Women's Soccer Open Summit League Play with 3-1 Win at Centenary
SHREVEPORT, La.-Sophomore Whitney Booth scored a goal and added an assist as Oral Roberts opened the Summit League portion of its schedule with a 3-1 win at Centenary on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles (6-4-0 overall, 1-0-0 Summit) won despite falling behind early. Centenary (3-7-0, 0-1-0) opened the scoring when Erika Rautio scored the Ladies' only goal in the 21st minute.
But it was all ORU after that. Booth tied the game in the 30th minute when she scored off an assist by freshman Mary-Kate Halsmer. Two minutes later junior Maria Grados gave the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead when she took a pass from sophomore Lexie Salas, beat a defender one-on-one and found the back of the net.
Sophomore Lauren Parks gave ORU a 3-1 lead when scored her first career goal in the 55th minute. Parks' goal came off a corner kick by Booth.
ORU goalkeeper senior Amanda Wheeler enjoyed a relatively easy game in net, facing just eight shots (three on-goal) and making two saves. The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, peppered Centenary keeper Kalyn Harris with 23 shots, including nine on-goal. Harris made six saves.
The Golden Eagles next face Summit League foe Oakland, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8 at the ORU Soccer Complex.