After being held scoreless in their first match against Coffeyville, the Crowder College Rough-riders were scoreless at halftime Saturday afternoon against Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa at Roughrider Soccer Field.

After being held scoreless in their first match against Coffeyville, the Crowder College Rough-riders were scoreless at halftime Saturday afternoon against Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa at Roughrider Soccer Field.

Down a goal nearly 15 minutes into the second half, freshman forward Rodrigo Seguira (Sau Paolo, Brazil) knotted it up at 1 on a penalty kick and freshman Marlon Freitas (Sau Paolo) took Logan Rhames’ cross and headed it past Northern Oklahoma goalkeeper Roberto Molina into the open net to give Crowder a 2-1 victory. Freitas netted his goal with only 2:37 remaining in the match.

“I thought we played a little more physical than we did the other day,” Crowder head coach Brad Smith said. “They figured that part out. We talked about starting from the start. I thought we played better from the beginning.

“Overall, I thought we did a good job. We got down a goal, they hung in there and worked their way back. It was a good game. First time we’ve ever beaten them. That makes it even more fun.”

The ’Riders earned their penalty kick when the Mavericks were called for a hand ball in the box. Seguira lined up his shot and he drilled it past Molina.

Crowder (1-1) returns home Tuesday for a 4 p.m. match against Rose State. The Raiders hail from Midwest City, Okla.

“Hopefully, we’ve swung (momentum) from whatever happened Thursday night,” Smith said, “and got a little confidence here. Hopefully, it carries over. Guess we’ll find out in a couple days. There’s no rest for the weary.”

Crowder lost 4-0 to Coffeyville on Thursday. The Red Ravens attempted 14 shots on goal in the first half to just one for the Roughriders and that’s why it turned out to be such a rough half for the Roughriders, down 3-0 at intermission.

Joel Barroso recorded 11 saves for the ’Riders, all in the first half.

McDonald Co. wins Cassville Shootout

CASSVILLE — The Mustangs earned the Cassville Soccer Shootout championship by completing a 3-0 run with victories Saturday against New Covenant and Thomas Jefferson.

In the opener, McDonald County defeated New Covenant 1-0 on Jose Rodriguez’s penalty kick midway through the second half.

In the second game, McDonald County defeated Thomas Jefferson 3-1 as Yonathan Rodriguez netted a pair of second-half goals to help the Mustangs hang onto their 1-0 halftime lead.

Wah Kpaw scored the lone goal of the first half.

McDonald County (3-0) returns to action Thursday against Carl Junction.