Score: Oral Roberts 2 – Valparaiso 1 – 2OT
Record: ORU (5-1-0) – Valpo (1-3-1)
Location: Case Soccer Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)
TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team recorded its third-straight victory with a 2-1 double-overtime win against Valparaiso Sunday evening at the Case Soccer Complex.
After a tough defensive battle, both the Golden Eagles and Crusaders went in to the locker room scoreless at halftime with both teams having recorded four shots each.
ORU scored the first goal of the match in the 85th minute when freshman Reed Berry received a free-kick from Vinicius Oliveira inside the box and connected with the back of the net. Oliveira was credited with the assist and it was Berry's four goal of the season.
Valparaiso scored the equalizer to make it a 1-1 match in the 89th minute. Ryan Madondo scored the goal on a breakaway that he stole from ORU defenders and beat the keeper one-on-one.
In the second overtime period, Tanguy Guerineau attempted the Golden Eagles' 10th corner kick of the night and put it in the box to Gustavo Vargas who kicked the ball to the back of the net to win the match, 2-1, with four minutes remaining. It was Vargas' first goal of the season and Guerineau was credited with the assist, his fourth of the season.
Quote from Coach Bush
"I am super proud of the effort tonight," Head Coach Ryan Bush said. "We told the guys they were going to have to grind this one out and that's what they did."
Inside the Box Score
-ORU had 21 shots on the night with 10 on goal. Valparaiso had nine shots with four on goal.
-Summit League Defensive Player of the Week, Miles Motakef, was the goalkeeper and played all 106 minutes. Motakef recorded three saves in the game. His recorded improves to 4-0.
-There were 30 fouls in the match between the two teams and six yellow cards issued.
Oral Roberts continues its homestand with a matchup against the SIUE Cougars Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. inside the Case Soccer Complex.
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