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Cowgirls fall unexpectedly to Sooners in first Bedlam clash of season

Oklahoma State lost it's nonconference Bedlam match on Friday night 2-0

The Cowgirls failed to produce results Friday night against Oklahoma in the first Bedlam clash of the season with a disappointing 2-0 loss.

History failed to follow its typical course last night as OU proved to be the better team on the pitch, with 
scoring a 1' (18 seconds) goal from Kaylee Dao off of a quick counter attack, and another goal from Emily 
Parker in the 56'. The first minute goal from OU's Dao came off of a short-lived opening Cowgirl attack.

Assisted by Devin  Barrett, Dao took a shot from 12 yards out on the left side of the box that was deflected up and 
eventually rolled into the bottom right corner, giving OU probably its quickest goal against the Cowgirls 
in history.

The first minute goal seemed to take some fight out of the Cowgirls as the Sooners played a more 
physical game than OSU, committing 10 fouls and a 23' caution to OU's Anna Crawford in the first half 
compared to OSU's 3 fouls and a 23' Marlo Zoller caution in the first half. However, the Cowgirls looked explosive on the counter attack and broke through OU's defense multiple times early on in the match. OSU had many chances at goal in the first half, looking dangerous in the box and exploiting OU's defensive weaknesses with 10 shots in the first half alone compared to OU's five shots in the first half.

Despite OU managing to find the net a second time in the 56' the Cowgirls have much positivity to take 
away from this match as the score line did not accurately represent how closely both teams played in 
true Bedlam fashion.

The Cowgirls return to action Sunday, August 30 at 1 p.m. in Stillwater and will be looking to bounce back with a win against Georgia, which will be the first meeting in history between the two sides.

Article by Braden Cline