Score: Oral Roberts 1 – Denver 0
Record: ORU (10-2-0, 3-0-0) – Denver (2-9-2, 0-2-1)
Location: Case Soccer Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)
TULSA, Okla. – The ORU men's soccer team grabbed its 10th win of the season and its first program win over the Denver Pioneers with a 1-0 overtime victory Saturday evening.
Dante Brigida scored his eighth goal of the season and his fourth game winner to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 overtime win over the Denver Pioneers.
Brigida's goal started with a blocked shot by Juan Arias that was then collected by Tanguy Guerineau and passed to Brigida for the game winner inside the box. Arias and Guerineau were both credited with assists.
Quote from Coach Bush
"Denver is great and they are well coached," Head Coach Ryan Bush said. "We played a very good soccer team tonight. Their record doesn't indicate how good they really are. I'm super proud of our team's performance. Front to back, it was a fantastic defensive performance as group. I think some of our culture really showed tonight and we really grinded out."
"We didn't just win the game tonight, we showed maturity and growth. We needed to be able to grind through that emotional moment and come out unscathed. The next time that we're approached with that situation I think it will be easier to respond."
Inside the Box Score
-It is the seventh time in program history to reach double-digit wins and first since 2004.
-Brigida's game winning goal is the seventh of his career passing Jarrett Hamilton (2009-2011) and ties for ninth in career goals (18).
-ORU had 11 shots on the night with four on goal. Denver had two shots with both on goal.
-Miles Motakef played all 90 minutes in goal. Motakef recorded two saves in the game. His recorded improves to 9-1.
-There were 42 fouls in the match between the two teams along with 10 yellow cards.
The Golden Eagles head to Highland Heights, Kentucky, to face Northern Kentucky Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
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