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Lady Braves soccer nips Missouri Valley

By The Herald Staff | 10/2/2013

MARSHALL, Mo. — The Ottawa University women’s soccer team has given two top opponents fits the past two matches.

Ottawa defeated Missouri Valley College 2-1 Tuesday in Marshall, Mo. Ottawa tied No. 25 Baker 1-1 last week.

MARSHALL, Mo. — The Ottawa University women’s soccer team has given two top opponents fits the past two matches.

Ottawa defeated Missouri Valley College 2-1 Tuesday in Marshall, Mo. Ottawa tied No. 25 Baker 1-1 last week.

Missouri Valley has received votes in the NAIA poll.

The Vikings struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute.

The Vikings’ Riley Kerr scored off of a pass by Lucia Martin Garcia Calvo.

The Lady Braves tied the game at the 66:39 mark on a goal by Morgan Trupp, who was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week.

Ottawa took the lead with just a little less than three minutes to go in the contest (87:57) when Annie Kessler scored.

Ottawa keeper Samantha Gitmed, who was the KCAC defensive player of the week, tallied seven saves.

Missouri Valley had a 18-10 lead in shots and a 10-7 advantage in shots on goal.

The Lady Braves (4-4-1) play 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethany.

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The Ottawa men’s soccer team fell short to No. 10 Missouri Valley, 1-0.

Missouri Valley took a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute of play on a goal by Carlos Berastain Munar.

Nathan Merkel and Grant Keith led Ottawa with three shots on goal apiece.

Missouri Valley had a 22-10 lead in shots and a 14-8 advantage in shots on goal.

Cody Vergara earned his first start in goal for the Braves. He had nine saves.

The Braves (2-7-0) play 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethany.

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