CHICKASHA – The Drover women secured their first win of the season without a second thought — overcoming the McPherson College Bulldogs 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The University of Science and Arts Of Oklahoma started the season slow, but the Drovers (1-4) were eager to get on the board in Saturday’s game. Less than 20 minutes into the game, Megan Kettlewell and Jade Ovendale scored back-to-back goals to give the Drovers the 2-0 lead. Linda Addo assisted both goals.
Ovendale, a junior newcomer from England, scored her second goal of day just three minutes later on yet another assist by Addo. It was Ovendale’s fifth goal of the season.
Heading into halftime with a 3-0 lead over the Bulldogs (1-3-1), USAO’s Megan Wilkerson scored the Drovers’ final goal on a pass by Ovendale at the 53-minute mark of the game.
McPherson scored its lone goal with just five minutes left in the game.
Junior goalkeeper Addie Lee (1-4) had 10 saves in the game, giving her a total of 54 on the season.
Dominating most of the game, the Drovers outshot the Bulldogs 27-19 on Saturday.
The men followed, grabbing a 4-1 win of their own. For more information on the men's game, see their story.
The Drovers turn around to play their next home game a day later on Sunday afternoon. They will take on Bethel (Tenn.) in a game set to begin at noon. The men are scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. Sunday in a game nationally broadcasted by Tourbeau Sports Group.