Hillcats Fall to Braves, 2-1
CLAREMORE, Okla. - The Rogers State men’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Ottawa (Kan.) on Tuesday night at Soldier Field.
RSU dominated on offense, taking 15 shots in the game and firing seven on frame. However, the Braves made their eight shots count, putting six of them on target.
After a scoreless opening half the Hillcats came out strong in the second stanza, netting the first goal of the game in the 48th minute. Niall Masterson sent a corner kick to the back post and Bryan Jones was there to head it into the goal.
The RSU lead was short-lived as OU evened the score just three minutes later as Paul Oswald blasted the ball back post past RSU keeper Nathan Inger from 25 yards out.
The Braves earned the game-winner in the 84th minute as Ricky Escalera crossed a free kick into the box where Dominic Sigala chested the ball to his feet and volleyed it into the goal.
Inger took the loss in the net, allowing two goals and making four saves. Drinnan Sante earned the win, making six saves while allowing one goal.
With the loss, the Hillcats are off to their worst start in program history as they are now 2-3 on the season.
Rogers State (2-3) returns to the pitch on Friday as the Hillcats host Hannibal LaGrange at 4 p.m. The game will be streamed on the Hillcat Network at www.rsuhillcats.com/live.