Eagles can’t crawl out of hole in 2-1 loss to McMurry

Sam Guernsey scored OC’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to McMurry.
Sam Guernsey scored OC’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to McMurry.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 27, 2012) – Oklahoma Christian’s come-from-behind magic didn’t appear on Saturday afternoon against Heartland Conference rival McMurry (Texas).

The Eagles fell behind by two scores and got a late goal from Sam Guernsey, but couldn’t make it all the way back in dropping a 2-1 decision to the visiting War Hawks.

OC (7-9) had rallied from behind to win three times this season, including in a 3-2 overtime win Thursday against Texas-Permian Basin. Coach David Scott said after that game he wanted the Eagles to start games faster and he no doubt still feels that way after Saturday’s game, even though OC outshot McMurry 24-16.

Sam Black scored both goals for McMurry (7-11) on assists from Jordan Miller. The first came in the 16th minute and the second was in the 54th minute.

Guernsey, who scored twice for OC against UTPB, pulled the Eagles within 2-1 in the 74th minute, with his brother, Tommy Guernsey, assisting.

OC goalkeeper Connor Davenport had five saves, while his McMurry counterpart, Neil O’Sullivan, made four saves.

The Eagles will play their final regular-season game next Saturday at home against Newman (Kan.).