Category Archives: Sports

Roughnecks hang ten over Whitecaps

Juan Pablo Caffa celebrates a first half, free kick goal in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Vancouver.

TULSA, OK—The skies were stormy over ONEOK Field on Thursday night and it was the Tulsa Roughnecks FC that made it rain goals as they handed the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 a 3-1 defeat in front of 3,128 at their home grounds in downtown Tulsa.

The combined efforts of Juan Pablo Caffa and Ian Svantesson provided all the scoring punch for the Roughnecks, as Svantesson provided two goals and Juan Caffa the other in what was a recovery game after a 3-0 stunner of a loss in Colorado Springs a week ago.  Continue reading

Improving online insurance verification

Gov. Fallin signed legislation Monday to help further reduce the number of uninsured drivers in Oklahoma.  Sen. Ron Sharp is the principal Senate author of Senate Bill 115 to transfer oversight of the Compulsory Insurance Online Verification System (OCIVS) for motor vehicle liability policies from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID).  Continue reading

Roughnecks roll Toros

Roughneck Joey Calistri lines up goal. Photo: Lori Scholl

TULSA, OK— Sometimes one goal is all you need, and Joey Calistri met that need for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC as they battled the RGV Toros FC to a 1-0 decision at ONEOK Field in front of 3,015 on Saturday night.

Calistri took a lead pass from Ian Svantesson in the 31st minute and punched it past Toros goalkeeper Borja Angorita for what was the only goal of the match.  Goalkeeper Bryan Byars posted his first clean sheet of the season, making eight saves in the shutout.  Continue reading

Roughnecks dominant in season opener

TULSA, OK—Match #1 of the David Vaudreil era is in the books as the Tulsa Roughnecks FC began their third season of USL play by dominating Colorado Switchbacks FC 4-1 in front of 4,952 fans at a cold, blustery ONEOK Field on Saturday night.

Two goals from forward Ian Svantesson and a goal each from Juan Pablo Caffa and Francisco Ugarte led Tulsa to it’s first win since last summer in a victory that was decisive and dominant. Continue reading