From USAO Sports Info.
Justin Tinder, Sports Information Director
CHICKASHA – USAO rebounded from an early scare and beat back a determined effort by visiting Texas Wesleyan University for a 3-2 win in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Chickasha. The victory improved the Drovers to 8-4-2 overall and kept them perfect in Sooner Athletic Conference play with at 6-0. TWU dropped to 8-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in league play.
Senior captain Ryah Vyse continued her dominant play on the field scoring twice and assisting on another as the Drovers ran their current win streak to six straight. Vyse scored the game-winner in the 69th minute when she was awarded a penalty kick after being fouled in the box by a TWU defender.
Vyse earlier scored in the 34th minute to put USAO ahead 2-1 with a well-placed header off of a corner kick pass sent in by teammate Rhianna Brewster. Vyse also assisted USAO’s first goal in the 31st minute on a pass to Shay Nash who smashed a shot past the TWU keeper to tie it at 1-1.
TWU scored first in the game’s second minute when Shareh Asadi scored left of the goal to put the Rams in front early 1-0.
USAO Coach Jimmy Hampton had a lot of bright spot to consider when talking about the win.
“Shay Nash and Morgan Wilson gave us a spark off the bench. They both played very well,” Hampton said. “Hunter Aubrey and and Khassandra Hameg also came in and provided a positive lift for us.”
Hampton went on to later single out defender Vanessa Yates for her continued outstanding play in the back line of the Drover defense. The senior all-conference player has been the glue in the in the team’s back line.
“She doesn’t get her name in the paper a lot because her work goes unnoticed,” Hampton said.
“The kid is simply that good. She makes up for a lot of mistakes that we might make.”
USAO ended up outshooting TWU by a 24-10 margin with Vyse taking the majority of the shots with seven.
Caitlin Oliver got the win in goal her third of the season as she collected three saves and went the entire 90 minutes of the game.