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Golden Eagles shutout 2-0 at SMU

Golden Eagles shutout 2-0 at SMU

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts - 0, SMU - 2
Records: ORU (2-2-1), SMU (3-3-0)
Location: Westcott Field - Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas - The Oral Roberts University men's soccer team dropped its second consecutive match on Friday as the Golden Eagles were shutout 2-0 by SMU in Dallas, Texas.

ORU fell to 2-2-1 on the season, while the Mustangs reached the .500 mark at 3-3-0.

Just before halftime, in the 43rd minute, SMU scored its first goal of the match as Joseph Benjamin slipped a shot into the net to put the Mustangs up 1-0. Jordan Cano extended the Mustang lead in the 57th minute with a header off a corner kick by Bryce Clark, making it 2-0.

Turning Point

Joseph Benjamin gave the home team a 1-0 lead heading into halftime with an unassisted goal in the 43rd minute from the top of the penalty area.

Inside the Box Score

  • Both ORU and SMU combined for just 13 shots in the match.
  • Tarik Salkicic had ORU's only shot on goal in the 81st minute.
  • Ben LaCourse earned four saves in the loss, moving his season record to 2-2-1.
  • Mauro Cichero led the Mustangs with two shots on target.
  • Michael Nelson (3-3-0) recorded one save, earning the victory between the posts for the Mustangs.

News and Notes

  • Friday's match was the first meeting between ORU and SMU since the 2007 season.
  • ORU is 0-6 all-time against SMU.

Up Next

ORU looks to get back on track at home on Monday as the Golden Eagles return to the Case Soccer Complex for a showdown with Houston Baptist. Kickoff against the Huskies is set for 7 p.m.

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