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ORU Tops USAO 2-0 in Exhibition Match

ORU Tops USAO 2-0 in Exhibition Match

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 2 – USAO 0
Location: Case Soccer Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)

TULSA, Okla. – A pair of second half goals pushed the Oral Roberts men's soccer team past USAO 2-0 in an exhibition match Thursday night at the Case Soccer Complex.

ORU finally broke the scoreless match in the 68th minute as Alexis Derennes got behind the defense. His shot was blocked but Matthew Rogers was there to clean it up and put ORU on top. The Golden Eagles added to the lead in the 74th minute as Thibault Le Duigou slid a pass through to Junior Chavez who put it away.

Inside the Box Score
- ORU's best chance for a scoring tally in the first half was a penalty kick in the 24th minute, but Drover goalie Austen Parker made the stop.

- Parker Johnson got the start in goal and made a pair of saves in the first half before giving way to Thibaut Giquel.

- ORU out-shot USAO 16-10 in the match, with 11 attacks by the Golden Eagles being put on frame.

- Both teams split time in goal. Johnson and Giquel each had two saves in the match for ORU. Austen Parker made five saves and Chris Brown stopped three shots but gave up both goals for USAO.

- Chavez and Rogers led the way with three shots apiece while Santiago Riveros added two.

Up Next
ORU will play its second and final exhibition Sunday night as the Golden Eagles host Drury at 6 p.m. ORU Athletics' praise and worship night. Members of the department will give testimonies during the game and there will be a postgame praise and worship concert on the field.    

For the latest information on ORU men's soccer, follow @ORUMSoccer on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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