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Golden Eagles Soar Past Fighting Hawks

Golden Eagles Soar Past Fighting Hawks

THE BASICS
Score: Oral Roberts 1 - North Dakota 0
Record: 4-7-3 (1-1-2) - UND 9-5-1 (3-2-0)

 

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.Jordan Langebartels' penalty kick lifted Oral Roberts women's soccer past North Dakota, 1-0, in an overtime thriller, while Allison Austin recorded her first collegiate shutout Thursday afternoon.

 

Despite playing in mid-50 degree weather, the Golden Eagles started the match hot as the offense pressured the Fighting Hawks defense into four fouls in the first 15 minutes. ORU found its first scoring opportunity in the 19th minute as Jordan Langebartels fired a shot that soared wide of the frame.

 

Substitute Drishana Pillay entered the game in the 24th minute and instantly made her presence known as she fired two shots on frame before Fighting Hawks goalkeeper Madi Livingston ended the threat.

 

After the first 45 minutes of play, both teams entered the locker room scoreless. ORU out shot UND 5-0, led by Pillay with two of her three attempts on frame. Jordan Langebartels and Ashlyn Williams each took a shot on goal before missing wide.

 

Oral Roberts began the second half with a relentless attack that recorded seven shots from five different Golden Eagles in the first 20 minutes. ORU out shot UND 15-0 before the Fighting Hawks recorded its first shot attempt in the 81st minute.

 

Both teams remained scoreless through 90 minutes of action.

 

Allison Austin held off an early attack from the Fighting Hawks in overtime as she recorded her third save of the match.

 

The Golden Eagles followed with an attack of its own that started with Nicole Gornell feeding a streaking Drishana Pillay as she drew a foul inside the box. Senior forward Jordan Langebartels stepped up and fired the penalty kick into the back of the net for the golden goal as Oral Roberts defeated North Dakota, 1-0.

 

NOTABLES
-The Golden Eagles outshot the Fighting Hawks 18-6, including nine shots on goal to the Fighting Hawks three.
-Langebartels recorded her fourth goal of the season and 17th in her career moving her one shy away from ORU's all-time top-10 list.
-True freshman goalkeeper Allison Austin recorded her first collegiate shutout, while recording three saves.
-It was the third overtime match in the past four games.
-The Golden Eagles are now 4-1-2 in the blue kits.
-It was the first match Oral Roberts has ever played in the state of Minnesota.

QUOTABLES

Head Coach Roger Bush on…
…North Dakota:
"Credit to North Dakota, they are a great team and well coached. Their girls played tough and were difficult to break down."

 

…tactical changes:
"We had some girls out due to injury which forced us to adjust our tactics. We are confident in all of our kids in each position. We also adjusted our tactics to the field of play which was a narrower field and I thought our girls did a great job adjusting."

 

…half-time:
"We reminded the team of the message before the game which was to be who you are born to be, there is divine greatness inside each of us."

 

NEXT UP
Oral Roberts will continue its three game road trip as the Golden Eagles travel to Omaha, Neb., to take on the Mavericks on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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