Clarksville, Ark.-Behind a two-goal effort by Amanda Alexander, the Lady Eagles defeated McMurry University 3-0 in American Southwest Conference play and gave Justin Neese his first victory as a collegiate head coach.
Ozarks (1-12-0, 1-7-0) dominated McMurry University (1-10-1, 1-8-1) in every facet of the match, ending the contest with 25 shots and a season-high 14 shots on goal. The Lady Eagles faired well on the defensive side, too, holding the visitors to just three shots. Ozarks was especially sharp in the opening minutes as they reeled off six shots within the first ten minutes of play. It was Terah McGill who had the team’s first score after knocking one over the keeper’s head from 20 yards out in the 26th minute. Ozarks ended the first half with 16 shots. ????? McMurry threatened to score early in the second half, but Becky Obermueller chased down a McMurry player from behind to knock away a potential goal. From there, Alexander began what would be a career day for her when she scored her first goal of the season in the 59th minute. Alexander scored in a similar fashion to McGill, looping one over the keeper’s head. She would strike again in the 72nd after beating the keeper in a one-on-one opportunity. ????? Alexander led the team with six shots. McGill followed with five shots. Both had three shots on goal. ????? Goalkeeper Jessica Falls had two saves. ????? Neese and the Lady Eagles will host UT-Tyler on October 18 in ASC action. The match will start at 3:00 p.m.