Giles’ goal sinks Sooners in Norman
NORMAN, Okla. - Oral Roberts women's soccer sophomore forward Megan Giles rose to the occasion on Sunday afternoon, scoring the lone goal as the Golden Eagles defeated Oklahoma, 1-0.
Giles' goal came in the 67th minute, set up by a pass from Jennifer Abernathy. It was Giles' second opportunity in the contest to put the ball in net, taking a late first half shot that was knocked down by the Oklahoma keeper, Kelsey Devonshire.
The goal was Giles' second of the season, while Abernathy picked up her first assist.
It is the first victory over a Big 12 opponent since the 2005 campaign when the Golden Eagles topped Texas Tech at home on Sept. 9, 2-1. The Sooners entered the contest fresh off an upset victory of No. 3 Oklahoma State on Friday night.
Another Golden Eagle sophomore, Shelbi Lousch, had an opportunity in the final minutes to add some insurance on the scoreboard, but the shot was sent back by Devonshire.
The reigning Southland Conference goalkeeper of the week, Helen Erb, put in another solid bid for the honor for the second straight week as she recorded eight saves in the victory. Erb improves her record to 2-3-1 on the season.
The Golden Eagles (3-3-1) continue their road swing just eight miles from home on Friday as they head across town to take on local rival Tulsa. Kickoff on the Golden Hurricane home pitch is set for 7:30.