CHICKASHA– On the brink of the first overtime game of the season, Linda Addo scored a goal from Jade Ovendale with one tick on the clock to grab the last-second victory.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (2-0) didn’t let an early goal by the Swedes get to them but instead they turned up the heat on Bethany College (0-1) defense.
Addo’s game-winner was her first goal of the season, adding to her career total of 27 goals in her third season with the Drovers.
In the first half as the Drovers trailed 1-0, senior Jade Ovendale sent the equalizer in on a one-on-one battle with the goalkeeper with five minutes remaining in the half. Including a hat trick in the first game of the year, Ovendale has four goals and two assists on the week while helping the Drovers to a perfect 2-0 mark to start the season.
In the second half, the Drover offense had several shots come close to the target, outshooting the home Swedes 12-0. The final shot count went in the Drovers favor shooting 15 shots compared to their five.
Senior goalkeeper Addie Lee allowed one goal while saving three would-be goals to secure the victory.
The Drovers continue their road trip by facing Kansas Wesleyan at 3 p.m. on Saturday and look to make it three straight victories to start the season.
The home opener for the Drovers will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 against nationally-ranked No. 19 Our Lady of the Lake.