All-Sports Update: Soccer Stumbles, Fall Softball, Equestrian Starts
It was a relatively rough weekend for the Oklahoma State soccer team. The Cowgirls picked up their first loss since Aug. 31 in Norman on Sunday. That game was two days removed from a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Texas on Friday.
Haley Woodard started the scoring in the 64th minute against Oklahoma. The goal was her sixth of the season. However, the Sooners roared back with goals from Emily Parker in the 71st and Kristina O’Donnell in the 88th to give OU a 2-1 victory.
The loss was the Cowgirls’ first of Big 12 play, but thank’s to their draw Friday, OSU remains unbeaten at Neal Patterson Stadium. OSU is 10-2-1 this season with only one game this week, against Texas Tech on Friday in Stillwater.
OSU’s softball team got its fall schedule started Thursday where the Cowgirls defeated Wichita State 9-7.
Elise LeBeouf hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning that gave OSU a 6-1 lead. In the next inning LeBeouf hit a double that scored Chyenne Factor. LeBeouf finished 2-for-3 with four RBI.
Samantha Show started in the circle for OSU. She threw four innings, allowing one run while striking out three. Gabby Sprang, Logan Simunek and Kelly Maxwell threw a combined six innings in Show’s relief. The trio gave up six combined runs and struck out six.
The Cowgirls play Northeastern State on Wednesday in Stillwater before a doubleheader against Arkansas on Sunday which will also be at Cowgirl Stadium.
As of this writing, the OSU men’s tennis team is readying for the Tulsa ITA All-American Championships.
Freshman Emile Hudd topped Tulsa’s Tom Thelwall-Jones, 6-4, 6-3 in the prequalifying consolation bracket.
Qualifying singles play begins Monday with OSU’s Artur Dubinski taking on Mac Kiger of North Carolina. Maxin Tybar will play Henrik Korsgaard of Virginia Tech. Mathieu Scaglia matches up with Cal’s Paul Barretto, and Matej Vocel with face Washington’s Enzo Summer.
Three OSU doubles pairing were also annouced in the qualifying draw to take on duos from North Carolina, Ohio State and Ole Miss.
The Cowgirls are in Pacific Palisades, California, for their ITA All-American Championships.
Katie Stresnakova, Lisa Marie Roiux and Marina Guinart will represent OSU on Tuesday.
To get there, Stresnakova defeated Mississippi State’s Marissa Rentouli, 6-1, 6-1 in the qualifying draw. Roiux also competed in the qualifying draw, where she topped Ilze Hattingh of Arizona State, 6-4, 7-6(4).
OSU’s cross-country teams were in Madison, Wisconsin, for the Nuttycombe Invitational on Friday.
The men’s and women’s team both finished 15th at the event.
Ashenafi Hatte was OSU’s highest placing at the event, finishing 13th in the men’s 8K.
For the women, Sinclaire Johnson finished 15th, the best of any Cowgirl.
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The OSU equestrian team started its season Friday, where the No. 4 Cowgirls fell to No. 3 Texas A&M 12-5.
Sydnie Ziegler, Harley Huff, Hannah Janson and Stephanie Helsen scored points for the Cowgirls.
OSU will be at home for the first time Oct. 13, taking on Baylor.