The USAO men’s soccer team kept alive its hope of winning its fourth straight Sooner Athletic Conference title with a 2-1 upset over second seed John Brown Tuesday in Siloam Springs, Ark.
The win advances the Drovers (12-7-1) into the SAC Championship where they will meet top-seed Wayland Baptist Saturday in Plainview, Texas. The winner of the USAO-WBU game will qualify for the NAIA National Tournament, something the Drovers have done seven consecutive years.
WCJS win over JBU marked a stunning reversal of the previous meeting between the two teams when the Golden Eagles handed the Drovers their biggest loss of the season, cheap soccer jerseys 5-0. This time, things were considerably different.
The Drovers set the tone early when Llewellyn Evans headed in a free kick sent in by Owen Connelly for the game’s first score in the five minute mark. The goal was Evans’ team-leading 13th of the season while Connelly drew his assist total to 11.
JBU evened the game at 1-1 less than a minute later before USAO’s Brodie Keefe scored the game winner taking a corner kick sent in by Connelly and blasting it past the keeper inside the left post. USAO wholesale soccer jerseys was up to stay at 2-1 with 28:37 to play.
The final 60 minutes featured a number of near scores by both teams but each time the Drover defense rose to the challenge. Austen Parker collected the win in goal, his ninth of the year. Both teams attempted nearly the same amount of shots. JBU had a slight edge, 12-11.
“It was a great team performance. Brodie and Lewi both came up with some big time goals and AP was great in the net.” Coach Jimmy Hampton said.
“I spoke to our team about it being our story to write and not let others write it for us,” Hampton said. “We have another chapter, and it’s up to us to determine how it ends.”
Player Number: 20
Hometown: Victoria, Canada
Previous School: Peninsula College
2015: Keefe started in 11 of 12 games he played for USAO… He scored three goals, including two win against Wayland Baptist.Previous School: Played at Peninsula College in Victoria Canada