STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State set a school record Sunday with its 11th-consecutive win to start a season as the No. 2 Cowgirls knocked off Utah State 3-0 at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
Krista Lopez recorded two goals and an assist, and OSU notched its eighth shutout of the season to improve to 11-0-0. The Cowgirls had previously started the 2002 and 2003 seasons 10-0-0.
“It’s pretty exciting; we talked a little bit before the game about motivation and that was one of the things we talked about, just continuing to set records and set new standards,” OSU head coach Colin Carmichael said, whose squad opens Big 12 play next week. “To go 11-0 in the non-conference, given that we’ve played some pretty good teams, is a good achievement.”
OSU put the game away early thanks to Lopez as the Cowgirl senior forward scored two goals in the first 3:55 of the match.
Lopez’s first goal came at the 3:20 mark as she took a pass from Kristen Kelley and delivered a six-yard shot past USU goalie Molli Merrill. Just 35 seconds later, Lopez recorded her second score when she blocked the ball from a defender trying to clear it, and the ball ricocheted into the back of net.
OSU added its third goal in the 59th minute when Elizabeth DeLozier delivered her third goal in the last three games off an assist from Lopez. The three goals in a season marks a career high for DeLozier, a senior midfielder.
No. 1 Stanford 2, No. 19 Santa Clara 0
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Cami Levin and Marjani Hing-Glover scored first-half goals six minutes apart to give top-ranked Stanford a 2-0 victory against No. 19 Santa Clara in women’s soccer action at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sunday night.
Stanford (8-0-1) concluded nonconference play with its third consecutive shutout, and sixth consecutive victory over Santa Clara (3-1-4) in a South Bay matchup of unbeaten teams.
Levin, who started at outside back, scored her third goal of the season by converting the end of a give-and-go with forward Sydney Payne in the 30th minute.
Hing-Glover then came off the bench to score her third of the season, with a first-time shot off a crossing pass.
Goalkeeper Emily Oliver earned her third shutout of the season and Stanford earned its sixth shutout as a team. Oliver, a sophomore, now has 13 shutouts in her collegiate career, moving her into a tie for seventh on Stanford’s all-time list with Erin Bryla (1995-96).
No. 5 Duke 2, No. 3 Florida State 1 – Full Recap –
DURHAM, N.C. — Third-ranked Florida State (7-3-0, 0-2-0 ACC) dropped its second consecutive ACC contest falling to No. 5 Duke (9-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
FSU could not overcome a late two-goal deficit despite finding the back of the net on a header by Janice Cayman with just over a minute in regulation as the Seminoles fall to 0-2 in the ACC for the first time since 2000.
“It’s a long season,” FSU head coach Mark Krikorian said. “We tell the kids all the time that it is a marathon not a sprint. We can’t continue to have the same type of situation where we are creating the chances and not scoring and giving up goals. Once we start scoring goals, I think we can probably score a bunch of them. But we need to start finishing these chances. There are too many really good chances that we are not burying. We will keep working and hopefully get better.”
Florida State outshot Duke 15-14 in the match, while holding the advantage in corner kicks at 6-3. But it wasn’t enough as the Seminoles remain winless inside Koskinen Stadium all-time in nine matches falling to 0-5-4.
No. 6 Maryland 2, Virginia Tech 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md.. — Olivia Wagner had a goal and an assist and Cory Ryan scored her first career game-winning goal to lead Maryland to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Virginia Tech.
The Terps trailed the Hokies 1-0 at the half despite holding a slim lead in shots, but Maryland, now 7-1-2 on the season and 1-1 in ACC play, responded with two goals in a span of 4:01 early in the second half to earn the victory.
Wagner, a junior from Boulder, Colo., evened the game at 1-1 in the 55th minute, blasting a free kick from 24 yards into the upper left corner. The free kick was setup by junior Danielle Hubka drawing a foul by a Hokie defender.
The game wouldn’t remain tied long as junior Domenica Hodak earned a corner kick by battling two Hokies for the ball near the end line in the 59th minute.
Wagner sent a great corner kick to the back post where Ryan, a freshman from Norwood, Mass., got on the end of it and finished with a solid header into the left side of the Virginia Tech goal.
West Virginia 3, No. 8 Marquette 1
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Eighth-ranked Marquette was handed its first regular season Big East loss since the 2009 season as it fell 3-1 to West Virginia at Dick Dlesk Stadium.
Freshman Mary Luba scored Marquette’s lone goal in the 82nd minute. The loss ends Marquette’s (8-2-0, 1-1-0 Big East) four-game win streak, while West Virginia wins its fourth consecutive game and improves to 6-3-0, 2-0-0.
