NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma soccer team lost a heartbreaker in double overtime to in-state rival Oklahoma State, 2-1, on Friday night in the final matchup of the Bedlam series. The Sooners (3-8-1, 0-2-0 Big 12) led for over 85 minutes of play in regulation but fell on two OSU (5-3-4, 1-1-1 Big 12) set pieces late in the contest. The match took place at the OU Soccer Complex in front of 2,025 fans, the second-largest home crowd in program history.
Despite taking the loss on the evening, Sooner goalkeeper Kassadie Stade posted an outstanding effort in the box for OU. Stade tied her career-best mark with seven saves on the night, holding OSU scoreless through 85 minutes of play with her athleticism in the goal.
"Kassadie is quickly becoming a very foundational piece of the framework of our team," head coach Matt Potter said. "I think she's growing in confidence the more she's playing. Believing in yourself is the most importance piece, moreso than coaches or any external factor."
The Sooners struck fast out of the gates on a goal from senior Zoe Dickson in the third minute of play. The goal came off a corner kick from Devin Barrett that was initially cleared by OSU. Junior Abby Hodgen sent the ball back into play, and Dickson buried a goal in the right side of the net to give the Sooners a 1-0 lead.
OSU had multiple opportunities to strike back, but Stade's work in the goal kept the Cowgirls off the board. After holding their 1-0 lead for nearly the first 86 minutes of play, the Sooners surrendered the equalizer on a corner kick that Natalie Calhoun put past Stade. The match moved through a scoreless first overtime period and looked headed for a 1-1 tie, but the Cowgirls took the victory with only 46 seconds left to play on an unassisted goal from Allie Stephenson.
Oklahoma’s three-match home stand will continue next weekend with contests against No. 14 Texas Tech and Iowa State. The Sooners will open the weekend against the Red Raiders on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. CT before facing Iowa State on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. CT.