Faith squared off against #10 Ozark on Friday. In soggy field conditions from all the rain prior to the game, offense was hard to come by.
Both teams had chances squandered by a wet field slowing down an attack. Faith came out looking to improve defensively as a team after allowing three goals in their previous conference game. They responded by not allowing a goal through 110 minutes of soccer. Regulation came to an end in a 0-0 tie. Faith's best chance to snatch a victory came in the second overtime when a shot from outside the 18 by Joseph Frerichs bounced off the inside of the crossbar. It appeared to be as close to crossing the line as possible without being ruled a goal. Faith avoided a scare of their own though in the same overtime period when Ozark fired a shot that David Levy dove to deflect and then rebounded to the feet of another Ozark player who shot on an open net. However a great hustle play was made by defender Jackson Clark to sprint in and clear the ball away right before it crossed the goal line.
"This was a good step forward in response to some recent struggles for our guys. They competed for 110 minutes to preserve a shutout against a very good team."