A potent offense led the ORU men's soccer team to a 4-1 win over Northeastern State, Friday night at the Case Soccer Complex. It was the final exhibition game for the Golden Eagles as the defeated the Riverhawks, who entered the match ranked No. 14 in Division II.
ORU quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead just three and a half minutes into the contest as Wayne Farmer found Craig Rogers in the middle of the penalty area. Rogers headed the pass into the goal.
Just seven minutes later, Johnny Chavez added the second goal of the evening for the Golden Eagles. Marco Hernandez sent a cross from just outside the left post to a waiting Chavez who booted it in from six yards out.
The RiverHawks got on the board in the 57th minute of play on an unassisted goal off the foot of Jordan Schmoker.
After NSU put in an own goal giving the Golden Eagles a 3-1 lead, freshman Matthew Rogers converted an insurance goal after receiving a pass from Chris Kroeze from the right side of the penalty area.
Ben LaCourse recorded six saves for ORU in goal, while Farmer booted a potential NSU goal away as time expired in the first half for a team save.
The Golden Eagles will begin the 2013 regular season on the road as they travel to face Saint Louis, Friday night at 7 p.m. The men return home on Monday, Sept. 2, to host Houston Baptist at 7 p.m.