NORMAN, Okla. -- Another exciting chapter of the Bedlam Series was written Sunday night in Stillwater, as the Oklahoma soccer team (4-6-4, 0-2-2 Big 12) battled No. 17 Oklahoma State to a 1-1 tie. Senior Renae Cuellar scored the OU goal in the 55th minute and senior goaltender Kelsey Devonshire recorded four saves in 110 minutes of action.
The game was the sixth overtime contest in the 24-game history of the series and the third to end in a tie. It's the first tie since the 2010 Big 12 Championship and comes on the heels of a 1-0 Sooners win over the then-No. 3 Cowgirls on Sept. 7 in Norman. The overtime match was also the sixth to go into extra time for Oklahoma this season.
"My first thought is what a great rivalry environment and game for those watching," said Head Coach Matt Potter. "I have the utmost respect for Colin, his staff and squad. Tonight speaks to the team we know we can be. Disciplined to the game plan, committed to each other and rewarded in the way we played. We now need to capitalize on this night going forward. To come to Stillwater and get a result in the manner we did against a quality Oklahoma State team, I couldn't be prouder of our group."
Trailing 1-0 in the 55th minute, Cuellar received a pass from Molly Richey 20 yards out and sent it to the near post past the OSU goaltender, Adrianna Franch.
Cuellar's goal extended her hot scoring streak, recording OU's last five goals. With the goal, her ninth this season, Cuellar moved into a tie for third-most goals in a season in OU history.
Cuellar also posted 13 shots, the most shots in a game in school history. In total, the Sooners recorded 23 shots, 12 on goal, marking the first time this season OU recorded more than 20 shots.
The Sooners outshot the Cowgirls 5-3 in overtime, but nothing went past the OSU goaltender. OU's best chance to win it came in the 97th minute when Cuellar was fouled and granted a penalty kick, but Franch made the save to preserve the tie.
With only five shots on goal by Oklahoma State, Devonshire had just four saves, but three of them came in the second period. The game-saving goal came with under 18 minutes left in regulation. Devonshire made a diving save in the upper right corner off an excellent shot from an OSU attacker.
OU continues on the road next weekend with a non-conference match at Virginia Tech on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. CT.