OCU Soccer shuts out Johnson Bible College
OCU Soccer had a successful trip to Tennessee this past weekend having both the men and women defeating Johnson Bible College.
The women won their first game of the season 2-0 on a continually improving squad. The 1st half remained all tied up while both teams jockey for positioning in the midfield. Early in the 2nd half freshman; Heidi Bryan took a Johnson defender 1v1 and got around her to set up a 1v1 with the goalkeeper. Her shot near post lifted the Trailblazers to the lead. With 10 minutes left in the game junior; Jaia Reidling made a through ball to the on running Bryan. Bryan then took the ball to goal where she netted her second goal for the game. In goal for the shut out was senior; Sarah Peters.
"It was a good game for us not only for the win but for us to also re-define our roles on this team. We are still not 100 percent healthy but were getting closer each day" added Coach Murton
The men also shut out Johnson Bible College 1-0 while also being down a player for 52 minutes. With 7 minutes until half freshman; Sebastian Bohorquez was sent off for decent with a straight red card. The left the men down a man, but did not deter their foothold in the game. Earlier in the 12th minute sophomore; Dave Blamo chipped the JBC goalkeeper after junior; Anthony Delong found Blamo 15 yards away from goal. The goal was kept as a game winner but the possession of OCU was the story line. "We did a good job possessing and staying calm in a hostel environment and a fast team", explained Coach Murton. The win gives the men an early jump in the league standings with a 2-0-0 record in the region.
The win also marked a high point in records. Coach Josh Murton earned his 29th career win as head coach of OCU which is the most wins in school history topping Greg Gardner (1983-90)
The following day OCU men were suppose to play Crown College but due to rain and thunder the game had to be postponed. The rescheduled game will be announced once it has been determined.