University of Providence soccer split series with Eastern Oregon

(Argo Athletics Media Release)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Argo women’s soccer tallies the first loss for No. 19 Eastern Oregon on Friday as they improve to 3-2 on the season following an overtime thriller, 2-1.

The Mountaineers controlled much of the first period as they outshot the Argos 6-4 including a seventh shot that found the net during the 43rd minute as Cailin Koupal sent a ball to Kaitlyn McLeod who nets a slow dribbler to put the Mountaineers up, 1-0 at the break.

The Argos came out firing in the second half as they led the Mountaineers in shots after the break, 4-2. Providence’s Grace Ibsen netted the Argos’s fifth shot of the half off a rebound to tie the match up at 1 all. The Argos continued their ball control as they continued to outshoot Eastern Oregon, 6-2, as the match headed to extra minutes.

In overtime, the Argos only needed two shots as Jenni Qualm handled a ball from half-field to Malena Lennon who headed the ball in to give the Argos the overtime win.

The Argos led the Mountaineers in shots, 17-11, including shots on goal, 7-6. Both squads garnered six corner kicks and five saves.

The Argos will head to the Beaver State as they will take on Northwest Christian University on September 21 and Corban University on September 22.

The University of Providence men’s soccer team fell to Eastern Oregon University (3-1-1) on Friday, 1-2.

During the first half, the Argos found success on their first shot of the day as Luis Macias received a ball from Bryan Gonzalez and shot from the middle of the 18 to hit the top cross bar and bounce in.

In the second half, the Mountaineers tied things up in the 85th minute as Jacob Thielke sent a ball to Carlos Solorio who shot it from the top of the 18 to net the ball in the top right corner of the net.

The Mountaineers found success quick in the overtime period as Michael Ebel scored from the left 2 and found the top left of the net in the 91st minute.

The Argos led 8-1 in saves and had two of their four shots on goal.

The Argos will play in their second matchup of the weekend as they take on Walla Walla in an 11 a.m. matchup on Sunday, September 16.

Brett Kennedy

Brett Kennedy

Brett Kennedy is a weekend sports reporter and anchor for KRTV in Great Falls, Montana.
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