Clarksville, Ark. - The Lady Eagles got three goals from three different players to earn a 3-2 win over Central Baptist College Monday afternoon in Clarksville.
It was new head coach Bryan Drotar’s first win at Ozarks.
Laura Spruiell got Ozarks (1-1-0) on the board first when she fired the ball to the back left corner of the net in the 27th minute. Heather Dryden followed with a goal in the 34th minute to make it 2-0. Central Baptist College (0-1-1) quickly answered to make it a game when Beccah Elrod scored in the 38th minute. Elrod would strike again in the 52nd minute to tie the score at 2-2. However, junior defender Taylor Crutchfield netted the game-winner when she knocked in a rebound in the 59th minute. It was Crutchfield’s second game-winning goal of her career.
Ozarks dominated the stat column, finishing with a 21-8 shots advantage. Roxanne Moody, Chelsea Coleman and Spruiell each had assists. Dryden totaled eight shots, five of which were on goal.
Ozarks will travel to Batesville to take on Lyon College September 7.
-Ozarks head coach Bryan Drotar recorded his first win at Ozarks.
-It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools that are separated by only 70 miles.
-Ozarks owned a 21-8 shots advantage.
-Junior forwards Heather Dryden and Laura Spruiell each continue to climb the career goals chart at Ozarks. Dryden increased her career goals to 14, fourth-most at Ozarks and five behind the third-ranked player (Jessalyn Halsted). Meanwhile, Spruiell now has 12 career scores, tied for fifth-most in the program’s history.
-Taylor Crutchfield’s game-winning goal was the second of her career at Ozarks.