Clarksville, Ark.-A pair of second half goals within a three-minute span proved to be the difference in a 2-0 Texas-Dallas win over the Eagles in American Southwest Conference soccer action.
In the season finale for Ozarks (5-12-0, 4-9-0 ASC), the Eagles probably had the best opportunity to score in the first half when Marcus Aldaba hit a shot from 20 yards out after receiving the ball on a free kick. But Texas-Dallas goalkeeper Bailey Williams made a leaping save to punch the ball away from the frame. Prior to that, the Eagles fended off five straight Texas-Dallas (11-4-2, 8-2-2 ASC) corner kicks in the opening minutes and did not allow a shot. The Eagles put pressure on Williams once more in the 30th minute when Francisco Garza set up Tanner Holman for a shot, but Holman’s attempt went wide. After a scoreless first half, Texas-Dallas threatened in the 55th minute when Ryan Courson had a shot, but Neil Thompson hustled his way to the ball for a save. Minutes later, the Comets scored a goal in the 61st minute. The visitors would follow with another in the 63rd minute. The Comets totaled eight shots in the match, with seven of those coming in the second half. The Eagles had five shots. Thompson had four saves.
Ozarks returns all of its starters next season and did not have a senior on the roster.