RSU women fall on double overtime goal at DBU

 DALLAS – The Rogers State women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss on a double overtime golden goal by host Dallas Baptist University on Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Patriot Soccer Field.

The Patriots tallied the game-winning golden goal in the 105th minute of the contest when Emmy Niece scored on a header off a corner kick for the 1-0 final score.

DBU held a huge advantage in shots during the 105 minutes with a 23-5 edge. The Patriots put 12 shots on goal, including the goal, with the Cats finishing with only one shot on goal. DBU put pressure on RSU with 11 corner kicks. The navy and red totaled one corner kick in the contest.

Marlaina Trahant led the Hillcats with two shots and the only shot on target.

Goalkeeper Taylor Sargent posted a career-high 11 saves to keep the Hillcats in the game. In 105 minutes, she allowed only the one goal with the 11 saves.

With the loss, the navy and red ended its two-game road trip 0-2 against the top two teams in the Heartland Conference from the 2016 season.

The Hillcats (6-2, 3-2 Heartland Conference) return to Claremore for two Heartland Conference contests next Thursday and Saturday. RSU starts with Oklahoma Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Soldier Field. Follow the action on the Hillcat Network www.rsuhillcats.com/live.

Hillcats and Oklahoma Christian Eagles play to 1-1 draw

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –The Rogers State men's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw at Oklahoma Christian on Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Eagle Soccer Field.

Junior striker Jake Simpson gave the Hillcats an early 1-0 advantage in the 24th minute of the contest with a shot from six yards into the lower left corner after a cross from senior midfielder Declan Fitzpatrick. The goal was Simpson's second of the season.

The lead held for more than 50 minutes, but the host Eagles managed to even the match at 1-1 in the 77th minute. OC's Anthony Buchanan scored on a chip from eight yards after a free kick. The Eagles' Matheus Mantovani earned the assist on the goal.

For the game, the host Eagles outshot the Cats by an 18-12 margin. OC put eight shots in goal, including three in the second overtime. RSU registered five shots in target with one shot on goal in overtime.

Simpson put pressure on the Eagles with a game-high four shots, including three shots on goal.

Senior goalkeeper Cody Gammill went the full 110 minutes in goal and posted seven saves while allowing the one goal.

The Hillcats (5-2-1, 2-1-1 Heartland Conference) continue their three-game road trip at Dallas Baptist University next Saturday (Sept. 30) at 12 p.m. in Dallas.

Live stats and video will be available for the contest.

For more information on RSU soccer, go to www.rsuhillcats.com.

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