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CHICKASHA – Despite doubling the Lady Pioneers shot count on Tuesday afternoon, the Drovers fell to Wayland Baptist in a conference game at Drover Pitch.

The Lady Pioneers (7-3, 2-0), who top the Sooner Athletic Conference, scored three goals — all in the first half — to best the Drovers (1-7, 0-2) with a final score of 3-1.

USAO’s lone goal was a header into the left side of the goal by Ryah Vyse, directly off a corner...

Vanessa Yates

SHAWNEE – Coming into the conference opener, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers knew they were going to face tough competition and fell to exactly that on Friday night in Shawnee.

Oklahoma Baptist was the first test of the 2013 conference season for the Drover women and the Lady Bison took advantage to squeak by with a 3-2 victory.

The Drovers (1-6, 0-1) and Lady Bison were back and forth for the whole game...

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CHICKASHA – Much like 2012, the Drover women have gotten off to a rough start, but also like last season, the Drovers know they’re more talented than their record indicates. No one should write USAO off just yet, said junior Jade Ovendale.

“It started off a little shaky. It’s been a tough start to the season, but every game we’ve been improving,” she said. “I feel like when we get to the conference, we will get some more wins … if...

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CHICKASHA – A hat trick by a Bethel (Tenn.) Wildcat proved to be the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s undoing in the Sunday afternoon game at Drover Pitch.

Even though the Drovers (1-5) struck first — and last — a hat trick by Jaylene Tye secured Bethel’s 3-2 victory on Sunday.

USAO’s Linda Addo was the first on the board, netting a goal off an assist by Jade Ovendale 17 minutes into the game.


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CHICKASHA – The Drover women secured their first win of the season without a second thought — overcoming the McPherson College Bulldogs 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The University of Science and Arts Of Oklahoma started the season slow, but the Drovers (1-4) were eager to get on the board in Saturday’s game. Less than 20 minutes into the game, Megan Kettlewell and Jade Ovendale scored back-to-back goals to give the Drovers the 2-0...

Megan Wilkerson

CHICKASHA – The Drover women soccer team looked to be heading to their third overtime game of the year when a goal by Friends University sealed the victory for the Falcons in the Tuesday night game.

Falcon Meagen Beals, who had three shots on the game, with two being saved by USAO goalkeeper Addie Lee, scored the game-winning goal.

The Drovers (0-4) had the advantage all night with the shot count, but ultimately fell off a set...

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CHICKASHA – Taking on a Top 10 team proved to be more than University of Science and Arts of the Oklahoma’s women’s soccer team could handle. The University of Texas-Brownsville went home with the win on Thursday afternoon.

The No. 9 Ocelots (2-1) came out strong in the first 45 minutes of the game, completely shutting down the USAO offense.

Immediately after halftime, USAO’s Jade Ovendale scored the Drovers’ first goal...

Vanessa Yates

CHICKASHA – While on paper the Drovers might appear be in a season of transition — losing some irreplaceable seniors and coming into the season with some early injuries — all the ingredients for a breakout year are there.

“We are excited about where they are at now and where they hope they can develop,” head coach Jimmy Hampton said of the team. “Can we get better every day in training, every game we play? I think the answer is yes … I...

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CHICKASHA – After recording 24 saves in two games, Addie Lee was named the first Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week of the 2013 season.

In an away series over the weekend, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers found themselves in overtime twice. Lee recorded more than 200 minutes in the box.

In the second game of the season, Lee had 15 saves to force the game into overtime. The...

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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....