CHICKASHA – The Drover soccer teams continued both their home and their conference success with wins each against Mid-America Christian University on Tuesday afternoon.

The USAO men made quite a showing Tuesday afternoon, grabbing five goals in a shutout over the Evangels and dominating most of the game. The Drovers outshot the Evangels 32-5.

Less than 15 minutes into the game, Luka Rasovic had an unassisted goal to give the Drovers a lead. Just minutes later, Scott Parkinson headed one in off a corner kick by Niall Crick.

Not satisfied with a 2-0 lead, Crick then scored on a bicycle kick sent to him by Sam Shaddick. The Drovers entered halftime up 3-0.

The team knocked another two goals in within minutes of each other in the second half when Modesto Arostegui found Nicolas Alberto for a goal, and then Perry Sansford’s penalty kick gave USAO its final goal.

Bryan Byars, who had two saves, earned the shutout and win.

The USAO women battled for much of the game, and the teams went into halftime scoreless. It wasn’t until the 57-minute mark when junior Calli Cooper whizzed a goal by MACU’s keeper.

The women held the lead to win it 1-0. Addie Tipton earned the win and shutout after making two saves in the game.

The Drovers outshot their opponents 29-13 in the game.

The Drover men are 8-3 overall and 4-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The women are 9-2 and 4-1 in conference play.

On Thursday, the Drovers return for another home game against Wayland Baptist, beginning at 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men. They will play in their first ever Pink Game on Saturday at Drover Pitch.

Women's Box Score

Men's Box Score


Published: Oct. 11, 2011