Bartlesville, Okla — Stepping into their first game of the season, the Oklahoma Wesleyan University women’s soccer team was the better side against Bacone College and it showed with a comfortable 4-0 win.
In front of a well supported group at home, the Lady Eagles kept possession and moved the ball side to side waiting for the right opportunity to score.
The hosts were rewarded for their patience in the 25th minute, as sophomore midfielder Ana Popov broke the deadlock with a powerful shoot they went past Bacone goalkeeper Ashley Smith from 25 yards out.
Five minutes later junior forward Kaka Mourao came close to adding the second goal for Lady Eagles, but had her shot blocked her shoot, as the half ended with the home side taking a narrow 1-0 lead.
Oklahoma Wesleyan stepped up the pressure in the second half, and went on to score three more goals, with Popov firing home from the penalty spot, Laura McKnight tapping home from close range and Mourao completing the 4-0 scoreline with another successful take from the spot spot.
The Lady Eagles will next be in action on Monday, Sept. 1st at 3:00 pm – a game scheduled for home again.