OKLAHOMA CITY – On a soggy night where the rain poured down and pooled on the turf at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma Baptist claimed a third-straight Great American Conference victory after dispatching rival Southern Nazarene, 2-0, on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma Baptist has won four straight matches in the last nine days, including three away from Bison Hill. The shutout was also their second in their last three outings.
The Lady Bison quickly took the lead in the 10th minute of action thanks to Abigail Parker. After Ruth King took a shot that spilled out of the grasp of SNU’s goalkeeper, Parker was there to put away the rebound and give OBU a 1-0 lead that they would carry through to halftime.
With the match in hand, OBU notched an insurance goal with four minutes left in the contest. Emmily Infante picked off a bad pass by the Crimson Storm in the Lady Bison’s defensive third to spark the counter. She then sent the ball long to Abigail Hicks who drew out the keeper before sliding it to King for the second goal of the night.
Another stout defensive outing, led by starters Jennifer Goethe, Kelsey Bumgarner, Lara Haring-Lovett and Rachel Beiermann conceded just two shots on goal. Emily Griffith tidied up both shots on goal to pick up her seventh win in her debut season.
Oklahoma Baptist (7-1, 3-0 GAC) returns home on Saturday, Sept. 30 to take on East Central at 11 a.m. at the OBU Soccer Complex.