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Two tight matches as OLLU fails to beat Oklahoma City

OLLU and OCU players compete for possession
OLLU and OCU players compete for possession
courtesy OLLU Athletics

OLLU had two entertaining matches on the OLLU campus on Sunday afternoon but couldn't win either as the men were held to a 1-1 draw and the women lost 2-1 both to Oklahoma City University.

The men's team were pushed to two extra-time periods but neither side was able to break the deadlock and they had to settle for a goal.

OLLU started the match phenomenally controlling the opening stages but they could not find the goal that they needed which kept Oklahoma City in the game.

For all of the Saints possession and domination in the first half Oklahoma City stunned the hosts as they scored in the 39th minute as Alexandre Taiar put it away for a half-time lead.

That goal seemed to make the Saints angry and just after the break they had their equalizer as Sebastian Luehr was able to find Elias Cortes with a slick pass that allowed Cortes to bury the chance and put OLLU back on level terms.

OLLU kept on pushing but they could not find the goal they needed to prevent extra-time as they couldn't score again for all of their possession and attack.

The Saints were by far the better side but they weren't able to find a goal in the extra-time periods as the match ended 1-1.

The women's team was not as lucky as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Oklahoma City and got the worst possible start as they conceded just ten minutes in to the match.

Allison Worsham was the player who punished OLLU as she was able to receive the ball and find space before sending it past the keeper for the opener just ten minutes in to the match.

But just one minute later the Saints were level as Stephania Vazquez found Hayley Tiernay who was able to find the space she needed to get the Saints the goal back as quickly as they'd conceded.

For the rest of the match both sides struggled to take their chances as the match was tight and neither side was able to score after the chances that fell their way, with wayward shooting and good defense denying the sides.

But one minute before extra-time OCU found a winner after a save rebounded back off OLLU defender Maggie MIller for an own goal, to seal a 2-1 win for Oklahoma City University.

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