For the first time in university history, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers men and women’s soccer teams are ranked in the Top 25 nationally.
The men will likely stay there after a 3-0 shut out against John Brown University on Saturday. The women, however, were defeated. The men started strong with Nikola Cakarevic scoring early with an assist from Alvar Rodriquez at the 2:04-minute mark. The Drovers spent the first half on the attack with goalkeeper Ryan Mcentee only seeing the ball a few times. Both teams struggled to score again until late in the second half. At the 67:10-minute marker, the Drovers got their second goal. Cakarevic passed the ball to Dusan Ravoic, who headed the ball past the Golden Eagles goalkeeper. Just three minutes later, the Drover struck again when Niall Crick netted the ball for third Drover goal. Rodriquez assisted the play. The Drovers dominated the Golden Eagles in shots attempted with more than 30. The men are 13-1 overall and 6-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. They play against Oklahoma City University at 7 p.m. Friday. They don’t play again until Nov. 3. John Brown University Lady Golden Eages defeated the Drovers 1-0. The teams battled for the ball and for goals during the entire first half, going into half time without any goals. Both teams had about an equal number of shots in the first half. Just three minutes after the second half started, Camille Malkiewiez of John Brown shot a goal post Drover goalie Destiny Wilson. The Drover women spent most of the last 15 minutes of the game on the attack but could not net the ball to tie the game. Wilson had three saves during the game. The Drovers out shot the Lady Golden Eagles with a combined 13 shots and six shot on goals. The Drover women are 10-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play. They play Northwestern Oklahoma State University at 5 p.m. in Alva and won’t play at home until Nov. 3.