By The Herald Staff

WICHITA — Abigail Rosales, Ana Gonzalez and Ady Barraza all got in on the action in the Lady Braves’ 4-1 win at Friends University Saturday.

It was the ninth consecutive victory for Ottawa University women’s soccer, now ranked 13th in the NAIA.

Rosales, junior midfielder, opened up scoring with a goal at the 25:05 mark in the first half.

Friends scored an equalizer less than three minutes later on a goal by Jazelle Gonzalez.

OU’s Ana Gonzalez, senior goalkeeper, gave her team the lead back for good with a goal assisted by Caroline Jenkins, senior forward, at the 33:53 mark in the first half.

Two goals by Barraza, junior midfielder, in the second half sealed the win. Barraza’s first goal came at the 48:15 mark assisted by Jenkins. She scored again less than two minutes later at the 49:49 mark assisted by Samantha Mendoza, senior defender.

Ottawa outshot the Lady Falcons 12-6, and had a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal.

The Lady Braves (14-2-1, 9-1 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) play their final regular season match 5 p.m. Tuesday at home against Bethel College. OU is one game behind Oklahoma Wesleyan (15-1-1, 10-0 KCAC) for the conference regular season championship.


WICHITA – The Ottawa University men’s soccer team lost for the first time in four matches, falling 3-1 at Friends University Saturday.

The Braves’ lone goal came at the 52:16 mark in the second half. Lewis Verdouw, junior midfielder, scored an equalizer to make it 1-1.

The Falcons scored twice within a four minute time frame late in the second half. Igor Oliviera scored at the 73:02 mark, and Roberto Gomez scored at the 76:47 mark to pad the lead.

Friends outshot Ottawa 17-6, and had a 12-6 advantage in shots-on-goal.

Ottawa (8-7-2, 6-3-1) plays its final regular season match 7:30 p.m. today at home against Bethel College.