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CHICKASHA – Donning pink uniforms in the third annual Pink Out Cancer game, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma couldn’t get an edge over the Golden Eagles and fell 3-1.

The game ended in a fairly even shot count, with USAO (1-8, 0-3) recording 14 shots, seven of which were on goal, and JBU (7-3, 2-1) notching seven shots on goal out of a total 16 shots.

The Drovers lone goal came as an equalizer in the first...

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CHICKASHA – Drovers Against Cancer and the USAO soccer teams will host their third annual Pink Out Cancer soccer games, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against John Brown.

For the game, both men’s and women’s soccer teams will don pink uniforms in an effort to raise awareness. Kick off for the women is at 1 p.m. with the men following at 3 p.m.

Fans from both teams are encouraged to wear pink as a united front against...

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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...

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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...

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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...