Back-To-Back Wins Satisfies Head Coach Vladan Glavonic After Rough Start
Bartlesville, Okla. — After an away win against Bethany College over the weekend, the Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s soccer team picked up a solid 4-0 win over Southwestern College (Kan) on Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles dictated the tempo of the game, but were kept at bay until the 23rd minute. A skillful combination of one-two passes between Elisa Brito and Amber Brown, led the former to cross the ball to teammate Paula Vicenzo, who calmly finished for a 1-0 lead, who the hosts took into the break.
Ten minutes into the second half OKWU went further ahead, when a through pass from Vicenzo split the Southwestern defense on its way to finding Brown at the mouth of the goal and she made no mistake – firing home in the back of the net.
At the same time, the Lady Eagles were keeping things tight at the back, as a strong defense, led by sophomore defender Karen Storie, proved to be too strong for Southernwestern attack.
Back in the attack, and it was Brown, who once again paved the way for another Oklahoma Wesleyan goal.
The senior forward came into action with another one of her busy wide runs, which she used to send a cross into the box to find Vicenzo, Paula who converted home to lead the Lady Eagles 3-0 in the 60th minute.
Southwestern attack led by Abbie Woods, tried to make chances to score, but Eagles’ goalkeeper Lisa Aman was determined to keep a clean sheet and pulled off a few saves to prove this.
In the 70th minute, the hard running midfielder Brito converted an assisted pass from Vicenzo to make it 4-0, giving the home side another win to improve to 3-3-1 on the season and moved to .500 on the term.
“It was a solid performance from our ladies tonight,” said coach Glavonic. “We dominated in all aspects of the game and the biggest positive from this match is how our defense played.
“We are finally coming together in the backline and I am very excited to get back in action this weekend.”
The Lady Eagles next game will be on Saturday September 28th at Tabor College at 1:00pm.