Tulsa Athletic, founded in 2013, will get a second shot at an NPSL championship when it hosts second-year Apotheos FC in Saturday's final.
Tulsa Athletic got a hat tirick from Texan Luis Flores
and a penalty kick from Vini de Oliveira
in a 4-0 victory over Crossfire Redmond at Rogers State University's Soldier Field.
Flores has transferred to Oral Roberts after starring at JC power Tyler Junior College. De Oliveira is a former ORU player.
In 2021, Tulsa Athletic reached the final, where it lost to the Denton Diablos.
Georgia's Apotheos FC beat West Chester United SC, 3-1, in overtime, at Swarthmore College, winning on goals by Wilfried Kamden
, Anthony Sumo Jr.
and Patrick Okwonko
The Locos recovered from losing Ebrima Dampha
to a red card in the 80th minute to score twice in overtime.
Clayton State's Geo Rios
set up Sumo with his second assist of the game and Okwonko, a former Atlanta United Homegrown player, added an insurance goal from the penalty spot.