Men's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 7, 2008
James Gilreath broke through for two goals to lead Oklahoma Baptist to
a 2-0 victory over St. Gregory's in Sooner Athletic Conference men's
soccer action Tuesday.
"James played unbelievably today," said OBU coach Brent Coates. "He was Johnny-on-the-spot and he took his chances very well. I was very proud of him."
OBU, with the strong wind at their backs in the first half, couldn't capitalize as SGU keeper Andres Pozo came up with four of his nine saves to register a scoreless tie at intermission.
"The funny thing is, we play better into the wind," Coates said.
OBU had 28 shots in the game, including 18 into the wind in the second half.
Gilreath scored with an assist from Eduardo Acedo to break the tie in the 58th minute. He had an unassisted goal in the 80th minute to ice the game.
Kyle Kleeberg got the start in goal and registered a shutout on four saves for the Bison. The defense kept the Cavaliers to 11 shots for the game, 10 coming in the second half.
"Kleeberg did well. Jake Stehr did well too," said Coates. "Victor Conceciao played very well. Without a doubt that was the best game he has played in his OBU career, period."
Now 9-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the SAC, the Bison host Oklahoma Christian Friday at 3 p.m.