OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 25, 2012) – Two goals scored four minutes apart in the second half lifted visiting Texas-Permian Basin to a 2-0 win over Oklahoma Christian on a chilly Thursday night.
The Falcons (2-15) completed a season sweep of OC (2-13) with the win. UTPB outshot the Lady Eagles 19-9 and controlled the action for much of the game between the Heartland Conference rivals.
“We did not match the intensity level of Permian Basin tonight,” OC coach Randall Robison said. “Even with the wind behind us, our level seemed to drop. Not just for Saturday’s game, but moving forward in preparing for next season, our players have to learn to compete for the full 90 minutes.”
UTPB narrowly missed going ahead in the 43rd minute, as a wind-aided 30-yard blast from Jessica Saulter banged off the crossbar. The Falcons did take the lead in the 60th minute, with Kendeal Stark corralling a corner kick from Krysten Chandler and scoring in a crowded penalty box.
Four minutes later, OC goalkeeper Lindsey Williams blocked a shot by Chandler, but the rebound went to Alyssa Riddle, who scored to put the Falcons up 2-0.
OC’s best scoring chance came on a free kick early in the second half by Gigi Gonzalez that sailed just over the crossbar. Rachel Bates also had a good scoring chance in the first half, facing a one-on-one showdown with UTPB goalkeeper Victoria Ramirez, but Bates’ shot from the right side went just wide left.
Williams made eight saves for the Lady Eagles while Ramirez had three for UTPB.
OC will close the regular season on Saturday with a home game against McMurry (Texas).