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Mira lifts ORU past OKWU in exhibition opener

Mira lifts ORU past OKWU in exhibition opener

The Basics

Score: Oklahoma Wesleyan 0 - Oral Roberts 1

Records: OKWU (0-1 Exh.), ORU (1-0 Exh.)

Location: Case Soccer Complex - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts University men's soccer team started its preseason schedule off right as the Golden Eagles knocked off Oklahoma Wesleyan 1-0 at the Case Soccer Complex on Friday in exhibition action.

Sophomore Edgardo Mira put the Golden Eagles on top in the 48th minute, netting a goal from 18 yards out into the left corner of the net. Senior Gerardo Salas was credited with the assist.

Mira finished with two shots on target for the Golden Eagles, while Ben LaCourse pulled in three saves between the posts to earn the shutout.

Turning Point

Edgardo Mira collected a pass from Gerardo Salas at the top of the penalty box on the right side for the lone goal in the 48th minute of play.

Inside the Box Score

· The Golden Eagles outshot Oklahoma Wesleyan 11-7.

· Matthew Rogers and Johnny Chavez each had shots on goal for the Golden Eagles.

· Nemanja Zalad led Oklahoma Wesleyan with two shots on goal, and Jack McGowan had one on target.

· Luka Stojanovic earned three saves in the loss for OKWU.

News and Notes

· ORU avenged a 2012 home loss to OKWU, dropping a 6-2 decision on October 16, 2012.

Up Next

The Golden Eagles take the pitch for their second exhibition match on August 22 against USAO. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. at the Case Soccer Complex, followed the ORU women's regular season opener against Utah at 8.

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