Kervy Robles, Sports Editor
The Lady Bison earned a victory 4-0 over Northwestern Oklahoma State on Senior Night last Saturday.
“It is sad knowing that the long journey has to come to an end, but I know my young teammates will lead OBU where it deserves to be,” defender Kayla Kendall said.
“I wanted a last game to remember; I am glad we all performed remarkably.
“We clearly dominated the entire game,” she said.
The first goal came in the 23rd minute of the game, when Kenzi Bice placed a beautiful assist between two defenders to forward Ruth King.
King rapidly beat the goalkeeper and gave OBU a 1-0 lead.
Six minutes later, Bice participated with another notable assist that left Brenda Barnett with an unsurpassable opportunity. OBU had a 2-0 advantage at the end of the first period.
Midfielder Bice emphasized on her role inside the team throughout the campaign.
“My goal is to win games and I feel like my primary role is to create chances for us to score goals. Passing is one of my strengths so I use it to fulfill my role on the team and get assists,” Bice said.
“It is important to win games to gain momentum going into regionals. The match against NWOSU was a good game to try some things out on offense and further improve our team chemistry,” she said.
In the 47th minute, King dribbled two defenders before sending the ball to low right side of the goal to score the third goal for the Lady Bison.
With a 3-0 score, OBU was ambitious and intimidated its opponent with ten shots on frame.
The fourth goal for OBU came in the 53rd minute.
Freshman Reagan Mann had a potent shot on goal that let a rebound in the small box.
King, once again, was first to collect it and sum her first hat-trick (three goals in a game) in her young college career.
Midfielder Mann is one of the freshmen with the most games played throughout this season becoming a young leader.
“It was a goal for me, coming in, to start my freshman year. I never knew I would play this much but I love it and how it has made me a better player. It gives an opportunity to become a young leader as well,” Mann said.
Mann also emphasized the strengths of the Lady Bison heading to regionals.
“We are a very close-knit team so we work together really well. I think that can take us very in the future [regionals],” she said.
The Lady Bison, No 2 in the (National Christian College Athletic Association) NCCAA ranking, will face Central Christian College Thursday 6 p.m. in McPherson, Kansas.
Posteriorly, OBU women’s soccer with a current 9-4-1 record will participate at the Regional Tournament in Denver, Colorado.