Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles' high-powered offense again proved to be too much for an American Southwest Conference opponent as they defeated East Texas Baptist University 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Hurie Field.
Ozarks’ three first half goals propelled the squad to their seventh straight win and edged them closer to a playoff spot in the ASC East Division race. The Eagles (9-4-1, 7-2-1) scored early in the first half after sophomore forward Malcolm Williams whizzed a shot past several Tiger defenders. Sophomore defender Lars Nyberg fed Williams the ball to set up the quick strike. Ozarks would add two more goals later in half when freshman forward Ryan Skelly scored in the 35th minute and 41st minute. It was Skelly’s third and fourth goal of the season. His five goals now rank him fourth on the team in that category. The Eagles continued to shut down the Tigers (5-9-0, 4-7-0) in the second half on a strong defensive effort as they allowed only two shots in the final 45 minutes of play. Ozarks’ defense, led by the consistent play of Nyberg, has recorded three shutouts in their last four matches and gathered their fifth shut out of the season with today’s win. Sophomore forward Ron Hogsett would score the final goal of the game in the 72nd minute on a nifty pass from junior midfielder Will Brahic. Junior goalkeeper Chris Schultz recorded three saves. Ozarks’ offense rolled again, out shooting the Tigers 26-6. Hogsett had a team-best seven shots.