From OBU Sports Information
Oklahoma Baptist handed Southwestern Christian its first men’s soccer loss, 3-1, in Bethany Tuesday.
The Eagles, who announced last week they are joining the Sooner Athletic Conference next year, were 2-0 against SAC teams coming into the contest.
The Bison were out-shot 21-17 and put one less shot on goal, but dropped SCU to 6-1 on the season.
“It was a good win today,” said Bison Coach Brent Coates. “Southwestern Christian is a good, young team with talented players who will do well in the SAC. We beat an unbeaten team that is receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25. I felt like we dominated the game from start to finish.”
Chance Johnson gave OBU a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, scoring from 25 yards out after cleaning up a loose ball.
That lead held up the rest of the half and the Bison doubled it in the 47th minute when Tito Silva scored on a header on a well-aimed pass by Mario Maia.
OBU got its third goal from Taylor Thompson in the middle.
Now 3-2, the Bison host Missouri Valley College Friday at 3 p.m.
Ray Fink is the Sports Information Director at Oklahoma Baptist University.