The two teams were scoreless for most of the first half until Blake Miller got the Mountaineers on the board in the 42nd minute. West Virginia then made it 2-0 early in the second half when Kate Schwindel found the back of the net at the 45:50 mark.
The Golden Eagles tried to mount a comeback following WVU’s second strike and recorded two shots over the next two minutes that were blocked. Taylor Madigan also put a shot on target that was saved in the 54th minute.
The Mountaineers scored their third and final goal of the game in the 82nd minute. The Golden Eagles were caught in transition and Frances Silva finished her shot from 16 yards out.
Luba scored with just over three minutes left to play. Katie Hishmeh served in the ball and Luba kept WVU’s goalkeeper, Sara Keane, from controlling the ball and knocked it in for the score at the 86:56 mark.
No. 9 Florida 7, Kansas 2
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Goals by six different Gators led Florida (7-2, 0-0 SEC) to a 7-2 victory against Kansas (6-3, 0-0 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon at the Kansas Soccer Complex. The match was the final one before conference play begins for both teams.
The Gators got on the board early, just one tick over eight minutes in. Sophomore Maggie Rodgers, deep on the right side, crossed the ball into the box. Tahnai Annis timed her jump perfectly, volleying the ball in at 8:01. The goal was the 30th of her Gator career. The Gators’ second score started in the 20th minute when sophomore Havana Solaun took a shot that Kansas goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau stopped, but the rebound slid to her right where Annie Speese was waiting to finish at the far post corner. The goal was the third for Speese for the weekend, as she provided both goals in Florida’s 2-0 win at Missouri on Friday.
Solaun got a goal to go with her assist in the 24th minute. The Jayhawks appeared to score a goal, which was ruled offside. The Gators quickly put the ball into play, finding Solaun at the top of the attacking third. Solaun took a shot which Liebetrau deflected. Solaun, following up her shot was able to put in the loose ball from eight yards for her second goal of the season.
The Gators got two quick goals in the final two minutes of the half. Caroline Triglia sent a diagonal ball to McKenzie Barney, who scored her second goal of the year at the far post corner at 43:18. As time ticked down, Lindsay Thompson brought the ball down the field into the box. The shot she tucked in at the post just crossed the line as the halftime horn sounded.
Second half scoring began when the Gators were awarded their first penalty kick of the season at 48:41 after Rodgers was fouled in the box. Erika Tymrak score on the kick, giving her six goals for the season. That total equals her career-high season total of goals set last year as a sophomore.
Two quick goals by the Jayhawks narrowed the Gator lead to four. Freshman Ingrid Vidal added to her KU season goal lead in the 54th minute when she intercepted a back pass to the Gator goalkeeper Brooke Chancey. The Jayhawks were awarded a corner kick in the 59th minute. Jamie Fletcher’s header off the corner was blocked, but Caroline Kastor was there to put in the deflection.
Annis and Rodgers, who started the Gator scoring in the ninth minute, connected again to end the scoring for the match in the 89th minute. Rodgers again sent a cross into the box which Annis scored at the near post corner.
No. 9 Pepperdine 1, Cal Poly 1 2OT
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Pepperdine fought host Cal Poly in a close game on Sunday, as they came through in the final minutes of regulation to tie the Mustangs, 1-1 in double-overtime play. Junior forward Anisa Guajardo came through with 1:40 left in regulation to put away the equalizer, which was her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
The team now boasts a record of 7-0-3 and is undefeated through 10 games to start the season for the fourth time in school history.
The Waves had a hard time finding the back of the net on Sunday, as they launched 22 shots, 10 being on frame, compared to the Mustangs who had only three recorded shots in the match. The team fought through the adversity, however, boasting a never-say-die attitude as they found the back of the net for the game-tying goal with 1:40 left in regulation and stayed strong through double overtime in a tough road test.
The team started out the match attacking the Mustangs’ defense from the first whistle. Freshman forward Lynn Williams had two shots within the first 10 minutes of play alone. Despite having eight shot attempts in the first half to the Mustangs’ one, the Waves only earned one corner kick at the 15:38 mark.
The Waves were unable to find the back of the net in the first half and did not see much threat from the Mustangs, as junior goalkeeper Roxanne Barkerdid not have to make a save in the first half. Going into the break, the game was tied at 0-0. The team challenged Mustang goalkeeper Brooke Gauvin, who made five saves to keep the game scoreless in the first half.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.