Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 26, 2007) - John Brown scored the game’s first and only goal in the 88th minute Friday to narrowly defeat Oklahoma Christian 1-0 in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament.
The loss drops OC’s overall record to 7-6-2. The Eagles now await a possible at-large berth to the NAIA Region VI Tournament.
The game remained scoreless through the opening 87 minutes of play. OC got good looks in the 62nd minute from Cristian Fernandes’ offering was snagged by JBU’s Spencer Watson. 30 seconds later, Tyler Brady’s shot barely traveled wide.
In the 75th minute, sophomore Ryan Frampton gathered the ball just outside the box and ripped a shot on goal only to be saved again by Watson.
JBU’s goal came when Nick Robbins found the ball in heavy traffic and kicked a hard shot into the upper left-hand corner at the 88:31 mark. Juan Iraola assisted on the score.
JBU keeper Spencer Watson snagged five saves on the day.
John Brown (6-9, 2-5) will travel to Oklahoma City to face the fourth seeded OCU Stars on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Courtesy: Dave Seat, Oklahoma Christian SID