Men’s soccer ousted by OCU 2-0

The men’s soccer team fell to Oklahoma City University (OCU) 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Saints drop to 0-4-1 while the Stars improve to 6-2-0.

The Saints were 2-3-2 against the Stars prior to the matchup.

The Saints had a tough time offensively against the Stars on Saturday. OLLU was only able to record one shot in the first half compared to Oklahoma City’s four. The Stars first goal came at the 32nd minute when Lucas de Freitas scored on assist from John Woodhead. The Saints were also limited to one corner kick.

The energy picked up for the Saints in the second half. They added three shots and three corner kicks. Joseph Baker totaled three saves in the second half and four total. Despite the play picking up for the Saints in the second frame, they were unable to score. The Stars added another goal by de Freitas in the 69th minute with an assist from Jordan Da Costa. OCU won 2-0 backed by 11 shots. There were 27 total fouls called throughout the match.

Scoring overview
32′ – OCU – Lucas de Freitas (assisted by John Woodhead)

69′ – OCU – Lucas de Freitas (assisted by Jordan Da Costa)

Penalty summary
29′ – Yellow Card – OLLU – Cristian Govea Mireles

60′ – Yellow Card – OCU – Jusung Kang

70′ – Yellow Card – OLLU – Michael Huff

77′ – Yellow Card – OCU – Harvey Paul

77′ – Yellow Card – OLLU – Cade Ryan

81′ – Yellow Card – OCU – Lucas de Freitas

85′ – Yellow Card – OLLU – Abraham Lincon

85′ – Yellow Card – OLLU – Aidan White

Inside the box score
Harry Acklam and Michael Huff had one shot on goal each for the Saints. The Stars were led by three players with two shots on goal apiece.

Overall, the Saints tallied four shots, with two on goal. OCU marked 11 shots with six on goal.

OLLU recorded four corner kicks and the Stars took three.

What’s next
The Saints start Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play at LSU-Shreveport on Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m.