Clarksville, Ark.-NAIA Southwestern Christian University scored the game-winning goal in the 63rd minute to upend the Lady Eagles 2-1 Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play.
Ozarks (1-14-0) had a strong first half and dominated possession during that span, but Southwestern (6-7-1) had a better second half totaling six shots and netted the game-winner. With the score tied 1-1, Southwestern’s Rebecca Ford scored a beautiful goal from 20 yards out. Ford netted a tough goal to the back post to clinch the match. Southwestern held a 1-0 lead after the 15th minute, but freshman forward Haley Gilliam answered with a nifty left-footed goal in the 60th minute to tie the match 1-1. Kristen Callahan crossed it into the box to receive the assist.
The Lady Eagles could have scored on a number of occasions in the first half, but came up empty. Ozarks recorded six shots, five of which were on frame. In fact, the Lady Eagles came out and dominated early on, recording four shots within the first eleven minutes of play. Ozarks did not create as many chances in the second half, and starting goalkeeper Codie Freeman was forced to make a number of saves to keep Southwestern off the board. Freeman ended with seven saves. MaKenna Piha had three shots.
Ozarks will host UT-Dallas October 20 at 1:00 p.m.