By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire broke the Oklahoma career saves record as the Oklahoma soccer team tied No. 25 Baylor 1-1 on Friday at John Crain Field.
Devonshire collected her third save of the game and the 346th of her career to pass Catharine Wade for the all-time lead. The North Richland Hills, Texas, native finished with six saves on the night and also moved into the sixth spot on the Big 12 career saves list with 349 total.
Oklahoma goes to 4-3-3 overall, 0-0-1 in the Big 12 while sending Baylor 8-1-2 overall, 0-0-1 in the Big 12.
"It's a great feeling, but it's about the team as a whole," said Devonshire of the record, "So I've got to congratulate the people in front of me as well who helped me get to that record."
Senior forward Renae Cuellar slammed home her seventh goal of the year off an assist from Samantha Howell in the 52nd minute, collecting the ball deep in the Bears' box and easily finding the back of the net to tie the game.
"When you work hard, good things happen," said Oklahoma Head Coach Matt Potter. "When you work hard, the luckier you get. I believe in those things. Tonight we worked hard in the second half to fight to get back into the game and we got something out of it."
Baylor scored an early goal in the 11th minute when Dana Larsen slotted a shot in the lower right corner from the top of the box for her team-leading seventh goal of the year.
The OU defense held off the Bears' onslaught in the two extra periods to maintain the Sooners' third tie in five overtime games this season.
Baylor outshot Oklahoma 23-4, but the Sooners closed the gap in shots on goal, 7-3.
OU will next take on Texas at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday. The game will be televised live by Sooner Sports TV on FS Oklahoma.