Score: Oral Roberts 3 – Eastern Illinois 2
Records: ORU (4-3-1) – EIU (2-5-1)
Location: Case Soccer Complex - Tulsa, Okla.
TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team defeated Eastern Illinois 3-2 Saturday evening giving the Golden Eagles their first league win of the season.
Eastern Illinois tied the game 1-1 at the 28 minute mark when Julian Montoya received a cross from Andre Nappa and scored from inside the goalie box.
Santiago Riveros put the Golden Eagles up 2-1 at the 34 minute mark when he scored off of a penalty kick.
In the second half, Santiago Riveros scored his fourth goal of the season and put the Golden Eagles up 3-1 at the 50 minute mark when he connected with the net from inside the goalie box.
The Panthers added one more goal making the score 3-2 when Davis Wegmann recovered his missed penalty kick and scored at the 63 minute mark.
Inside the Box Score
- ORU out-shot Eastern Illinois 17-5 in the match. The Golden Eagles had eight shots on goal compared to the Panthers' three.
- Parker Johnson played the entire game and recorded one save on the night.
- A physical game between the two teams allowed 31 fouls.
- Santiago Riveros had four shots on goal and scored two goals for the Golden Eagles. Riveros' now has four goals on the season.
- ORU's Corey Cantor took three shots with one shot on goal.
- Junior Chavez took five shots with three shots being on goal and scored his first goal of the season.
- Javo Reyes was awarded an assist off of the Chavez goal. It was his first assist of the season.
- Alex Harris and Baptiste Vandeputte both recorded two shots each throughout the match.
- The Golden Eagles took nine corner kicks throughout the game.
ORU will be back in action on Tuesday, September 27 as the Golden Eagles travel to play SMU in Dallas. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.
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