Cowgirl Soccer Headlines Busy Weekend
Jordan King - November 22, 2019 9:53 am
Coach Colin Carmichael and his Oklahoma State women’s soccer team helps kick off the second round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament Thursday afternoon on the campus of the University of Southern California.
USC hosts a four-team cluster for the rounds of 32 and 16 this weekend. The host Trojans play against Texas A&M later Thursday evening. The Cowgirls match up against Santa Clara.
On paper it is a fascinating matchup with OSU boasting the nation’s 26th ranked defense while Santa Clara enters the postseason ranked seventh in terms of goals per game.
Carmichael said he thinks the match will have a similar game flow to the Penn State match earlier this year when OSU knocked off at the time the No. 6 Nittany Lions 2-1 in University Park.
OSU won that match in overtime on a corner kick that Kim Rodriguez headed in. Carmichael said set plays will be a big factor in the match against Santa Clara.
“We’ve been very good at defending and attacking set plays this year, but in the last three games we haven’t been as good,” Carmichael said. “So on Thursday we’re going to walk through some of our corner kicks and free kicks to make sure we’re on point.”
Cowgirl Basketball Hosts Rice
Coach Jim Littell continues his chase of career win No. 800 as he is just seven wins shy of that mark after the Cowgirls beat Idaho State earlier this week.
Saturday afternoon the Cowgirls welcome in a tricky Rice squad, which is coming off a 62-61 loss to No. 5 Texas A&M.
Rice struggles on the boards and OSU has averaged more than 16 offensive rebounds per game led by Natasha Mack’s 4 offensive rebounds each game.
It’s the final tune up for OSU before heading to the Virgin Islands to take on a pair of top-10 teams next week.
Equestrian Set to Battle SC
Cowgirl Equestrian moved up in the latest NCEA Farnham rankings to No. 2 in the country behind only Auburn, which the Cowgirls lost to the opening weekend of the season.
Saturday will pit OSU (5-2 overall, 2-1 Big 12) against South Carolina. The Gamecocks are No. 4 in the country and are 3-2 on the season, but have only competed against teams inside the top-10.
XC Represented at Nationals
Molly Born and Taylor Somers head to Terre Haute, Indiana for Saturday’s National Championship race for women’s cross country. Indiana State is the host for both men’s and women’s cross country.
Born and Somers are the only representatives for OSU for either race. Shotgun set for 10:15AM central time.