CHICKASHA – Both Drover soccer teams continued their home success with wins against Lubbock Christian on Saturday afternoon.
Coming off a three-game losing streak, the Drover women had a lot to prove back at home. While the first half went scoreless against the Lady Chaps, the Drovers finally found their stride 75 minutes into the game. Junior Gabby Martinez netted the first goal off an assist from Calli Cooper.
First year player Lauren Carter fought for goals the entire game and connected with the Drovers second goal just four minutes later, also off an assist from Cooper.
The Drovers gave up a goal before Cooper knocked a third one in.
Goalkeeper Nikki Thomas had two saves in the game. The Drovers won 3-1.
Senior Danny Gibson had another great game for the Drovers on Saturday, scoring two of the team’s four goals in a 4-0 shutout of the LCU Chaps.
Within the first five minutes, Gibson and the Drovers made their mark with the team’s first goal. Niall Crick had the assist. Gibson scored a second, this time off an assist by Nicolas Alberto, almost 25 minutes later.
The Drovers went into half up 2-0, but that wasn’t all they had. Crick scored off a penalty kick at the 63-minute mark and Richard Norman scored off an assist from Gibson with less than 15 minutes left in the game.
The Drover men move to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in Sooner Athletic Conference play. They are currently No. 10 in the country. The women are 6-5-1 and 2-4 in the SAC.
Both teams play Saint Gregory’s at home on Tuesday. The women kick off at 1 p.m., with the men following at 3 p.m.
Published: Oct. 16, 2010