Clarksville, Ark.-Justin Goodman's early goal set the tone for the Eagles 3-0 win over LeTourneau University (5-11-1, 2-9-0) while helping Ozarks record their eighth straight American Southwest Conference victory.
It marks the fourth consecutive season Ozarks has recorded at least ten wins in a year. Goodman, a junior midfielder from Russellville, scored in the 10th minute on a shot from three yards out to give the Eagles’ momentum early in the match. Goodman whisk the shot past the LeTourneau keeper on a pass from Malcolm Williams. It was Goodman’s second goal of the year. He now has nine points this season, fifth-best on the team. He also had three shots in the match. Goodman’s goal was one of two the Eagles (10-4-1, 8-2-1) would score in the first half. Freshman forward Jared Gordon rebounded a shot from Ricky Herrera’s penalty kick in the 37th minute to give Ozarks a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime. Ozarks’ final goal would come from the high-scoring Herrera on a header in the 69th minute. Lars Nyberg recorded the assist. It was Herrera’s 51st career goal and his seventh of the season. Junior goalkeeper Chris Schultz recorded six saves while gathering his sixth shut out of the season. Ozarks out shot the Yellow Jackets 16-13. Herrera had a team-best four shots. Ozarks faces University of Texas-Tyler on October 24 in Clarksville.