Sooners Topped in Double Overtime
NORMAN – The Oklahoma soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the TCU Horned Frogs Friday night in double overtime at John Crain Field.
With five minutes to go in the second overtime period, the Sooners were called for a handball at the top of the 18-yard box, setting up a free kick for TCU.
Despite a great effort to save the shot by OU goalkeeper McKinley Crone, TCU’s Yazmeen Ryan was able to convert the free kick to give the Horned Frogs the golden goal victory.
The Sooners have now played three overtime games in Big 12 play, going 0-2-1 with both losses coming in double overtime. On the season, OU is 0-2-2 in overtime games with ties against Gonzaga and Texas Tech.
The first half was sluggish for both sides as the teams combined for just seven shots. The second half told a different story as the teams both came out strong, fighting to find the go-ahead goal.
The Sooners best opportunity of the night came on a corner kick in the 59th minute. Freshman Megan Reilly sent a great kick to the far post, finding junior Kristina O’Donnell perfectly positioned. O’Donnell couldn’t manage to get a shot off before the TCU defense cleared the ball.
In the 75th minute, the Sooners found themselves once again in prime scoring position. Redshirt junior Kaylee Dao sent a shot wide, but senior Jordan Hobart was able to collect the ball before it went out over the end line. Hobart was able to get a shot off from close range, but had her attempt blocked.
OU dominated the first overtime period, not allowing any shots to TCU. The Sooners had three solid looks in overtime but had two opportunities saved and one sent high.
The Sooners finished with a narrow 11-10 shot advantage. Ten different players tallied at least one shot with senior Marissa McMahand leading the way with a pair, both on goal.
The Sooners are back in action on Friday, Oct. 12, as they take on the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas.