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ORU Men Drop Tough Match at SMU

ORU Men Drop Tough Match at SMU

The Basics
Score: Southern Methodist 3 – Oral Roberts 1
Records: SMU (4-6) – ORU (4-4-1)
Location: Westcott Field -  Dallas, Texas 


DALLAS – The ORU men's soccer team lost a hard fought game to SMU 3-1 Tuesday evening in Dallas.

ORU's Santiago Riveros scored the first goal of the match putting the Golden Eagles up 1-0 off of a free kick shot from 50 yards out at the 29 minute mark.

SMU went in to halftime scoreless, but came out and scored their first goal at the 63 minute mark when Taylor Curtis scored off of a loose ball tying the game 1-1.

Caleb Smith put the Mustangs up 2-1 at the 74 minute mark after he played the ball inside the 18 yard box and connected with the goal in the lower left corner.

Christian Boorom scored the third goal of the game for SMU putting the Mustangs up 3-1 when he received a cross from the left side and scored from seven yards out.

Inside the Box Score

  • ORU was out-shot by SMU 16-7 in the match. The Golden Eagles had five shots on goal.
  • Parker Johnson played the entire game and recorded two saves on the night.
  • A physical game between the two teams allowed 29 fouls.
  • Santiago Riveros had four shots with three on goal and scored one goal for the Golden Eagles. Riveros' now has five goals on the season.
  • Alex Harris and Tyler LaCourse each took one shot on goal throughout the match.
  • Junior Chavez took one shot in the game.
  • The Golden Eagles took two corner kicks throughout the game.

Up Next
ORU will be back in action on Saturday, October 1 as the Golden Eagles travel to play league opponent Fort Wayne. The match is set to begin at 6 p.m. CDT.


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