Clarksville, Ark.-Ryan Skelly's goal in the 88th minute lifted the Eagles to a 4-3 win over Harding University on Tuesday afternoon and gave Ozarks their second straight non-conference win.
Skelly, a junior midfielder who had scored Ozarks’ first goal in the 32nd minute, whisk a shot past the goalkeeper with 1:37 remaining in the match to send an energetic Ozarks’ student section into a roar. Skelly fought off two defenders on a feed from Sebastian Teeling to record his third career game-winner. ????? The Eagles (2-0-0, 0-0-0) looked to have the match in their control after Jason Caskey ripped a shot through the net from 20 yards out to put Ozarks up 3-2 in the 81st minute. However, Harding (0-2-0, 0-0-0) answered with a goal in the 83rd minute to even the match. Lars Nyberg’s goal in the 78th minute tied the match at 2-2 after Ozarks had fallen behind 2-1. ????? The Eagles out shot the Bison 15-10 and Ozarks’ defense allowed only four shots on goal. ????? Skelly’s four shots led the team. Jared Gordon, Ron Hogsett and Teeling each had an assist. ????? Brian Sarber and Jeffery Enevoldsen split time in the goal. Sarber, who started, had one save while Enevoldsen had two saves. ????? Ozarks continues non-conference play when they travel to Mayville, Tennessee to face Maryville College on September 10 and Piedmont College on September 11. Maryville won the Great South Conference last season and Piedmont finished second.