CHICKASHA–A big day on the offense helps the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1-0) grab the 2-0 shutout of Bethany College (0-1).
The Drovers had 27 shots compared to the Swedes’ lone first-half shot.
The first goal came from USAO newcomer Colin Kanwischer, who headed the ball in from a direct pass from Jean Gnapi to take the 1-0 lead.
The next goal came with 19 seconds left in the first half as Luka Rasovic grabbed the goal off a bomb from 25 yards out for the final goal of the evening.
USAO goalkeeper Bryan Byars grabbed another shutout to bring his four-year career total to 32, helping him move closer to the NAIA all-time record of 44.
The leading shooter for the Drovers was Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year Liam Madden, who had seven shots on the day.
The next game for the Drovers will be at 5 p.m. Saturday against Kansas Wesleyan to finish up the road trip before coming home to face Our Lady of the Lake on Friday at 3 p.m.
Following the home opener, USAO will host an Alumni Game for former players to once again don the Drover uniform. The opener and the Alumni Game will be free and open to the public.