Tulsa Spirit (2-3) 0 0 0
Tulsa Spirit (2-3) 0 0 0
Meghan McMahon Black put the home team on the board in the fifth minute on a feed by Jaclyn Purvine. Oklahoma City FC took a 2-0 when Pamela Caballeros converted a penalty kick at 39′. That lead held up until 52′ when Houston South Select’s Courtney Chadney-Molero, a Univesity of Tulsa product, scored on a penalty kick. Goalkeeper Jordan Burbank held off Houston South Select from that point, and Oklahoma City FC added two late goals from Kat Mundy and Alissa Jones to seal the victory.
Oklahoma City FC is now 1-0-1 on the season and will remain home to host the Texas Titans at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are five dollars at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Goals – Oklahoma City FC – Megan Black 5′ (asst. Jaclyn Purvine), Pamela Caballeros 39′ (PK), Kat Mundy 89′ (asst. Alissa Jones), A. Jones 90+’ (asst. Ashton England)
Houston South Select – Courtney Chadney-Molero 52′ (PK)
Saves- Oklahoma City FC – Jordan Burbank 2
Houston South Select – Madison Raines 2
Defending WPSL regional champions Oklahoma City FC opens the home portion of their WPSL season Saturday and Sunday at Lakeview Field Yukon (872 S. Yukon Parkway). The 2015 Final Four participants take on Houston South Select at 1 p.m. Saturday and Texas Titans at 2 p.m. Sunday. The team opened the WPSL season on the road last weekend with a 0-0 draw against the Texas Spurs.
Oklahoma City FC is competing in the newly formed Southwest Conference, which includes teams from Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nacogdoches and Tulsa. The WPSL is the largest women’s elite amateur league in the world, with more than 100 teams across North America.
Tickets are five dollars at the gate and admission is free for children 12 and under.
OKLAHOMA CITY FC NAMES COACHES FOR 2016 WPSL SEASON
Zach Bice and Evan Dresel have been named co-head coaches for Oklahoma City FC. The two serve in the same capacity for both the men’s and women’s teams at Mid-America Christian University during the collegiate season.
Oklahoma City FC reached the WPSL National Championship Playoffs last season and this year will be competing in the newly formed Southwest Conference, which includes teams from Austin, Dallas, Houston, Nacogdoches and Tulsa. The WPSL is the largest women’s elite amateur league in the world, with more than 100 teams across North America.
Bice has been the coach at MACU for 10 years, leading the men’s team to the NCCAA national tournament in 2013 and the women’s team to the NCAA nationals in 2014. A native of Moore, Bice played for Norman Celtic and Moore High School. He was an All-State selection his senior year. He holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Administration from MACU.
Dresel has been at MACU for nine years, six as co-head coach. A graduate of Mustang High School, he completed his playing career at Southern Nazarene University in 2006. While at SNU he was a 2006 first team All-Conference selection and a member of the 2005 NAIA Final Four team. Dresel was also the head coach at Mount St. Mary High School in Oklahoma City.
Ike Emegano will return as assistant coach and Nathan Doll, assistant coach at Oklahoma City University, will also be on the staff.
Oklahoma City FC will open the season May 28 at Pines 1779 on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. The first home match for Oklahoma City FC will be Saturday, June 4 at Lakeview Field in Yukon.