NOC Mavericks defeat OWUSeptember 4, 2019 | Sports
Submitted By SCOT CLOUD | NOC Public Information
BARTLESVILLE — Northern Oklahoma College Mavs soccer team defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Reserve team 3-1 Tuesday in Bartlesville.
The Mavericks (1-2) started strong but didn’t break through until late in the first half with a John Woodhead goal assisted by Kareem Williams.
Oklahoma Wesleyan tied the game at 1-1 in the last minute of the half.
NOC started the second half strong with a goal in the first five minutes by George Robinson with Dallas King picking up the assist. After the goal OWU had several chances, but NOC goalkeeper Euan Morrison made three saves to preserve the lead and the victory. Alex Ellis put the game away with the Mav’s third goal off an assist from Robinson.
“Overall I thought it was a decent performance,” said head coach Michael Duroy. “I challenged the guys at half-time to finish their chances. I give credit to George (Robinson) and Alex (Ellis) for scoring two in the second half. We easily should have had four or five though. Wesleyan played a really high line, and the only space was in behind. We should have done a better job exploiting it. I thought Francisco Lopez and Kareem Williams played well in the back, and Rahmon Oduborisa had a good game in the midfield. Gio Herrera and Brooks Rogers have done a great job all year for us as central midfielders,” DuRoy added.
The Mavs go on the road again Sunday to Crowder College in Neosho, Mo. Kick-off is set for 2 p.m. The Maverick women host Oklahoma Wesleyan at 2 p.m. Thursday.