OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Despite giving up six goals, Southwestern College men's soccer goalkeeper Braeden Berger may be a legitimate candidate for this week's Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week award. The freshman turned away 18 shots in a 6-0 loss to Oklahoma Christian Tuesday evening in Oklahoma City.
Southwestern was out-shot 57-7 in the contest, but three of SC's seven shots were on goal. Jacob Montoya took two shots in the contest, while Diego Galvan, Nick Watts, Zach Meeker and Spencer Starr each added shots of their own.
Oklahoma Christian (1-2) seemed to be in attack mode all night. The Eagles, who are in the midst of a transition from NAIA to NCAA Div. II, shot early and often, and controled the pace of the game from the very first kick. OC netted three goals in the first 15 minutes of the game, and after hoisting 29 shots in the first half, took a 4-0 lead into the halftime intermission.
The Eagles didn't lose any of their edge during the halftime break. OC extended its lead to 5-0 just three minutes into the second frame before the Eagles' reserves took to the field. Still, Oklahoma Christian put up 28 shots in the second half, and added a 71st-minute goal en route to the 6-0 blowout.
The competition level doesn't get any easier for Southwestern in its next match. The Moundbuilders host Mid-America Christian Saturday. The Evangels are currently 4-0 on the season, and defeated Oklahoma Christian 4-2 earlier this season. Saturday's kick-off is slated for 4:30 p.m. at Richard L. Jantz Stadium.