EDMOND -- For the second time this season, the women's soccer team at USAO has out-muscled a nationally-ranked opponent as they defeat Oklahoma Christian University 3-1 Sept. 29.
The Oklahoma Christian Lady Eagles were ranked 17th in the NAIA and number one in the Sooner Athletic Conference. USAO was ranked number two in the SAC. The Drovers defeated then 17th ranked Texas Wesleyan Sept. 18. The win at Oklahoma Christian was the first in history for the Drover women in Edmond.
Erin Coggan of Cedar Hill, Texas started the Drovers off with a goal at the 16:25 minute marker -- assisted by Calli Cooper of Norman. The Lady Eagles Stephanie Duncan answered back at the 22:16 minute mark with an unassisted goal to tie the game.
After a constant battle back and forth between the teams, Samantha Dehart of Union City found Taylor Fain of Edmond who gave the Drovers the lead 2-1.
Cooper capitalized on a penalty kick at 82:38 mark to stretch the Drover lead and win to 3-1. The Drover women add a win to their record of 7-2.
In the second game, the USAO men improved their season record to 8-1 with a win over the Eagles by a score of 1-0. USAO is number two in the SAC, while the OC Eagles team is number four.
Both teams started the game amped with energy. Drover David Otieno of Nairobi, Kenya scored the only point of the game at the 29:36 minute mark with an assist from Nikola Cakarevic of Belgrade, Serbia. The game was the fourth consecutive shutout by the Drover men.
The game turned out to be a defensive battle. Each team only had three shots on goal.
Both the Drover men and women return to Drover Pitch on Oct. 2 to take on Mid-America Christian. The women start at 1 p.m. and the men take the field at 3. Live updates of the game will be available on the USAO Live Twitter site at www.twitter.com/usaolive. Season stats and other information is available on the USAO sports website at www.usao.edu/usao-sports.