Women win 3-0 against USAO

The Lady Eagles prevailed over the University of Science and Arts during Saturday’s Homecoming match 1-0.

Freshman Cheyenne Padgett netted a goal in the top corner during the 28th minute. “I was nervous hitting the ball, but I saw the corner open and I had to go for it,” Padgett said. This was Padgett’s second goal of the season.

Head Coach Scott Marksberry was very satisfied with the team’s offensive drive and possession.

“We played a really good game,” said Marksberry. “First half we were in control of the game and we scored. The second half we played good and USAO played great, [but] we hung on.”

Maintaining the 1-0 score for the remaining half, JBU freshman goalie Kristen Morency finished the game with six saves. This was Morency’s fourth solo shut-out. She was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Elsewhere in the conference, Oklahoma Baptist forward Paula Vicenzo scored the title of Offensive Player of the Week. The Lady Bison continue to lead the SAC, with three consecutive wins in the conference.

USAO and Lubbock Christian both have two wins in conference, followed by a five-way tie between Oklahoma City, JBU, Mid-America, Rogers State and Wayland Baptist- each with one conference victory. St. Gregory has fallen to three consecutive losses in the SAC.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Texas this weekend for a double-bill against Wayland Baptist on Oct. 11 and Lubbock Baptist on Oct.13.