down a scholarship from Oklahoma State University and instead decided to attend USAO.

“I originally chose USAO because my sister already was there,” Zoch said. “I am so glad that I did, my college experience was better than I ever imagined it could be.”

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers went back and forth with Oklahoma Baptist on Tuesday afternoon before taking the final goal to give USAO an important conference win.

With the win, the Drovers (9-6) are now 4-2 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and well on their way to another conference tournament.

It didn’t take long for the scoring to get underway. OBU’s Elisa Brito scored a goal just eight minutes into the game. Just...

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CHICKASHA – Linda Addo scored her second hat trick of the season on the way to a USAO win over Mid-America Christian on Tuesday afternoon at Drover Pitch.

Addo had her hand in all four goals for the Drovers in the game. After being part of a double assist to Megan Wilkerson in the team’s first goal, Addo went on to score three in a row in the second half. Vanessa Yates is credited with the other assist in the first goal.

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CHICKASHA – For the second year in a row, Drover soccer has teamed up with Drovers Against Cancer to bring fans the Pink Out Cancer soccer game, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

For the game, which will be against Mid-America Christian, both men’s and women’s soccer teams will don pink uniforms in an effort to raise awareness. Kick off for the men is at 2 p.m., and the women will follow at 4 p.m.

Fans from both teams...

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CHICKASHA – Coming in as a freshman at the height of the program, Ryah Vyse is excited to continue the women’s soccer success this year.

“For the team, I’d love to get to nationals like they did last year,” she said. “I’ve heard so many stories of it being a great experience and stuff. It would be good for the team, and it shows our hard work has paid off.”

While the season started off rough, the Drovers have won...

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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.

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CHICKASHA – Having completely turned their season around, the Drover women had no problem overtaking Friends University on Friday afternoon, beating the Falcons 6-1.

The Drovers, who outshot the Falcons 32-7, struck first with a header by freshman Ryah Vyse off an assist by Taylor Fain just 15 minutes into the game.

Close to halftime, Fain then scored the Drovers’ second goal off an assist by Megan Wilkerson. The...

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CHICKASHA – Opening conference play on Thursday afternoon, the Drover women went on to shut out Saint Gregory’s with a 4-0 win at home.

The Drovers dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Cavaliers 27-5 for the game. Sixteen of USAO’s shots were on goal.

The Drovers got lucky early on as SGU committed an own goal to give the Drovers a 1-0 lead. But it wasn't long before sophomore Linda Addo knocked in another...

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CHICKASHA – The Drover women had no problem earning their fourth victory in a row on Friday afternoon against the Bethany College Swedes.

The Drovers knocked in seven unanswered goals, shutting out Bethany College 7-0 and outshooting the Swedes 32-7.

Starting off the scoring was senior captain Calli Cooper, who found the net off an assist by Ryah Vyse. Cooper then helped out with an assist just two minutes later,...