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All-Sports Update: Soccer Season Ends, Cross-Country Teams Finish Second at Big 12 Championships

Cowgirls’ soccer season comes to an end, while basketball is just getting started.




The Oklahoma State soccer season came to an end Thursday night when the Cowgirls fell to TCU 3-2.

The Cowgirls needed a win or a draw to advance to the Big 12 tournament, but a TCU goal in the 83rd minute ended the OSU’s season. Grace Yochum and Rachel VanFossen scored for OSU.

The Cowgirls started the season hot, winning 10 of their first 11. In Big 12 play, however, OSU went 2-6-1.



Women’s Basketball

The Cowgirl basketball team thrashed Northeastern State in an exhibition Sunday, winning 70-37.

Vivian Gray led OSU in scoring with 18 points. She also brought in eight rebounds, dished three assists, got two steals and blocked a shot. Gray was one of three Cowgirls who scored in double figures, the others being Braxtin Miller (16) and Kassidy De Lapp (10).

The Cowgirls defense forced Northeastern State into a 22.9 field-goal percentage, and NSU was went 1-of-15 from 3.

The Cowgirls start their season against Arkansas State on Nov. 9 in Stillwater.


The OSU softball team wrapped up its fall schedule with a pair of dominant victories.

The Cowgirls topped Cowley County 19-0 on Tuesday and beat Butler 12-2 on Wednesday.

Against Cowley, OSU used three pitchers who gave up a combined two hits and struck out 19. Michaela Richbourg started the scoring with a three-run home run. Richbourg finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored. The home run was one of four the Cowgirls hit.

Against Butler, OSU used five pitchers, but still gave up only two hits and struck out 15. Sydney Pennington got the scoring started with a grand slam in a first inning, where the Cowgirls scored six runs.

OSU coach Kenny Gajewski seemed to be have a good time.





It was a day of second-place finishes for the OSU men’s and women’s cross-country teams at the Big 12 Championships on Friday.

Both teams, women’s runner Sinclaire Johnson and men’s runner Isai Rodriguez all finished runner-up.

Iowa State took home both team titles on its home course. Johnson finished the women’s 6K in 19:56.3. Taylor Sommers was the next Cowgirl in, finishing in ninth place at 20:49.3. Kaylee Dodd (12th), Ariane Ballner (14th), Grace Baker (15th) and Molly Born (16th) all finished within about 10 seconds of Sommers.

Rodriguez ran the men’s 8K in 23.26.2. His teammate Ashenafi Hatte finished right behind him in third, and OSU runner Luis Martinez finished fourth. Jorge Perez (15th) and Alec Haines (16th) also finished in the Top 20 for OSU.

The teams will compete at the Midwest Regional Championships in Peoria, Illinois, on Nov. 9.


Women’s Golf

The OSU women’s golf team played at the Landfall Tradition last week.

The squad finished 11th as a team with a 46-over 910. Duke won the event with a 15-over 879.

Stephanie Astrup led the way for the Cowgirls. Astrup had a career best sixth-place finish at 3-over 219. Chih-Min Chen was the next OSU player on the leaderboard, finishing tied for 32nd at 10-over. A pair of Duke golfers tied in first at an even 216.

The event wrapped up the Cowgirls’ fall schedule. Their next outing will be Feb. 3-5 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

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