CHICKASHA – Saint Gregory’s was no match for either Drover soccer teams on Tuesday afternoon, and USAO came away with two clean wins.
The Drover men — ranked 15 in a poll released Tuesday — fought tough against the Cavs, ending the match with a 7-2 win. They started off the game with a goal by junior Niall Crick in the seventh minute, but the Drovers were not able to score a second until the second half of the game. Crick had three assists against SGU.
The men punched out another six goals in the following 45 minutes. Senior Daniel Gibson added another two goals to his count on the season. Gibson has had back-to-back two-goal games.
Defender Scott Parkinson had his first career goal off a header on Tuesday.
Freshman Nicolas Alberto scored a goal and had two assists in the game. Also scoring were Nikola Cakarevic, who also had an assist, and Dusan Rasvoic, off an assist by junior Breno Figueiredo.
Keeper Ryan Mcentee had two saves in the game.
After three road conference losses, Coach Jimmy Hampton has moved a few players around in the last few games, and Annie Zoch has found her stride at forward.
Zoch scored four goals for the Drovers in a 10-0 shutout against SGU. Zoch, normally a defender, has scored only two other goals this year and three in her nearly three seasons at USAO.
The Drovers’ 10 goals were flanked by goals from juniors Jordyn Yates and Leslie Bross. Yates, who also had an assist Tuesday, scored USAO’s first goal within minutes of kickoff and Bross scored the Drovers’ last goal. She also had an assist in the game.
Also scoring Tuesday were Calli Cooper, Mistery Neal, Lauren Carter and Taylor Fain. Junior Brittany Jay broke a school record in most assists in a game with five. Senior Alex Cernigliaro and junior Gabby Martinez each had two assists.
Goalkeeper Nikki Thomas played more than 70 minutes in the box and had two saves. Freshman Addie Tipton also had a save in Tuesday’s contest.
The Drover men are 11-2 and 5-2 in conference play. The women are 7-5-1 and 3-4 in the conference.
The Drovers take on Rogers State on Saturday for their last regular-season home game. The games, which begin at 2 p.m., also serve as Senior Day.
Published: Oct. 19, 2010