Central Oklahoma advanced in the NCAA Division II women's soccer tournament Friday with a 2-0 victory over Fort Hays State in Mankato, Minn. Shayna Kindsvater and Kate Foran scored for Central Oklahoma, which lost to the Tigers in double overtime last week during the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.
UCO (16-2-3) will play host Minnesota-Mankato in Sunday's semifinal.
OBU WINS SOONER TITLE
Seventh-seeded Oklahoma Baptist surprised another opponent Friday, beating John Brown (Ark.) 2-1 in a shoot-out for the Sooner Athletic Conference men's tournament championship. OBU (8-8-1) advanced to the NAIA Opening Round Tournament, which is scheduled to start Nov. 17 at a site to be announced. Felipe Souza scored the winner in the shoot-out.
Oklahoma Baptist, which had a regulation goal from Mario Maia, reached the final by beating second-seeded Rogers State and third-seeded Wayland Baptist (Texas).
OU, OSU TIE FOR FIRST
Top-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 8 Oklahoma were co-champions of the NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet on Friday in Springfield, Mo. Both teams finished with 45 points and are automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Louisville, Ky. Tulsa almost made it a state trifecta, finishing in third pace with 47 points. The Golden Hurricane had the race's individual winner, Chris O'Hare finishing the 10-kilometer race in 30 minutes, 25.87 seconds.
GOODEN ON WOODEN LIST
Former Sequoyah-Tahelquah star Angel Goodrich is one of 30 players on the John R. Wooden Award watch list for the 2012-13 women's basketball season. Goodrich is a senior guard for Kansas. Teammate Carolyn Davis, a senior forward, is also on the list. Reigning Wooden Award winner Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8 post from Baylor, is once again on the list. The winner will be announced the first weekend of April. Bill Self, the Kansas men's basketball coach, will also receive the Legends of Coaching Award that weekend. Self played college basketball at Oklahoma State and high school ball at Edmond Memorial.
*Oklahoma City at No. 2 and Oklahoma Baptist at No. 6 are the only state schools in the preseason NAIA men's golf rankings for the 2013 season. Longtime power Oklahoma Christian was not in the poll — and did not receive any votes. Texas Wesleyan is No. 1, receiving 13 of 17 possible first-place votes. OCU received the other four No. 1 votes.