Clarksville, Ark.-Mississippi College gave the Eagles their first setback of the season after scoring a pair of second half goals in Thursday's 2-0 win at Hurie Field.
Neither team had a lot of opportunities to score in the first half, but the Ozarks’ offense did serve one in the box in the 20th minute to Ryan Cooper who sent in a header that was saved by Mississippi College goalkeeper Andrew Dailey. The Choctaws held a slight edge in the shots column (5-4) after one half of play.
The second half saw more action on the offensive end, as both teams combined for 13 shots. Choctaw Mike Hutson got the match’s first goal when he attacked the Ozarks’ defense and put it past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Brian Sarber in the 55th minute. Following Hutson’s goal, Ozarks best chances to score came from midfielder Dylan Evans. Evans fired one to the left corner of the net in the 80th minute, but Dailey made a diving one-handed stop. With two minutes remaining, Evans sent another one towards the goal that went wide. The Choctaws scored a break-away-goal with seven seconds remaining.
Evans ended with three shots for the Eagles.
Ozarks falls to 5-1-2 overall and 0-1-1 in ASC play. Mississippi College improves to 4-1-1 and 2-1-0.
Ozarks will host Louisiana College September 27.
-Two goals are the most the Ozarks’ defense has given up this season.
-Ozarks is 13-6-1 against Mississippi College all-time.
-Goalkeeper Brian Sarber has an 0.59 goals against average thus far.
-Ozarks has outscored their opponents 25-5 this season.