Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles used a pair of first half goals and got another two from Heather Dryden to put away Louisiana College 4-1 in American Southwest Conference action on Saturday.
Ozarks (3-6-0, 1-2-0) dominated the first half, owning a 12-0 shots advantage. Dryden had six shots in the first half, two of which went off the post. It was Chelsea Coleman though that scored the match’s first goal when she dribbled to her right at midfield and then darted to the left past two defenders, whizzing one past the keeper in the 41st minute. Three minutes later Kristi Gordon rebounded a shot off the post and put it in the back of the net to give Ozarks a 2-0 halftime advantage.
Dryden would then add to the scoreboard as she scored in the 68th and 78th minutes to give Ozarks a 4-0 lead. Louisiana College (0-8-1, 0-4-0) would get a goal in the 82nd minute on a free kick by Marionne Coronel.
Ozarks finished with a 20-3 shots advantage. Dryden had a team-best nine shots.
Ozarks will travel to Abilene, Texas, to face Hardin-Simmons University October 3.
-It was Heather Dryden’s second two-goal performance of her career. She first did it against McMurry in 2007.
-For the second time in her career, Chelsea Coleman recorded three points in a match. She also accomplished this feat against Concordia last season.
-Ozarks and Louisiana College have split the last four seasons (2-2).
-It was a career-high day in shots (9) for Dryden. Her previous best was 8 against Concordia last year.