MIDWEST CITY — Rose State College posted a pair of wins against the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M soccer teams here Sunday, Aug. 9.
The Lady Norse dropped a 2-1 decision then the men suffered a 4-0 setback.
In the women’s match against Rose State, the Lady Norse grabbed a 1-0 lead on an own goal at 30:15.
Rose State midfielder Jayden Moore tied the match at 36:21 then defender Olivia Basnett got what proved to be the game winner six minutes later in the second half
“We were up early in the game and moved the ball well,” Lady Norse coach Lisa Bell said. “We need to work on creating opportunities.”
Goalie Payton Thornton had seven saves, including five in the first half.
Rose State’s men scored twice in the first half, then added another two in the second.
All four goals came in the final minutes of each half, NEO men’s coach John Parrigon said.
“We did a lot of things well, but we led a bad score inflate on some momentary lapses,” Parrigon said. “They finish every chance they get, so that will win you a lot of games.”
In matches played Thursday, Sept. 6, the Lady Norse fell 3-2 and the men dropped a 0-0 decision at Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa.
Freshman midfielder Molly Knox set up sophomore forward Fortune Kede for the first Lady Norse goal at 12:08.
Marybel Garcia, a sophomore defender tied the match at 29:03 then freshman midfielder Sosa Garcia gave NEO a 2-1 edge at 48:37.
NOC got the final two goals, sophomore forward Mayra Vega at 73:44 and sophomore forward Kayla Mireles at the 80:57 mark.
Thornton and Sarah Zobest were injured over the course of the game, forcing Paige Miller to take over in goal for the final 10 minutes.
“I am proud of how the girls worked the ball around,” Bell said. “NOC is always pretty tough, but we came to play. That’s what you always want as a coach.”
Midfielder Cameron Eaves gave the Norsemen what would be their only goal at the 2:29 mark.
Jaime Ponce and a penalty kick by Jesus Aleman gave Northern the tying and winning goals.
Aleman’s came with 1:21 remaining in the match.
NEO ends a lengthy road trip with a match against Eastern Oklahoma State College at Red Robertson Field. The women (2-4) play at 5 p.m. with the men (1-5) at 7 p.m.