Clarksville, Ark.-Senior forward Ricky Herrera broke Marcos Gonzalez' all-time school career goal record set in 2001 after he drilled his 53rd career goal past goalkeeper Jon Nelson at the 5: 46 mark in Sunday's non-conference action against Rhodes College.
However, the Lynx (16-3-0) scored three unanswered goals after trailing 0-2 after eight minutes of play to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Eagles. The Eagles (11-7-, 9-4-1), coming off Friday’s big playoff securing 3-0 win at Austin College, appeared to be in control of the match from the start after scoring goals in the 5th and 8th minutes. Herrera, a 5-10, 155-pound native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, scored his record setting career goal and the game’s first score in the 5th minute on a pass from Justin Goodman. Herrera ranks second at Ozarks in career points (126) and fourth in assists (17). He also leads Ozarks with 13 career game-winning goals. Ron Hogsett scored his team leading 11th goal of the season at the 8:47 mark of the first half to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage. Goodman recorded his second assist of the match on Hogsett’s score. The Lynx would fight back to tie the match at 2-2 going intermission. Rhodes, ranked 4th in the NSCAA/adidas Central Region, would score the game-winning goal in the 77th minute. Ozarks was out shot 16-14 in the match, but held a 8-6 margin after one half of play. Herrera, Ron Hogsett and Justin Goodman each had a team-best three shots. Goalkeeper Chris Schultz recorded five saves. The Eagles travel to Richardson, Texas, to face McMurry University in the American Southwest Conference playoffs on November 7. Match time is set for 4 p.m.