LUBBOCK, Texas. – The Texas Tech soccer team (9-3-2, 2-2-1 Big 12) battled to a 1-1 tie versus Oklahoma State Thursday night at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Tech trailed early in the first half as OSU jumped on the board in the eight minute thanks to a strike from Gabriella Coleman. The Tech offense started to find its rhythm, maintaining most of the possession with several key passes in the final attacking third. The persistency paid off as Kirsten Davis leveled the match with a top bin strike into the upper right 90 in the 36th minute. It was her 12th goal of the season – second in the nation –, assisted by Gisselle Kozarski who cleared the header to Davis just outside the 18-yard box for the turn and strike.
In the second period, keeper Madison White kept OSU from taking the lead with a leaping save in the 61st minute.
From here, the Red Raiders went on to fire off four shots before the match went into overtime. In the 91st minute, Charlotte Teeter’s free kick was saved as the next closest opportunity was cleared from an OSU defender, a shot off the foot of Davis, two minutes before the end of the second overtime period.
In the 1-1 draw, TTU outshot OSU, 13-12 with seven shots coming on goal, while winning the corner kick battle, 8-6. Teeter led the way with four shots (two on goal). In net, White secured five saves.
Tech hits the road to take on Iowa State next Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
Release provided by Chris Duarte Texas Tech Athletics