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OKLAHOMA CITY – After 90 tough minutes of ball, the Drover women earned their first ever Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a 1-0 win on the road against No. 14 Oklahoma City.

The Drovers and the Stars both move on to the opening round of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Tournament on Nov. 19 with automatic bids.

“I’m so proud of our girls,” Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “They fought hard tonight. It’s tough to...

CHICKASHA – For the first time in school history, the Drover women have advanced beyond the Sooner Athletic Conference Quarterfinals. They defeated Mid-America Christian in a much-needed overtime win.

“It was definitely very exciting. I think our team worked so hard this year, and we definitely deserve it,” said junior Erin Coggan. “I have to admit, I was so exhausted after that, and I was so excited she scored.”

BETHANY – A big win over No. 25 Southern Nazarene sends the Drovers to the Sooner Athletic Conference Finals for the first time in the women’s program’s history.

USAO defeated the Crimson Storm in the SAC Semifinals 2-0.

“I’m so proud and happy for the women,” Coach Jimmy Hampton said. “I give all the credit to them.”

Excited to be in their first Semifinal match and eager to best SNU, who’d beat them in the...

CHICKASHA – After a helping lead the back line all season, highlighted with a shutout in the Sooner Athletic Conference Quarterfinals, Gabby Barros was named the SAC’s final Defensive Player of the Week.

The defender has been instrumental all season in helping the Drovers achieve a 13-5 overall record and the program’s first SAC Semifinal appearance after the quarterfinal win on Saturday.

In that game, Barros and the...

CHICKASHA – Epitomizing student-athlete, three USAO Drover soccer players were named Capitol One Academic All-District on Friday.

To earn the honor, athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher, be at least of sophomore status and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games. One Drover man, Niall Crick, and two Drover women, Leslie Bross and Gabby Barros, earned the honor.

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CHICKASHA – Continuing their strong season, the Drover women move on to the SAC Semifinals for the first time in school history after a hard-earned win 1-0 over Mid-America Christian on Saturday afternoon.

The Drovers will move on to play at 7 p.m. at Southern Nazarene on Tuesday. SNU advanced over John Brown in penalty kicks.

The winner of Monday’s match will go on to play the winner of a game between Rogers State and...

CHICKASHA – It’s been another strong season for Coach Jimmy Hampton and his Drover women, as they have been invited to the SAC tournament yet again and will host the opening round this season.

The Drover women (12-5, 7-4) finished near the top of the SAC this year, coming in with the third seed and hosting Mid-America Christian at 2 p.m. Saturday. Earlier this season, the Drovers defeated MACU 1-0 at home.

CHICKASHA – The Drover women had a tough time against the Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm, who remain undefeated in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

After giving up two quick goals, the Drovers responded with two goals in eight minutes to tie to the game before halftime. Both goals were by Calli Cooper and Taylor Fain earned her 30th career assist on one of those.

Unfortunately for USAO, Southern Nazarene squeaked by...

CHICKASHA – In the final game of the Drovers’ home stand on Tuesday, USAO fell to conference foe Rogers State.

Against the Hillcats, USAO battled most of the game, outshooting its opponents 22-6. Unfortunately for the Drovers, they weren’t able to secure a goal.

CHICKASHA – After a combined 6-0 record last week from the Drover men’s and women’s teams, two Drovers were named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17.

Calli Cooper
Midfielder Calli Cooper had two game-winning goals and scored three-quarters of USAO’s goal last week. She was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week for the women.