Clarksville, Ark.-Ozarks posted a 2-0 shutout win over Schreiner University to receive its first American Southwest Conference win of the season Saturday afternoon.
Ozarks (1-5-1, 1-3-0 ASC) had its best offensive performance of the season and its best goalkeeper effort from senior Matt Mouer. The Eagles and Mountaineers (1-7-0, 1-3-0 ASC) battled to a 0-0 halftime tie, but it was the home team that turned it up a notch in the second half. Ozarks outshot Schreiner 11-6 in the second half and set the momentum early when Josh Duncan scored a beautiful goal in the 51st minute. Duncan received the ball in the box and flicked it in to net his first goal of the season. The Eagles mounted more pressure on the Mountaineers as Dylan Amacher scored a goal off a rebound from Schreiner goalkeeper Tim Martinez in the 54th minute. Matt Weaver registered the assist.
Schreiner attacked Ozarks’ defense late, but Mouer came through with several big saves. Mouer fought off Schreiner’s Fernando Albiter clear shot at the goal with a nice save in the 75th minute. Minutes later, Mouer made a leaping save on a would-be goal to preserve the shutout.
Ozarks totaled 14 shots in the match. Amacher led the team with seven shots.
Mouer posted his first shutout of the season with six key saves.
Ozarks will travel to Marshall, Texas, to face East Texas Baptist University September 27.