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Golden Eagles Soar on Senior Day

Golden Eagles Soar on Senior Day

The Basics
Score: Oral Roberts 3 – South Dakota 1
Records:  ORU (9-9-1) - USD (3-13-1)
Location: Case Soccer Complex – Tulsa, Okla.


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's soccer team crushed South Dakota 3-1 Sunday afternoon at the Case Soccer Complex.

South Dakota scored first and kept the lead throughout the first half when Kelle Willer put the Coyotes up 1-0 five minutes in to the match off of an unassisted goal from 40 yards out.

After the break, ORU senior Alexia Herrera scored her fifth goal of the season from inside the box and tied the game 1-1 at the 75 minute mark. Her goal was assisted by fellow senior Tahlor Lyman.

Sierra Beall lifted the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 lead at the 79 minute mark when she scored off of a free kick from Tahlor Lyman. Lyman's assist was her second of the game.

Sierra Beall scored her fourth goal of the season and second of the match in the 84th minute that gave ORU a 3-1 lead when she scored off of another Tahlor Lyman assist. This was Lyman's third assist for the match.

After the game, the Golden Eagles honored all nine seniors. Alexia Herrera, Megan Guico, Tahlor Lyman, Mariah Morgan, Chablee Sanders, Brittney Lawrence, Amy Carroll, Maria Stordahl and Hannah Briggs will graduate from Oral Roberts University at the conclusion of this year.


Inside the Box Score

  • ORU out-shot South Dakota 24-5 in the match. The Golden Eagles had eight shots on goal.
  • Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl played all 90 minutes for the Golden Eagles and recorded two saves.
  • Sierra Beall took four shots with three being on goal and scored two goals.
  • Senior Alexia Herrera took one shot on goal and scored one goal in today's match.
  • Senior Tahlor Lyman took two shots and recorded three assists throughout the game.
  • Kelli Keller took four shots in today's contest.
  • Caroline Frank, Chloe Basnett and senior Mariah Morgan each took two shots with one being on goal.
  • Seniors Brittney Lawrence and Chablee Sanders each took one shot throughout the match.
  • Amanda Dial recorded one shot in the game.
  • Lexi Jones took four shots with one being on goal in today's match.
  • A physical game allowed 23 fouls between the two teams. South Dakota had 13 fouls compared to ORU's 11.

Up Next
The Golden Eagles will take the field for their final regular season match on Sunday, October 30 at Western Illinois. The match is set to begin at 12 p.m. CST.

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