University of the Ozarks 1, Hardin-Simmons University 0
Records: University of the Ozarks (6-4-0, 3-3-0 ASC), Hardin-Simmons (2-1-3, 1-2-1 ASC)
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Clarksville, Ark. | Hurie Soccer Field
The Eagles have clearly turned the corner after starting conference play 0-3-0. Now, the Eagles have won three straight conference matches and have momentum on its side. The Eagles grinded out a 1-0 win over rival Hardin-Simmons University behind a header from Matt Samaniego in the 87th minute. Thomas Ross set up the goal with a beautiful pass off a free kick. Samaniego seems to be in the right place at the right time as he has connected on game-winners in two of the last three matches. During the Eagles three-game stretch, Ozarks has posted shutouts.
OZARKS - 86:04 Matt Samaniego (Thomas Ross) - header off a free kick
Ozarks posted a shutout enabling Matt Samaniego an opportunity to head in the game-winning goal in the 87th minute.
COACH BRUECKNER'S QUOTE
"The guys have been working hard and been making progress every single game. We dug ourselves a hole in conference starting out 0-3, but we've won the last three games. It has been nice to produce shutouts against good opponents. We had to grind this one out. Matt had a brilliant goal off of a great assist from Thomas."
Logan Valestin, Cade Coggin, Matt Samaniego, Thomas Ross, Michael Luster, Miguel Reyes, Robert Pope, Sean Garcia, Manny Torres, Bradley Rice, Spence Jean Baptiste
Travis Farrar, Derric Davis, Johnson Cijulus
EAGLES' NEXT MATCH
The Eagles will travel to Longview, Texas, to play LeTourneau University October 12.