Cowgirls Soccer: OSU off to its best start in five years
Oklahoma State is off to its best start in five years after a 4-0 win over Creighton Sunday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
All of the OSU goals came after intermission as the Cowgirls improved to 4-0-0 on the season, their best start since opening 2012 with six-straight wins.
OSU dominated the Bluejays (0-3-0) throughout the match, owning a 24-2 advantage on shots and a 10-1 edge on corner kicks, but the match went into halftime scoreless.
The Cowgirls did not need long to shift the score in their favor, however.
Just under four minutes into the second half, Jaci Jones blasted a shot from near the top of the 18-yard box that deflected off a CU defender and into the net to put OSU up, 1-0. The goal was the first of the season for Jones, who recorded assists in each of the Cowgirls’ first three contests.
OSU doubled its lead in the 71st minute when Charmé Morgan continued her scoring prowess with her team-high third goal of the season, which came off a double assist by Hannah Webb and Camy Huddleston as Morgan delivered a shot to the far post from eight yards out.
The Cowgirls would seal the win with a pair of goals in the last three minutes of the match. Lana Duke recorded her first goal of the season when she tapped in the ball following the CU goalie saving a shot by Allie Rivers. Then with just 20 seconds left in the match, Taylor Olson collected a pass from Kim Rodriguez and found the back of the net for her first-career goal.
For the fourth consecutive game, OSU goalies Tanya de Souza and Michela Ongaro split time in goal, with de Souza recording the start and Ongaro playing the final 45 minutes. Neither keeper was tested, with CU’s lone shot on frame being saved off the line by an OSU defender; both of the Bluejays’ shots in the match came in the opening half.
OSU returns to action Friday at 16th-ranked Texas A&M before traveling to San Antonio to take on UTSA on Sunday.
Coach Colin Carmichael's post-match comments: