OCU DEFEATS PILOTS, 3-0
September 01, 2009
Oklahoma City, Ok--The LSUS Pilots (0-2) soccer team lined up for their second consecutive road game in Oklahoma City, this time against the 3rd ranked team in the NAIA-Oklahoma City University (1-0-1) at Stars Field on Monday afternoon.
OCU scored the first goal just moments after the opening kickoff at 13 seconds into the game. Peiman Pahlevan took the shot as LSUS keeper, Rogerio Celaya, appeared to make a diving save but it was ruled a goal as OCU took a 1-0 lead. OCU’s Alex Gang was credited with the assist.
The Pilots, Marcos Carrillo was issued a yellow card at 4:13 into the game as was later ejected after receiving a red card at 21:51. This left the Pilots one man down for the rest of the game.
LSUS continued to battle their way through the first half and only trailed 1-0 at the half. The Pilots had three shots on goal in the first half of play.
OCU scored again at the 56:20 as Peiman Pahlevan delivered a cross pass to Preston Cox who finished the play to give OCU a 2-0 lead.
OCU’s Alex Gang had a breakaway opportunity but LSUS keeper, Celaya, kept him from scoring as he was issued a yellow card at 79:39. Gang was said to have been in the box when the foul was called and this awarded him a penalty kick. Gang scored the third and final goal of the game on his penalty kick.
Head Coach, Jed Jones, “We played a great game against a great team. There were some calls that did not go our way and if they had, things might have been different. But it is what it is. Our guys played hard for all ninety minutes and for the most part a man down. OCU is a great team and we were with them step for step.”
The next game for the Pilots is Monday, September 7th, in Marshall, Texas at East Texas Baptist University at 7 p.m.
Team 1 2 F
LSUS 0 0 0
3OCU 1 2 3
No. Time Team Goal Scorer Assists
1 0:13 OCU Peiman Pahlevan Alex Gang
2 56:20 OCU Preston Cox Peiman Pahlevan
3 79:39 OCU Alex Gang Penalty Kick