The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Lady Ranger soccer team took on Great American Conference opponents from
Arkansas on Sept. 28 and 30 during homecoming week. The Lady Rangers fell to Ouachita Baptist 3-2 after the match
went into double overtime. On Sept. 30, the Lady Rangers made up for the heartbreaking loss by defeating top ranked Harding University 2-1.
The Lady Rangers dominated Ouachita Baptist, outshooting the Tigers 27-17 and maintaining a 2-1 lead until the Tigers scored with just seven minutes remaining in regulation to tie the game. Sophomore Bailey Jarvis struckfirst for the Lady Rangers, tacking on her first goal of the season. Sophomore Yazmin Gomez scored her second goal of the season in the second half with the assist coming from freshman Makayla Barrientos.
The Lady Rangers held the Tigers 2-2 throughout the first overtime period. However, during the second overtime period, the Tigers netted the goal needed to end the game 3-2.
With the heartbreaking loss, the Lady Rangers took to Harding University on Saturday, and were able to come out with the 2-1.
The Lady Ranger’s defense had a stellar performance, letting up only one goal despite the 17 total shots Harding hit. Junior goal
keeper Kylee Loustaunau stopped six of Harding’s seven shots on goal.
Junior Calvonis Prentice scored both goals for the Lady Rangers in their winning game. She was assisted by sophomore Yazmin Gomez and sophomore Hollie Pankake. Prentice said after she scored her first goal, her heart dropped in a good way. She said she felt it was her duty to score. When she scored her second goal she said she was in the right place in the right time.
Prentice said to get the win everyone was on the same page mentally and physically. Prentice said the team felt hopeless after a tough loss. She said it was hard to lose after they played such a great game. “The team clicked well and we started playing better,” Prentice said. Prentice said in order to keep winning, the team needs to go into games with a positive mindset. “Having a positive mindset is important because we are probably considered the underdogs,” Prentice said. “We need to have that