NOC sweeps Rose, Lady Mavs lead Region II
Team Radio Marketing Group - October 2, 2017 12:43 pm
Both NOC soccer teams solidified their playoff positions Sunday with a sweep of Rose State at Tonkawa.
The women remained atop the Region II Standings with a 3-2 come from behind win over Rose State improving the Lady Mavs record to 10-1, 6-0 in conference play. NOC now has a two game lead over Rose State in the conference race.
The NOC men dominated conference leader Rose State 3-0. The win improved NOC’s record to 7-4-1 and 2-1-1 in conference play. The win moved the Mavs to just a half game back of Rose in the conference standings with games against Eastern and NEO still on the schedule.
Lady Mavs 3, Rose State 2
NOC’s women played catch-up the entire game Sunday but finally grabbed the lead in an exciting 3-2 win over Rose State. Sunday’s win was the seventh in a row for the Lady Mavs.
Northern trailed Rose 2-1 until rallying in the game’s final 18 minutes.
Trailing 2-1, Megan Deshazo scored in the 71st minute to tie the game at 2-2. Then Gifty Ayew Asare scored the go ahead goal in the 80th minute giving NOC a dramatic 3-2 victory.
NOC trailed 1-0 before Megan Mayfield tallied NOC’s first goal of the game tying the game at 1-1.
Mavericks 3, Rose State 0
Northern ran their unbeaten streak to six games with an easy 3-0 win over Rose State College.
NOC chose to go with a fairly strong south wind in the first half, and took full advantage of the breeze scoring three first half goals. Jamie Ponce, Rojay Smith and Prince Dom Afriyie all scored in the first half as Northern built a commanding lead.
Coach Michael DuRoy was pleased after the win. “It took us a little while to adjust to what Rose State was doing, but after we adjusted we created several chances. Our midfield and defense completely stifled their attack. To not allow a shot on goal against a pretty good team is impressive. Bryson Reed did a nice job of cutting out crosses as well. Up front we were efficient. We are playing very well right now.”