CHICKASHA, Oklahoma — Two late goals sunk the Ottawa University men’s soccer team Saturday.
Juan Lucas and Jack Bancroft went back-to-back in less than five minutes as time winded down and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma nipped the Braves 2-1 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Bancroft scored the game-winner with less than six minutes remaining in the contest (84:28 mark). Lucas scored the equalizer at the 80:22 mark in the second half.
OU’s lone goal came from Aaron Kavanagh, senior forward, assisted by Anthony Galeana, senior defender, at the 70-minute mark in the second half. Ottawa’s offense was kept to just four shots in the match, two coming from Kavanagh.
After starting the season 2-0-1, the Braves have lost three straight, being outscored 8-1 in the period. The team looks to start conference play off on the right foot 7:30 p.m. today when it hosts Sterling College at Braves Field.
CHICKASHA, Oklahoma — The No. 20 Lady Braves did not fair better in their match against No. 13 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. A 3-0 loss marks the first time this season Ottawa University’s women’s soccer team has been shutout.
The Lady Drovers scored all of their goals in the second half, one each by Aubrey Ruttman, Cristina Ramos and Mackenzie Holub.
OU’s Amanda Valentine, senior goalkeeper, collected six saves, and Leigh Anne Bartlett, junior midfielder, had four of the team’s 11 shots.
The Lady Braves (4-2) begin conference play 5 p.m. today at home against Sterling College.