Lady Eagles rally, but Texas A&M-Commerce pulls away for 6-2 win

Kelsey Taylor scored her first career goal in OC's 6-2 loss at Texas A&M-Commerce.
Kelsey Taylor scored her first career goal in OC's 6-2 loss at Texas A&M-Commerce.

COMMERCE, Texas (Oct. 12, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian rallied from an early two-goal deficit but Texas A&M-Commerce responded with four unanswered goals en route to a 6-2 win over the Lady Eagles on Saturday night at Lion Soccer Field.

In its final nonconference game of the season, OC (2-7-2) fell behind 2-0 after giving up goals in the sixth minute to TAMUC’s Samantha Huston and the 12th minute to Jade Bell. Samantha Henderson recorded two of her four assists on those two goals for the Lions.

OC answered in the 24th minute with a goal by Estefania Bermudez Delgado – her fourth of the season – then tied the game in the 34th minute, when Kelsey Taylor scored her first career goal after finding the ball in the box after a free kick.

But just as the Lady Eagles seized the momentum, TAMUC (7-3-1) took it right back in the 40th minute, when Henderson assisted on a goal by Vicky Back. Less than two minutes after halftime, the Lions went up 4-2 on a goal by Catie Hyde.

Henderson picked her fourth assist in the 59th minute, when Callie Annett scored off her corner kick. Bailey Phillips completed the scoring for TAMUC in the 75th minute.

TAMUC outshot the Lady Eagles 23-5.

“This was a difficult match for our team,” OC coach Randall Robison said. “Commerce does a great job with that style of play. It was like we were back in the Sooner Athletic Conference. I’m proud of our players for continuing to play good soccer and battling for all 90 minutes.”

Anna Walker started for the first time this season at goalkeeper for OC and had four saves in 63 minutes, while Lindsey Williams recorded three saves in about 27 minutes of action.

The game was delayed for about 30 minutes due to inclement weather in the area.

OC will resume Heartland Conference play on Monday at Dallas Baptist (Texas).