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Women’s soccer mid-season

Sophomore midfielder Kelli Keller takes the ball across the half.
Sophomore midfielder Kelli Keller takes the ball across the half.

Mid-afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 10, the ORU women’s soccer team hosted the Central Arkansas Bears and fell short, losing 3-2 in the final minutes of the match.
The Bears scored an early first half strike, taking the advantage until Golden Eagle senior forward Amanda Dial leveled the match with her equalizer in the 25 minute.
“It was intense for sure. The freshmen, if anything, they are raising the upper classmen’s speed of play,” said Dial. “We just need progress and to move forward for the rest of the season.”
Moments before halftime, Central Arkansas took another lead off of a corner kick and past the hands of goalie Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl. Saving nine goals against Central Arkansas, Bohnenstiehl played 90 minutes of the match.
“We just have to get more decided, whether it is a good idea or not,” said head coach Roger Bush. “The kids that are in the attacking part of the game, they got to decide, and they have got to try something. We can’t be afraid to fail.”
Throughout the night, the Golden Eagles would show intensity, constantly pressuring the Bears both offensively and defensively.
It was freshman Amogelang Motau, with an assist from Brianna McGowen, who showed the Golden Eagles persistence by scoring another equalizer in the 77 minute. Moments later however, the Bears took off with a winning goal from another corner kick.
“We do some things that lead us to losing situations, but I’m confident in the level of play and energy that the team is bringing. We just need to execute,” said Bush.
The Golden Eagles went on the road to face Missouri State on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Looking to come away with a visiting victory, the result of the match was 0-2 in favor of the Bears at full time.
With a current record of 2-6-0, the women move on to finish the month of Sept. with a game on the road against the University of Arkansas, alongside two up-coming home games against UTRGV and their first conference game against Western Illinois, in the Summit League.
Before that, the team will participate in the Spectrum Cup against hometown rivals the University of Tulsa on Friday, Sept. 15. Kick off for the annual match is set for 7 p.m. here at Case Soccer Complex.