Kansas pulled off an upset Friday night, beating No. 7-ranked Oklahoma State 2-1 in a Big 12 soccer opener at the Jayhawk Complex in Lawrence. Whitney Berry scored the game-winner on a penalty kick at the 69:03 mark — just 28 seconds after the Cowgirls tied it on Megan Marchesano's seventh goal of the season.
“It (penalty kick) was very deflating. We thought that after we scored the goal the momentum had turned a little bit,” OSU coach Colin Carmichael said. “But we did some positive things, and we'll correct our mistakes and get ready for the next one.”
Defending Big 12 champion OSU fell to 9-2-0 overall. Unranked Kansas moved to 7-2-1. Oklahoma State's only other loss this season was 1-0 at unranked Oklahoma, but that game did not count toward the Big 12 standings. The Cowgirls and Sooners will play a league game Sept. 30 in Stillwater.
Kansas took a 1-0 lead only 3:03 into the match as Courtney Dickerson beat a defender and sent a shot from 10 yards past goalkeeper AD Franch.
Oklahoma State will play new conference member West Virginia at 11 a.m. Sunday in Morgantown.
*Oklahoma and Baylor played 110 minutes of soccer Friday night and wound up in a 1-1 tie at John Crain Field in Norman. Dana Larson scored for Baylor in the first half, and Renae Cuellar tied it for OU in the second. The teams played two scoreless overtimes. OU is 4-4-3 overall and 0-0-1 in the Big 12. Baylor moved to 8-1-2 and 0-0-1. OU will host Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday in Norman.
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