Horns win one, draw one against Oklahoma teams to finish undefeated at home

Jacob Martella

Texas managed a 1-1 tie at Oklahoma State while defeating Oklahoma 1-0 to finish with an undefeated home schedule for the first time since 2008.

Friday night at Oklahoma State, the Longhorns battled the weather in addition to the Cowgirls. Despite cold temperatures and a wet pitch, Texas was able to continue its offensive style of play, firing six shots in the first half with three of them being on goal.

In the second half, though, Oklahoma State drew first blood with a shot from 15 yards out from
Courtney Dike.

Texas continued to fire off shots in search of an equalizer, but it wasn’t until the 86th minute when sophomore midfielder Lindsey Meyer put home a cross from sophomore forward Kelsey Shimmick to tie the game 1-1.

In the overtime period, the teams combined for only five total shots and settled for a 1-1 draw.

While head coach Angela Kelly was disappointed the Longhorns didn’t take
advantage of their opportunities, she said she was proud of how they fought back.

“Typically a young team in those conditions away from home might not have found the character to come back with three minutes left, but Meyer still had the energy to get to the back post,”
Kelley said.

In Austin on Sunday, Oklahoma got off to the fast start, pressuring the Texas defense and getting off the first shot on goal. But freshman forward Marchelle Davis managed to head a ball just over the Sooner goalie to put the Longhorns up 1-0 in their final home game of
the season.

“I think it definitely helped us understand that we are the better team,” Davis said. “It helped us just move

Sophomore goalkeeper Abby Smith recorded her seventh shutout in the win. The Longhorns finished with a 9-0-1 home record, going undefeated at home for the fourth time in program history and the first since 2008.

“We want to make this an environment where other teams aren’t so excited to play,” Kelly said.

The Longhorns remain in second place in the Big 12, two points behind No. 11 West Virginia. Texas leads No. 18 Texas Tech by
five points.

Texas will travel Friday to play at Stephen F. Austin before finishing up Big 12 play on the road against Texas Tech on Nov. 1.