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Cowgirl Soccer Preseason & USGA Amateur Tournament – OSU Sports Report

Jordan King - August 13, 2019 9:42 am

Cowgirl soccer's preseason culminates with a match on Friday with Tulsa. via @CowgirlFC/Twitter

This is today’s OkState Sports Report.

Some Cowgirl soccer news as they are now just five days until their first exhibition match at Neal Patterson against Tulsa on Friday.

Coach Colin Carmichael and several players met with the media Friday evening and Carmichael talked about his team in the preseason. Last year the Cowgirls dealt with a bunch of injuries perhaps none bigger than the season-long loss of Charme Morgan. Carmichael spoke with the media about how Morgan has looked so far this season.

“To me it looks like she’s back to where she was prior to the injury,” Carmichael said. “She’s confident, she’s got her pace and change of speed back.

“So what it means for the team is in the shape we play with wing backs, the demand on that position in huge. They have to get up and down the flank and they have to be relentless and just keep running.”

Start off today with more from last week’s media availability with the Oklahoma State soccer team.

This season the Cowgirls lose nearly half of their scoring output from last season with the graduation of Marlo Zoller and Haley Woodard. 

Now-sophomore Grace Yochum on if that puts more pressure on players such as herself and Jaci Jones.

“I think there’s going to be definitely more pressure since we lost Haley and Marlo, but we’re all going to have to come together,” Yochum said. “I’m going to have to score more goals, Jaci’s going to have to score more goals, Kim [Rodriguez], [Gabriella Coleman], Olivia [Dowell]; people are going to have to step up. That’s just what it takes to be a great team.”

Yochum enters her second season coming off a four-goal freshman year.

Still plenty of time before basketball season, but CBS sports insider Jon Rothstein tweeted out several lists yesterday about his early predictions on how the Big 12 shakes out.

Among those, he tabbed Isaac Likekele as a breakout player for the 2019 season, Jonathan Laurent as an impact transfer and Marcus Watson and Avery Anderson as two of five under-the-radar freshmen for this season.

In addition, he called OSU the 2019 Big 12 sleeper before ranking them sixth in his first power-rankings.

Yesterday and today is the stroke play rounds of the US Amateur and really only one Poke in the running to qualify for the match play portion of the event, but plenty of Cowboys in the field.

Led by Austin Eckroat, who shot two over yesterday and plays this afternoon as he tries to get into the top-64 by the end of the day. He is tied for 66th right now.

Aman Gupta shot four over yesterday and is already two over today so he is outside the top-150 during his round right now.

Brian Stark, Rayhan Thomas and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen are all outside of the top-200 and more than eight over par. So they will have to have incredible days to make match play.

The media will meet later on this morning so keep it tuned in here on Triple Play for the first chance to hear from coach Gundy and players following the closed scrimmage this weekend.

 

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