Oklahoma State's impressive six-game winning streak finally came to an end Friday night after falling to No. 16 Kansas on the road, 2-1.
The 12-1 Jayhawks jumped on OSU early with a goal just 2:44 into the match after a foul by Courtney Dike. Liana Salazar received a penalty kick, and drilled her ninth goal of the season, which leads the Big 12.
The Cowgirls had quickly found themselves in a hole against the conference front runner, but OSU would take no time to even the score. Dike found Madison Mercado open in the box, who slipped a shot by Kansas keeper, Kaitlyn Stroud in the 8th minute. Getting a ball past Stroud has not been easy this season, the goalkeeper has only allowed four goals all season.
The scoring frenzy continued in the 18th minute when KU's Ali Kimura put the Jayhawks back on top, 2-1.
The offensive fireworks were extinguished in the second half as neither team were able to find the net and Kansas held on to improve to 3-0 in conference play.
Oklahoma State's weekend didn't get any easier Sunday afternoon. The Cowgirls challenged ninth-ranked Texas Tech, but couldn't get the best of the Red Raiders in a 1-1 draw.
OSU made the first strike with a Dike goal in the 23rd minute. Dike was able to outrun a Texas Tech defender after a long pass from Natalie Calhoun.
After some impressive saves, Rosa Medina was able to keep Texas Tech scoreless until the 50th minute. Tech's leading scorer, Janine Becker, put a high shot past Medina to equal the score.
Neither teams were able to capitalize the rest of the match, even after two overtimes, and the Cowgirls left Lubbock with their first tie of the season.
Texas Tech has still yet to capture its first Big 12 win after two overtime losses to Texas and Oklahoma and the draw with OSU.
Oklahoma State now falls to 1-1-1 in Big 12 play after the weekend and maintains a 6-7-1 overall record.
The Cowgirls will return home for a Friday night matchup against TCU and take on Baylor Sunday afternoon.