Aug. 20, 2010
It marked the 12th time in the 16 all-time meetings that the Bedlam Series, presented by Oklahoma Farm Bureau and The Oklahoman, was decided by one goal. Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 13-2-1 with the Sooners' last win coming on Oct. 28, 2005 in Stillwater.
Kyndall Treadwell's goal in the 36th minute was the difference as OSU built the advantage in the first half thanks to 11 shots and five corner kicks.
"It started with our turnovers, is where that goal started in the midfield, and Kelsey (Devonshire) helped it a little bit as well," said OU Head Coach Nicole Nelson. "That's easy to correct."
After a slow start, the Sooners battled back in the final 45 minutes and pressured OSU with a 6-4 advantage in shots and a 4-3 edge in corners.
"I like the response in the second half," added Nelson. "Again, that is the No. 19 team in the nation. Congratulations to OSU. They are a very good, organized, team. We'll learn from this experience and move forward.
OU's best chance to even the score came with 19:03 remaining as Jordan White's shot from 25 yards out was saved over the crossbar by OSU goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.
White led OU with two shots on goal, a statistic the Sooners were even with the Cowgirls at night's end. OU also forced Franch to make four saves opposite Devonshire's three.
Friday night's game did not count towards the Big 12 standings and marked the first non-conference regular season meeting between the two rivals. The Cowgirls will return the trip on Oct. 29 for a Big 12 showdown and season finale at the OU Soccer Complex.
Up next for the Sooners is another in-state rivalry game on Aug. 27 at Tulsa. OU will open the home portion of the schedule two days later on Aug. 29 against Stephen F. Austin.