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Golden Eagles Edged By No. 19 Tulsa, 2-1

Golden Eagles Edged By No. 19 Tulsa, 2-1

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 1 - Tulsa 2
Records: ORU (4-3-2), TU (9-1-0)
Location: Case Soccer Complex - Tulsa, Okla.  

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts women's soccer team fell to crosstown rival No. 19 ranked Tulsa, 2-1, Sunday night at the Case Soccer Complex. A record 1,249 fans packed the stands for the match. 

Senior forward Kayla Keller cut the TU lead in half with six minutes remaining but Tulsa was able to hold off a late ORU (4-3-2) rally for the victory. 

TU wasted no time getting on the board as Alexa Sidorakis put in a goal four minutes into play from 18-yards out, just over the reach of goalkeeper Maddie Rhodes to give the Golden Hurricane 
(9-1-0) their first lead.

Neither team put another goal in net for the remainder of the first half, as they combined for 10 shots in the period.

TU increased its lead to 2-0 in the 65th minute when Madison Smith connected on her second goal of the year from 25-yard out.

Keller was able to break away from the TU defense in the 85th minute to score her team-high fourth goal of the season.  

Turning Point
TU's Madison Smith connected on a shot from 25-yards out to push the Hurricane lead to 2-0. 

Inside the Box Score

  • ORU edged the Golden Hurricane 14-12 in shots in the match. Keller led the squad with four attempts. 
  • Caroline Frank was the only other ORU player to put multiple shots on the net with two. 
  • TU's Lauren King and Rana Dake put three shots up against the Golden Eagles to led the team. Both of TU's goals were assisted on. 
  • A combined 16 fouls were called in the match. ORU's Ashley Martin and Mariah Morgan were called for a yellow card each.

Up Next
ORU will play host to Oklahoma Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Case Soccer Complex. Admission is free. 

For more information and updates about ORU women's soccer, follow @ORUWSoccer on Twitter, or visit 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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