Golden Eagles sink Islanders at home, 2-1
TULSA, Okla. – Mary-Kate Halsmer came through late again for the Oral Roberts University women’s soccer team as they defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 2-1, on Sunday at the Case Soccer Complex.
ORU earned its fourth straight victory and remained unbeaten in Southland Conference games as they improved to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the SLC. The Islanders dropped to 1-9 and 0-4 on the season.
The Golden Eagles got the scoring going in the 27th minute when Halsmer found Kayla Keller with a through ball at the top of the box. Keller didn’t waste any time, booting the ball into the top of the net for her fifth goal of the season.
Brooke Erdmann knotted the match at one in the 53rd minute, capitalizing on a rebound off a shot by Yvette Franco.
Looking like the match was destined for overtime, Megan Guico crossed the field with a pass from the right side, placed perfectly for a waiting Halsmer. The senior quickly blasted a shot into the right corner of the net for the game-winner.
It was Halsmer’s fifth goal of the season, and her fourth game-winner. Her nine career game-winners is third most in program history.
Maddie Rhodes (4-1) continues to play well between the posts for the Golden Eagles, sending back five shots in her fourth victory of the season. The conference leader in saves, Audrey Baldwin, earned five saves as she dropped to 1-9.
ORU hits the road for the West Texas portion of its schedule as they travel to face Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. on Friday in San Antonio, Texas, followed by a date with Abilene Christian at 1 p.m. next Sunday.