Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team came into Friday's match against UT-Tyler 0-5-0 all-time, but the Lady Eagles finished their 2007 American Southwest Conference opener against the Patriots with a 1-1 double overtime tie, giving the program a boost of confidence as it begins league play.
UT-Tyler (2-2-1, 0-0-1) controlled the match in the first half, attempting 11 shots while holding the Lady Eagles (1-0-4, 0-0-1) to just one. That one, however, would change the momentum of the game and eventually push the contest into overtime. UT-Tyler’s Jordan Reed netted the match’s first goal off of her own corner kick in the 13th minute. At the 41:01 mark, Ozarks’ sophomore forward Kristyn Shinn took on Patriot keeper Sam Fraser one-on-one in the open field and booted it in the back of the net to tie the match at 1-1. With momentum on their side, Ozarks came out in the second half and slowed down the speedy UT-Tyler offense by limiting them to only two shots. Ozarks’ offensive attack also picked up as they got a couple of quality shots in the second half, but couldn’t find the net, thus sending the Lady Eagles to their fourth overtime match of the season. Both teams collected two shots apiece in second half play, but it was Ozarks that would hold a 3-2 and 3-1 shots advantage in the first and second overtime.
Heather Dryden had a team-high three shots. Freshman goalkeeper Lori Langman had seven saves in 110 minutes of action.
Ozarks will continue ASC action on Sunday when they host Concordia University Texas at 2:00 p.m.