Clarksville, Ark.-Junior forward Heather Dryden netted the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute to propel the Lady Eagles past Mary Hardin-Baylor 1-0 in American Southwest Conference action Saturday.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-5-0, 5-3-0) came into the match tied for third-place in the conference standings, but it was Ozarks (5-8-0, 3-4-0) that recorded a shutout in an upset win. Chelsea Coleman took a couple of quality shots early in the first half, but couldn’t convert either of those. Ozarks goalkeeper Lori Langman fought off a Mickie Arrendondo shot in the 43th minute to keep the match scoreless through the first half.
In the second half, Dryden made the match’s biggest play as she sprinted toward a perfect lob pass from Jessica Martin and put it past a sliding goalkeeper. It was Dryden’s fifth game-winning goal of her career.
The Crusaders totaled 16 shots, with Langman recording 11 saves.
Ozarks will travel to Seguin, Texas, to face Texas Lutheran University October 17.
-Dryden upped her career goal total to 18. She remains fourth all-time in program history.
-It was Ozarks largest home crowd of the season with an official attendance of 267.
-Lori Langman had 11 saves, the fifth time in 12 matches that she has had at least 10 saves.
-Ozarks is 2-4-0 all-time against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
-Ozarks posted their second shutout of the season.