Score: Oral Roberts 3 – Central Arkansas 2
Records: ORU (5-5-1) – UCA (2-6-1)
Location: Case Soccer Complex - Tulsa, Okla.
TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team beat Central Arkansas 3-2 in double overtime Tuesday evening in phenomenal fashion.
The match was scoreless at halftime after both teams combined managed only six shots.
Central Arkansas found the back of the net first when Wes Carson scored for the Bears off of a penalty kick at the 55 minute mark.
Five minutes later the Bears made the score 2-0 when Krystian Sarzynski scored an unassisted goal off of a deflection from a previous shot.
The Golden Eagles took the game to overtime and Junior Chavez scored the golden goal in the second overtime period making the final score 3-2 with four minutes left on the clock.
Inside the Box Score
- ORU out-shot Central Arkansas 25-11 in the match. The Golden Eagles had 13 shots on goal.
- Parker Johnson played the entire game and recorded six saves on the night.
- A physical game between the two teams allowed 38 fouls, nine yellow cards and two red cards.
- Colton Haskin and Alex Harris both recorded assists during the match.
- Junior Chavez, Tyler Hill and Baptiste Vandeputte each scored one goal during the game.
- In tonight's contest, Tyler Hill scored his first goal, Baptiste Vandeputte scored his second goal and Junior Chavez scored his third goal of the season.
- Junior Chavez and Santiago Riveros each had three shots on goal. Matthew Rogers recorded two shots on goal.
- Javo Reyes, Colton Haskin, Baptiste Vandeputte, Corey Cantor and Tyler Hill each took one shot on goal throughout the match.
- Tyler LaCourse created two shots in the match.
- The Golden Eagles took eight corner kicks throughout the game.
The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Saturday, October 8 as they travel to take on league opponent Western Illinois. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
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