Mighty Oaks Win On RoadApril 19, 2010 at 3:19 PM
Oakland City University was coming into the game off a very good result against Bellarmine University. They knew that Kentucky Wesleyan was a dangerous side coming off a narrow 2-1 OT loss to Northern Kentucky who is ranked #2 in the nation. OCU overcame a bit of a sluggish start to create two very good opportunities in the first half and went onto to win comfortably 5-0.
In the 18th minute, Adem Ali tucked away a pass that started with Robert Sherard then went to Callum Grindlay who touched to Ali. Sherard and Grindlay were credited with assists. 7 minutes later, Carlos Castano created a great opportunity for himself by beating several defenders and breaking in from the side. He hit a hard shot the keeper was able to block but not hold onto. Nick Little was right there to head the rebound into the open net for a 2-0 halftime lead.
OCU started the 2nd half more lively enjoying more of the possession. They were rewarded by creating three glorious opportunities. The first saw Nick Little split the defense with a great through ball to Adam Richardville who dribbled in and beat the keeper one on one in 66 minute. A minute later, Richardville and Ali combined with Richardville getting a great ball from Ali. Richardville slotted the ball back to Ali who took a great touch to get by his defender and tuck the ball away from the KWC goalkeeper. Nick Little would finish off the scoring with 10minutes left when Alec Robertson flicked on a free kick.
Callum Grindlay made a deft touch to play Little in one on one with the KWC keeper. Little cooly placed the ball by the keeper. OCU only outshot KWC 10-9 on the day but created 5 one on ones and made the most out of all of them. Matt Ball played the first half for OCU and was credited with 1 save. Graham Vance played the 2nd half and was credited with 5 saves. Kentucky Wesleyan had the advantage on corners 5-1 due largely to a long throw in that created most of the corner kicks. Oakland City University raises it record to 2-0-1 on the year and will take on Greenville College at home on Saturday, September 19 at 3:30