Lucas Almeida fires Eagles into MCAC Tournament final

Lucas Almeida
Lucas Almeida in action for the Eagles in MCAC action: PHOTO: Gary Smith

Bartlesville, Okla. – A brace from senior captain Lucas Almeida piloted the Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Central Baptist (Ark.) in their MCAC Conference Tournament semi-finals at the OKWU Soccer Complex in Bartlesville, Okla. Friday.

Also getting on the scoresheet were Lucas “BH” Corderio and reserve Brandon Disney, as the No. 4 ranked Eagles brushed aside their challengers and booked a place into Saturday’s final against arch rivals Bellevue, who thrashed Waldorf 4-0 in their semis.

OKWU went ahead in the 30th minute when Almeida converted a penalty kick after Corderio was brought down inside the area.

The hosts and top-seeded Eagles took a 1-0 lead into the interval, but came out more meaningful in the second half and was rewarded with three more goals.

Almeida turned provider for Corderio to make it 2-0 in the 57th, before scoring his second goal of the contest in the 65th.

Disney added a fourth for the Jamie Peterson coached side to secure the well predicted comfortable victory.

Oklahoma Wesleyan and Bellevue meet in the championship game at 1pm on Saturday.