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October 14, 2013

ECU soccer team knocks off Harding

Ada —      The East Central University soccer team claimed a 3-2 win over Harding in Great American Conference action Friday at Lady Tiger Field.

     The Lady Tigers (2-8, 2-1 GAC) saw goals from three different players and assists from two more. Senior Ashley Bradford earned her second goal of the season and the game-winning goal. Redshirt freshman Taylor Lowe earned the win in goal, stopping eight shots.

     The Bisons (2-7, 1-3 GAC) earned the first goal of the match at 9:19 in the first half.

     Junior Kourtney Holleman tallied ECU’s first goal of the match at 24:43. Holleman sent in a shot from the top of the box off a corner kick by junior Taylor Graves.

     The match remained knotted at one after the end of the first half. At 56:51 in the second half, the Lady Tigers took their first lead on a goal from junior Milan Galloway. Galloway ran down the left side and sent in a shot off the top of Harding’s goalkeepers hands.

     The Bisons tied the game up just over 11 minutes later. ECU kept fighting and took the final lead of the match at 75:53.

     Bradford earned her second goal of the season on a quick shot on the right side of the goalie box after she received a cross from junior Katie Glutz.

     Harding kept the pressure up the rest of the match with seven shots, including four on goal. However, Lowe stopped all four shots she saw, and the Lady Tigers earned the 3-2 win.

     ECU wrapped up the regularly scheduled home season today when the Lady Tigers host league-leading Ouachita Baptist at 1 p.m. at Lady Tiger Field. The match is the annual Senior Day affair, where the Lady Tigers will honor seniors Ashley Bradford, Stephanie Flores, Susana Galvez and Katelynn Harper before the start of the match.

Men’s cross-country

finishes second at OBU Invite

     SHAWNEE —  The East Central University men’s cross-country team made the most of their last meet before the Great American Conference Championship, claiming a second-place finish, out of 10 teams Saturday at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational.

The Tigers were led by senior Will Baldwin, who finished seventh individual in a time of 25:46.00.

Junior Enrique Jiminez was the next to finish, with a time of 26:29.00 and finished 16th. Sophomore Arturo Nava and freshman Richard Mora finished two seconds apart for 20th and 21st. Nava finished in 26:47.00 and Mora in 26:49.00.

Freshman Tyler Baxter was 61st (28:53.00), sophomore Zacharie Jeandemange was 68th (29:29.00), and freshman Austin Piccolo was 84th (31:10.00).

The Tigers will now have a week off to prepare for the 2013 Great American Conference Championship, Oct. 26 in Russellville, Ark.

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