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Sooners slip by ORU in Norman, 1-0

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 09/13/2013
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NORMAN, Okla. – Missed chances in the final-third of the pitch doomed the Oral Roberts University women’s soccer team on Friday they fell to the University of Oklahoma on the road, 1-0.

ORU dropped its second match of the season as they fell to 4-2, while the Sooners impove to 3-4.

Despite the Sooners outshooting the Golden Eagles 20-2 in the match, the backline for both squads played well. The Golden Eagles had several opportunities throughout the second half, with multiple breakaways, but could not clear shots at the goal.

Ashley Martin and Kayla Keller recorded the Golden Eagle shots.

On the defensive end for ORU, Kaily Cox, Rachel Carroll, Leah Bickers and company cleared many Sooner chances inside the penalty area.

In the 70th minute of play, Oklahoma had its first good look at breaking the scoreless tie as Shiloh Price put a boot on the ball that was knocked away by a diving Maddie Rhodes. However, the Sooners broke the tie in the 75th minute as Daisy Cardona put in a rebound following a shot by Jamie Iurato.

Rhodes (0-1) made her first start between the pipes for the Golden Eagles, recording seven saves in the loss. Sooner keeper Kassidie Stade (2-3) earned the victory without recording a save.

ORU returns to action on Sunday afternoon at the Case Soccer Complex as the Golden Eagles host Arkansas State at 1 p.m. in the final non-conference match of the season.

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