Overtime goal sinks KU soccer at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. – Yolanda Odenyo’s goal in the 106th minute led Oklahoma State to a 1-0 double-overtime triumph over the University of Kansas in Big 12 play Friday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex. The loss drops KU to 5-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while OSU improves to 7-1-1 and 2-0 in the Big 12.

The Jayhawks fell victim to an unlucky bounce in the second overtime as a loose ball on the near side of the net bounced away from goalkeeper Julie Hanley and to OSU’s Odenyo who tapped the ball into an open net.

“It was a disappointing result, but we definitely left it all on the field for sure,” KU head coach Mark Francis said. “It was a back-and-forth game, we actually played very well. We just made a mistake on the winning goal.”

Both teams had trouble finding the net in the contest. The teams combined for 39 shots, but only put seven on net. KU’s Hanley and OSU’s Erin Stigler each made three saves in the contest.

After being outshot for much of the first half, KU put on a late surge in the final five minutes, taking seven shots. Senior Holly Gault had a pair of chances back-to-back at the top of the box, but both were knocked down by the defense.

The Jayhawks also had the better chances in the first overtime period, collecting all five shots in the initial 10 minutes of the extra session.

Sophomore Jessica Bush led the way with six shots for KU, while senior Holly Gault and freshman Monica Dolinsky had four a piece.

OSU held a slight advantage in shots, 21-18, and in corner kicks, 5-3.

The Jayhawks will look to bounce back on Sunday when they travel to Oklahoma for a 1 p.m., match with the Sooners.