Valenzuela earns two assists in 2-2 tie against Missouri State
Score: Missouri State 2 – Oral Roberts 2
Records: MSU (1-2-1), ORU (0-2-2)
Location: Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts University women’s soccer team earned its second draw in as many matches on Sunday as the Golden Eagles and Missouri State finished tied 2-2 in the Holiday Inn City Center Tulsa Invitational on the University of Tulsa campus.
ORU moved its record to 0-2-2 on the season, while the Bears moved their record to 1-2-1. With the draw, the Golden Eagles and Bears finished the tournament in third and fourth, respectively.
MSU got on the board first when Molly Brewer broke loose from the ORU defense and beat keeper Maddie Rhodes one-on-one to put the Bears up 1-0 in the 18th minute.
The Golden Eagles trailed by the same deficit until the 50th minute of play. Madison Valenzuela collected a free ball on the MSU end of the pitch and sent it downfield to lead freshman Amanda Dial who finished with an equalizer to tie the match at one.
ORU gained the lead for the first time in the 83rd minute as Valenzuela led Kayla Keller, who beat the defense to score from 10 yards out. It was Valenzuela’s third assist of the tournament.
However, just over a minute later, the Bears tied the match at two on a goal by Alex Opfer.
With ORU trailing MSU early in the second half, freshman Amanda Dial snuck behind the defense for the game tying goal in the 50th minute.
Inside the Box Score
- ORU finished the match with six shots on goal, led by Madison Valenzuela (2). Kayla Keller, Maria Stordahl, Kaily Cox and Amanda Dial each had a shot on target.
- Maddie Rhodes started in goal for ORU, recording three saves, moving her record to 0-2-2.
- Molly Brewer led MSU with a goal and an assist, as well as a team high four shots.
- Jessica Perry recorded four saves between the posts for MSU, moving to 1-2-1 on the season.
News and Notes
- The match between ORU and MSU was a part of the Holiday Inn City Center Tulsa Invitational.
- Maria Stordahl was selected to represent ORU on the all-tournament team.
- The winner of the final tournament match between Tulsa and UMKC will determine the tournament champion. If the match ends in a draw, TU will win the tournament and UMKC will finish as the runner-up.
ORU hits the road on Friday for the first of two matches on a Texas road swing as the Golden Eagles take on SMU in Dallas. The trip will conclude on Sunday afternoon with a match at former conference foe Houston Baptist.