Friday, October 8, 2010
THE RSU-OBU BREAK DOWN (Men)
Coach Larkin: “This is probably one of the toughest team’s we’re going to play all season.”
After coming off a 5-game road trip, the Rogers State men’s soccer team will go heads up against conference opponent Oklahoma Baptist. RSU currently holds the No. 1 spot in the conference with OBU not too far behind in third. The Hillcats are determined in staying focus for Saturday’s match up.
Overall record: (9-1-1)
SAC record: (3-0)
Longest Streak: Won 9
RSU closed their two week road trip with a crucial win on Tuesday taking down the No. 26 ranked team in the nation Oklahoma City University 1-0.
WHY RSU COULD WIN
“Defense wins games”: RSU has proven that to be true. Out of twelve games, the Hillcats have only been scored on a total of three times meanwhile tallying up 28 points on the offensive end, in addition to leaving some of their opponents scoreless.
Jaime Perez: “We’re taking it game by game.”
Overall record: (7-2)
SAC record: (2-1)
Longest Streak: Won 6
OBU claimed an overtime victory against Southern Nazarene in the final seconds of the game Tuesday winning 2-1.
WHY OBU COULD WIN
There’s no doubt that the Hillcats are facing a tough Bison team. OBU is a different team with a new style compared to last year, being more aggressive with attacks on offense.
RSU-OBU HISTORY MATCH-UP
2007 RSU defeats OBU 4-1
2008 RSU ties OBU 2-2
2009 RSU defeats OBU 3-0
Sean Surridge: “It’s another big game for us, so hopefully if we get that win we’ll be 4-0 and stay on top of the conference.”