Lady Bison earned two wins in road trip

Kervy Robles, Sports Editor

Women’s soccer earned two important wins against Ouachita Baptist and Harding University last week.

October 12th, the Lady Bison took over the Tigers 2-1 with a remarkable performance of freshman Ruth King.

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Ruth King has scored seven goals in 12 games during this campaign. Courtesy Photo / OBU Athletics

OBU had an aggressive start with nine shots on frame in the first fifteen minutes of the match.

In the 34th minute of the initial period, senior Kenzi Bice played a beautiful ball to King who beat the goalkeeper for a 1-0.The second goal came with another assist from Bice to forward King of a potent shot sent the ball to the net for a 2-0 OBU advantage.

“Ruth [King] and I have created a chemistry that has given us great results in the last games,” Bice said.

Ouachita responded with eight shots on goal, scoring one by Bryson Rial in the 83th minute of the game to shorten the scoreboard to a 2-1.

Emma Beck finalized with three saves for the win.

“The game became intense in the last 15 minutes of the second half; fortunately I was able to make some saves for the team.” Beck said.

Friday night, the Lady Bison took an essential triumph against Harding.

Harding hit first in the fifth minute of the game in the feet of forward Morgan Springborn.

With a 1-0 disadvantage, midfielder Reagan Mann had two shots on goal announcing the Lady Bison onrush.

In the 27th minute of the first half, Abigail Hicks assisted Kelsey Lowe who collected a rebound and equalized the match 1-1.

“After we tied up, I knew it was time for us to take the lead. We generated many opportunities and made some shots on goal,” Lowe said.

The next 10 minutes, OBU set superiority in attack with two shots on frame by Bice.

Consequently in the 38th, Mann found the Hicks in the small box. Hicks rapidly placed the ball in the lower left side of the goal, and sentenced the game with a 2-1 score for OBU.

Goalkeeper Beck registered four saves giving safety to the defense until the end of the match.

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