Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles scored four times in the first half and freshman midfielder Justin Anderson scored twice in the match as Ozarks blew past Louisiana College 5-0 in Saturday's American Southwest Conference victory.
Ozarks scored first when Devon Utley sent a nifty pass to Matt Engelman in front of the goal who then sent it past the keeper. Their next score came in the 26th minute when Dylan Evans booted one in the back of the net. Anderson would later strike in the 36th minute when he beat his defender to the goal, and more importantly, gave Ozarks a decisive 3-0 advantage. The final goal of the first half came in the 44th minute when Ryan Cooper hit a shot well over his waist past the goalie.
At the half, Ozarks owned a 12-1 shots advantage. Anderson finished the day’s scoring in the 86th minute. Utley, Engelman, Anthony Santoro, Guido Salas and Brandon Pierson all had assists in the match.
Engelman and Evans each had four shots.
Ozarks will travel to Abilene, Texas, to face Hardin-Simmons University October 3.
-It was the second highest scoring game for Ozarks this season and the most goals scored against an ASC opponent thus far.
-Ozarks posted its fifth shutout of the season.
-The Eagles have outscored Louisiana College 15-1 the last four seasons.
-Justin Anderson is the fifth player this season to score at least two goals in a match. Shaun Renfro, Philip Johnson, Cory Anderson and Dylan Evans have also accomplished this feat.
-14 different freshmen have played this season, and have accounted for eight (26%) of Ozarks’ goals.