Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s soccer team recovered from an early setback to be beat Waldorf 3-1 in their MCAC Conference opener over the weekend.
The Eagles got off to a bad start on the chilly afternoon, after forward Kwaku Amoah made no mistake to score through an assisted pass from Scot Hanson in giving Waldorf a 1-0 lead with just eight minutes of action covered.
However, coach Jamie Peterson made several tactical changes as the game progressed and it paid off as the visitors took over and netted three unanswered goals on their way to the victory.
Witty senior midfielder Lucas Almeida (Brazil) received a loose ball around the edge of the 18 yard to set up Brandon Willis, who struck the ball straight into the back of the net to make it 1-1 in the 11th minute.
More action was to be seen as sophomore solid defender Ivan Ristic crossed the ball to the far post for goal-assassin Jack McGowan to make it 2-1 in favor of the Eagles.
Into the second half, there was less activity as the Waldorf players defended deeply.
But their game tactics did not quite go according to plan as the Eagles grabbed another goal, this time from the spot, as cultured striker Lucas Corderio calmly sent Alejandro Olmos the wrong way to make it 3-1 in the 89th minute.
The No. 4 Eagles will next take on Bellevue College in a much anticipated game on Saturday October 12th @ 3:30 on home turf.
Oklahoma Wesleyan is 10-1 on the season.