CHICKASHA – The Drovers dropped as the clock wound down in their Thursday afternoon home opener against the University of Texas-Brownsville.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma scheduled its toughest season to date, and the effects already are showing on the Drovers (1-2).
On Thursday, the game looked to be another Drover domination as Stephen Owusu knocked in USAO’s first goal just three minutes into regulation. Liam Madden assisted the goal.
But UTB, on revenge from a loss to USAO in the national tournament a few years ago, wasn’t going to sit quietly. The Ocelots scored two goals within a minute of each other to take the lead just 10 minutes later.
Nat Scott scored the equalizer off an assist from Kyle Maxwell before the first half ended. It was Scott’s second goal of the season.
In the second half, the Drovers outshot Brownsville 9-5 but neither team was able to find the goal. The game was surely going into overtime as the final seconds ticked off the clock. With just two seconds left on the board, UTB’s Leonardo Medeiros scored the game winner.
The Drovers are scheduled to play at Friends University at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday before returning home to take on McPherson College on Sept. 14. Kick off for that game is scheduled for 2 p.m.