Ottawa soccer stifles Southwestern

Six straight wins has Ottawa atop the KCAC among three unbeaten teams in conference play.

The Ottawa University women’s soccer team stumped visiting Southwestern College Saturday 4-2, keeping its Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference record a perfect 6-0. The team leads the KCAC standings ahead of Oklahoma Wesleyan (5-1-1, 5-0 KCAC), and Kansas Wesleyan (7-2-2, 4-0-1 KCAC).

Goals by senior midfielders Abigail Rosales, Samantha Mendoza and Ady Barraza gave the Lady Braves a commanding 3-0 lead at halftime. Southwestern fought back with back-to-back goals early in the second half by Alissa Tapp and Brianna Alcorn. Mendoza iced the match with her second goal at the 78:14 mark in the second half.

OU out-shot the Lady Builders 17-11 (9-5 in shots-on-goal). Ottawa had 13 corner kicks to SC’s two.

The Lady Braves (10-2, 6-0 KCAC) play 5:30 p.m. today at Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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With its 1-0 shutout of Southwestern College at home Saturday, the OU men’s soccer team has won three of its last four matches.

Aaron Kavanagh, senior forward, scored the match’s only goal at the 10:18 mark in the first half, assisted by Lewis Verdouw, senior forward.

Ottawa dominated in shots 21-7 (11-2 in shot-on-goal).

The Braves (6-5-1, 4-2 KCAC) plays 8 p.m. today at No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan (7-1, 5-0 KCAC) in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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