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Golden Eagles Down John Brown, 3-1

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 09/24/2010
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TULSA—Three different players scored goals as Oral Roberts eased to a 3-1 women’s soccer win over John Brown, Friday at ORU Soccer Complex.

ORU (5-4-0) started the scoring when senior Anna Bickers knocked a header past JBU goal keeper Faith Thurman in the 13th minute. Whitney Brannan assisted on the goal.

John Brown (4-1-1) tied the game in the 31st minute when Sarah Kidd blasted a shot 25 yards out off an assist by Alex Michael.

Jennifer Abernathy gave ORU the lead for good when she took a cross from Whitney Booth and scored in the 60th minute. Mary-Kate Halsmer’s team-leading fourth goal of the season gave ORU a 3-1 lead in the 83rd minute.

ORU out-shot John Brown, 21-12. Wheeler made six saves while Thurman stopped seven shots.

The Golden Eagles open Summit League play when they visit Centenary, 2 p.m., Saturday, October 2 in Shreveport, La.

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