Hillsboro, KS — The 6th ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s soccer team proved to be no pushovers as they overcame a frustrating first half against Tabor College and come away with a battling 3-1 victory on Saturday.
The Eagles failed to capitalize on their early chances, as a busy first half of action ended goalless.
However, the travelers found their touches in the second half and were rewarded with a goal ten-minutes after the interval.
A few quick passes involving Perica Obradovic saw cultured forward Lucas “BH” Corderio skillfully looping a ball behind Tabor’s defense for fellow strike partner Jack McGowan to dance his way towards the goal and capped the move off with a clinical finish in the 55th minute.
Six minutes later OKWU went further ahead when Lucas Almeida met a McGowan cross and tapped the ball into the net to make the score 2-0.
In search of a goal Tabor, who defended deep into their half early, began to open up more and it resulted in the Eagles scoring a third goal three minutes later with Almeida and McGowan setting things up for Corderio to head home.
Tabor did grab a goal back in the 84th minute through Trever Peters, but by then the Eagles were already well on their way to collecting the three points.
The goal did, however, robbed Lucas Stojanovic, who made 3 saves, another clean sheet this season.
OKWU led the shots 25-11, while Tabor’s shot stopper Antoine Williams made 10 saves.
Oklahoma Wesleyan are now 8-1 on the season.
Next game for the Eagles will be on October 2 against #9 Grand View University.