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Lady Braves soccer in third after victory

By The Herald Staff | 11/4/2013

The Ottawa University women’s soccer team secured a top-three finish in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Tabor at Peoples Bank Field.

Ottawa improved to 16-3-0 all-time against the Lady Bluejays. The Lady Braves are 6-2 in the KCAC and are one game behind Bethany (7-1) for second place with one match left.

The Ottawa University women’s soccer team secured a top-three finish in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Tabor at Peoples Bank Field.

Ottawa improved to 16-3-0 all-time against the Lady Bluejays. The Lady Braves are 6-2 in the KCAC and are one game behind Bethany (7-1) for second place with one match left.

Ottawa dominated play in the first half. Ottawa outshot the Bluejays 16-0 in the first half and scored both goals. Destinee Evans scored off of a cross by Sawyer Scheufele to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute.

The second goal came in the 40th minute on a goal by Morgan Trupp. Annie Kessler found Trupp on the left side of the pitch and Trupp put the ball past the Tabor keeper.

Ottawa continued to shut off Tabor’s attack in the second half. Ottawa outshot the Lady Bluejays 24-0 and had an 8-0 advantage in shots on goal.

The Lady Braves play 6 p.m. today in the regular-season finale in Wichita against Friends.

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The Ottawa men squad has a thing for ties this season. The Braves tied Tabor, 1-1. It was the fourth tie of the season and leaves Ottawa in fifth in the KCAC standings, despite one loss.

Ottawa has not lost in its past five matches.

The Braves goal came early at the 2:11 mark. Zack Hanks scored off of a pass from Tyler Smith. The Ottawa defense held the Bluejays scoreless in the first half and took the 1-0 lead into the half.

The Bluejays tied the game in the 72nd minute. Alberto Checa put the ball past Ottawa keeper Drinnan Sante and the contest was tied 1-1. Neither team scored in the final 20 minutes of play and the two overtimes.

Tabor had a 24-19 lead in shots and an 11-9 advantage in shots on goal. Sante finished with 10 saves.

The Braves (5-8-4, 3-1-4) play 8:30 a.m. today at Friends.

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