Clarksville, Ark.-The Lady Eagles (3-8-0), (1-6-0) lost 1-0 on Friday to ETBU and 4-1 on Saturday to LeTourneau in American Southwest Conference action.
The Lady Eagles dropped a 1-0 decision to East Texas Baptist (5-5-0), (3-3-0) on a goal in the 77th minute. Ozarks got a big lift from freshman goalkeeper Sarah Stratton as she recorded nine saves in the match on the Lady Tigers 21 shots. Junior forward Lindy Swatzell recorded three of teams five shots. The Lady Eagles gave up three goals in the first half and were unable to pull off a comeback in their 4-1 loss to LeTourneau on Saturday. Senior midfielder Katie Lien had Ozarks unassisted goal in the 41st minute to cut the Lady Yellow Jackets’ lead to 3-1 in the first half. Ozarks out shot LeTourneau 18-11 in the match and had nine shots on goal. Swatzell had a team-best 11 shots. Lien and junior midfielder Marissa Andrade each had three shots apiece. Stratton had two saves in the match. "We’ve really started to play as a team recently," said head coach Jeremey Bernard. "We’ve been creative and attacking, but unfortunately we haven’t been able to finish some of our opportunities. We are getting a lot of opportunities, and that’s a positive." Injuries have taken a toll on the Lady Eagles, which has forced many freshmen to take on bigger roles for the team. "We’ve had some injuries and that’s been something that has hurt us," said Bernard. "Players we have counted on are not able to play and its shows. But I’m extremely happy with our freshman class and how they have stepped in. They have really added a new dimension to our program." Ozarks will travel to Pineville, Louisiana, to face Louisiana College October 9 and then take on Mississippi College October 11 in Clinton, Mississippi.