Men’s Soccer Falls to Wayland Baptist in Penalty Shootout to End Postseason Run

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s soccer team saw their season come to an end on Friday night as they were defeated by Wayland Baptist University in a penalty shootout.

Tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation and each overtime period in the NAIA National Championship Semifinals, the Eagles missed two penalty kicks and fell 4-2 to the Pioneers.

Stefan Lukic and Alex Lozano were each responsible for the two Oklahoma Wesleyan goals. Lukic also recorded an assist in the match while Nikola Fimic added the other assist.

As a team, the Eagles put up a total of 10 shots in the match with four of those on target. Dusan Djordjev collected five saves in his 90 minutes of action as the goalie. OKWU committed 15 total fouls and had just three corner kick opportunities.

Wayland Baptist managed to attempt 16 shots with seven of those on target.

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Oklahoma Wesleyan finished their season with a 22-1-2 overall record. Over that span, the Eagles captured the Conference Regular Season Championship and also the Conference Tournament Championship. They had many players named to the All-Conference team and also held the No. 1 overall ranking in the NAIA for two weeks.