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No. 20 ORU Falls in Final Minutes to Western Illinois

No. 20 ORU Falls in Final Minutes to Western Illinois

The Basics
Score: No. 20 Oral Roberts 1 – Western Illinois 2
Record: No. 20 ORU (13-3-0, 4-1-0) – WIU (4-12-1, 4-1-0)
Location: Case Soccer Complex (Tulsa, Okla.)

TULSA, Okla. – The No. 20 ORU men's soccer team fell short to the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 2-1, Saturday evening at the Case Soccer Complex. The Golden Eagles claim a share of the Summit League regular season championship, but earn the No. 2 seed in the league tournament.

Western Illinois scored in the 83rd minute on a goal by Daisuke Otsuka that was assisted by Christian Junna. The goal was set up by a corner that was sent in to the far post and connected with the back of the net on the left side.

Ryan DeBois made it a 2-0 Leatherneck advantage in the 89th minute with a shot to the right side that was assisted by Gimale Essacu and Timothy Trilk. Trilk sent the ball from the keeper spot down field that was then touched by Essacu and scored by DeBois.

Dante Brigida scored in the 90th minute to make it a 2-1 match. Brigida's goal was his 11th of the season. It was assisted by Gustavo Vargas.

Inside the Box Score

-Thirteen wins is the most wins for an ORU team in a season in program history.

- The Golden Eagles still earn a share of the Summit League regular season championship.

- Brigida's goal puts him tied for first in the league in goals with 11.

-ORU had 14 shots on the night with six on goal. WIU had seven shots with two on goal.

-Miles Motakef played all 90 minutes in goal. His record moves to 13-2. He now is No. 1 all-time with most wins in a season and third all-time in a career.

-There were 32 fouls in the match between the two teams along with four yellow cards.

Up Next
The Golden Eagles will compete as the No. 2 seed in the 2019 #SummitMSOC Championship presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare and will face the host team, Denver, Thursday, November 14 at 3 p.m. CST in Denver, Colorado.

For the latest information on ORU men's soccer, follow @ORUMSoccer on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com. Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store.

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