Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles (1-1-0) recorded a 2-1 come from behind victory over Hardin-Simmons University on Friday in Abilene, Texas.
Will Brahic, a junior midfielder from Modesto, California, nailed a shot less than two minutes into the second half of the match to tie the game at 1-1. Brahic weaved his way through Cowboy traffic and drilled the shot after receiving the ball from Taylor Magee. Brahic found the goal again when he scored from 25 yards out at the 70:53 mark. The Eagles tallied nine shots in the match, including five in the second half. Junior goalkeeper Chris Schultz (1-1) had three saves for Ozarks. Brahic led the team with four shots and senior forward Ricky Herrera and junior defender Ryan Pierson each had two shots. The Eagles’ victory was the first against Hardin-Simmons University since joining the American Southwest Conference. The Eagles’ fortunes turned sour against McMurry University on Sunday. The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and would score three more goals to shutout the Eagles 6-0. Brahic had a team best three shots. Schultz received the loss. The Eagles will have two more non-conference games before opening conference play against Austin College September 12 at home. The squad will be traveling to Batesville to face Lyon College on September 6 and Conway to face Hendrix College September 9.