Rogers State opened its second soccer season at home Wednesday by sweeping its second straight doubleheader.

The RSU men took a two-goal lead then held on for a 2-1 victory over Our Lady of the Lake, of San Antonio, Texas, and the Hillcat women cruised to a 4-0 decision.

The Hillcats travel to Winfield, Kan., Saturday for a doubleheader with Southwestern College.


Sophomore Carlos Zuta found the back of the net in the 22nd minute to give the Hillcats the early lead. Shemord Thompson rebounded a miss off the post and beat Saints goalie Hernan Ramirez to make it at the 38:44 mark.

The visitors dominated the pace of play in the second half but struggled to convert on scoring opportunities. The Saints outshot RSU, 10-1, in the second half. However, they mustered just one goal as Eric Torkildsen scored on a free kick from just outside the box at 73:35.

The Hillcats milked the clock for the final 16 minutes. Goalie Sean Surridge registered six saves while making his first start of the season.


Broken Arrow product Summer White recorded three goals, becoming the second freshman in as many games to score at least three goals for RSU. Fellow Broken Arrow native Emily Givan put in four goals in Saturday’s win at Bacone College.

White scored at the 8:32 mark when she bent a corner kick into the back of the net. She made it 2-0 early in the second half when she lobbed a shot over goalie Christi Oswalt’s head from 40 yards out.

Givan got in on the scoring act with a header off a White corner kick in the 86th minute. White added the final blow when she converted a corner kick in the 88th minute. The two freshmen have combined for eight goals and three assists through the first two games.

Jessica McCutcheon posted the shutout with five saves. The Hillcats had 11 shots on goal and outshot the Saints, 19-11.



Our Lady of the Lake 0 0 — 0

Rogers State 1 3 — 4

Goals — RSU, White, White, Givan, White. Keepers — LL, Oswalt. RSU, McCutcheon.



Our Lady of the Lake 0 1 — 1

Rogers State 2 0 — 2

Goals — LL, Torkildsen. RSU, Zuta, Thompson. Keepers — LL, Ramirez. RSU, Surridge.

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