Clarksville, Ark. - Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Coleman netted the game-winning goal in the 56th minute to push the Lady Eagles past Tabor College 2-1 in non-conference play on Monday.
Tabor College (0-4-0) opened the game with an early goal by Joanna Plye in the 2nd minute. Later in the half, Heather Dryden scored her second goal of the season, this one coming in the 34th minute to make it 1-1. Ozarks (2-4-0) came out in the second half and dominated the shots column, as they owned a 5-1 advantage in the final 45 minutes of action. It was Coleman though that came through in the clutch dribbling a ball from midfield and blasting a shot in the back of the net to lift Ozarks to the victory. It was her first goal of the season and her first game-winner of her career.
In all, Ozarks finished with a 11-6 shots advantage. Dryden finished with four shots.
Ozarks will open American Southwest Conference play this weekend when they host UT-Dallas Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
-It was the first-ever meeting between Ozarks and Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kansas).
-Chelsea Coleman recorded her first game-winning goal of her collegiate career.
-Lori Langman now has nine career wins following the Tabor match.
-Heather Dryden is averaging 3.0 shots per game.
-Ozarks broke a three-game goal-less streak with a pair of scores Monday.