SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – The Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s soccer team suffered their first loss of the season to the hands of Olivet Nazarene University. Both teams entered Thursday’s game at the John Brown Classic receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll.
In a back and forth game, the Lady Eagles would hold a 3-2 advantage late in the contest. With 45 seconds left in regulation, an Olivet Nazarene player put up a shot that hit off the crossbar and then bounced off OKWU goalie, Sydney Vickers, rolling into the back of the net for a game-tying goal.
The two team went to overtime all knotted up at 3-3. After Oklahoma Wesleyan put up a couple shot attempts to start the overtime period, Olivet Nazarene connected on the golden goal in the 95th minute to secure the victory.
With the loss, Oklahoma Wesleyan is now 2-1-0 to start the 2017 season.
Kaja Cremin led the Lady Eagles with a hat trick that included goals in the 8th, 46th, and 67th minute of the game. Cremin put up a total of seven shots with five of those attempts on target. Marjolen Nekesa, Lily Murray, and Taylor Gross each recorded an assist for Oklahoma Wesleyan. Sydney Vickers started in at goalie and compiled eight saves in her 95 minutes of action.
Oklahoma Wesleyan will return to the John Brown Classic in Siloam Springs, Ark. on Saturday, September 9th, when they face Our Lady of the Lake University. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:00 PM.