OSU Sports Weekend Recap
Jordan King - November 11, 2019 9:39 am
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It was a busy weekend for OSU athletics despite the football team having its bye week.
Cowboy tennis crowned a pair of national champions on Sunday afternoon in Newport Beach, California.
The doubles team of Matej Vocel and Dominik Kellovsky made their run through the doubles bracket of the ITA National Championships this week, playing matches each day from Wednesday through Sunday. The pair entered the tournament as the second seed and took care of their opponents until the final.
In the championship, Vocel and Kellovsky beat John McNally and Robert Cash from Ohio State in a tiebreaker set, 6-4, 1-6, 10-4. In order to win a national championship, teams have to win five matches.
?FALL NATIONAL CHAMPS?
No. 18 Matej Vocel and Dominik Kellovsky take down McNally and Cash of Ohio State in a third-set tiebreaker to bring the title home, 6-4, 1-6, 1-0(4)‼️??
— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) November 10, 2019
Cowgirl tennis also had five players competing this week. The best run on the women’s side came from Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, who progressed to the round of 16 before being knocked out in singles. The doubles team of Lisa Marie Rioux and Ayumia Miyamoto made it to the round of 16 in the women’s doubles bracket.
Cowgirl soccer dominated long stretches of their Big 12 tournament semifinal match against Kansas on Friday afternoon, but could not get a second goal, despite outshooting the Jayhawks 24-15.
Junior transfer Gabriella Coleman set the new mark for fastest-ever goal in Big 12 tournament history with the opening goal scored just 1:05 into the match. KU would tie the game just a few minutes later and the match would stay knotted until overtime.
KU would get the match-winning goal in double overtime from Eva Eliasdottir, who scored after OSU was whistled for a foul.
Cowboy wrestling got underway on Saturday at the OCU Open and 13 Cowboys claimed titles.
Senior Nick Piccininni got things underway at 125 with a dominating day. He won matches by tech fall, pin and major decision en route to his title.
There were four all-Cowboy finals. Wyatt Sheets beat Jalin Harper at 157, Travis Wittlake beat Andrew Shomers at 165, Alex Kaufmann knocked off Bear Hughes and Dakota Geer shared the title at 184 with Anthony Montalvo.
Boo Lewallen was back in action after missing last season and won the title at 149 with dominating performances. At 141, Dusty Hone won his final match over Joe Bianchi from Arkansas Little Rock, 6-0.
Cowgirl basketball won on Friday afternoon, taking down Lamar behind 27 points from Vivian Gray and Cowboy basketball used balanced scoring to dominate UMKC on Saturday afternoon. The Roos couldn’t handle OSU’s size, leading to Cam McGriff scoring 12 points, Yor Anei having 13 and Kalib Boone finishing with 8. The Pokes also out-rebounded UMKC 40-24.
The No. 3 Cowgirl equestrian team got back on track in conference competition, coming off a loss a couple weeks ago at Fresno State.
In Fort Worth, OSU got back on track with a 10-9 win over No. 6 TCU.
— OSU Equestrian (@OSUEquestrian) November 8, 2019
The Cowgirls swept Horsemanship, 5-0, to storm back from a 9-5 deficit and take the win. OSU moves into a tie for first place in the conference with Fresno State. The Cowgirls are now 5-2 overall and 2-1 in conference.