OCU Men Lose Home Opener
The OCU Men's Soccer team fell in their home open to St. Catharine's College (NAIA) of Kentucky 3-4. The trailblazers scored first off a cross from Jimmy Galvan in which Dexter Chapman headed into the goal in the 19th minute. After St. Caths evened the score on a goal from Patrick Williams in the 34th minute, Freshman, Shannon Ferrell scored his first career goal to make the score 2-1.
In the second half, St. Catharine's found the early "mojo" and scored in the 54th minute from Isaac Blanford. Soon after they scored again in the 60th minute from P. Williams second goal. In the 73rd minute a bunch up at the St. Caths box ended when the ball poped out on the left side and freshman Josh Slone tallied his first career goal for OCU. Hopes were shattered when Abdikadir Mohammed scored for St. Caths in the 81t minute to end the scoring.
"Well, we started off well, but as the game carried on we lost our focus and our energy. We have a good squad but there are a lot of things we have to fix" mention Coach Murton. The loss is the first season opener loss for Coach Murton at OCU something than does little to deter he and the OCU Men. "We are stepping into new territory with this early loss, but this by no means shows what fight we have in us. Were going to be back at it tomorrow getting ready for KCU" added Coach Murton.
The men will play at Kentucky Christian University on Saturday in their 2010 regional opener.