Oklahoma City University won the NAIA Women's Golf Championships on Friday in Lincoln, Neb., behind a 1-2 finish from Jessica Schiele and Elia Folch. The Stars finished 12 shots ahead of defending champion British Columbia to win their sixth national title and first since a string of five straight over the 2005-2009 seasons.
Schiele finished the 72-hole event at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club at 7-over 295, five shots better than Folch. Schiele is the fourth Oklahoma City player to win the individual title.
Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was third place, followed by Cal State-San Marcos and Lubbock Christian.
BRONCHOS WIN AGAIN
Kaylee Brunson and Kacie Edwards keyed an 11-hit attack that carried Central Oklahoma to a 7-1 romp over Molloy in the second round of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Finals here Friday afternoon at the Moyer Sports Complex.
Brunson and Edwards had three hits apiece, and both drove in runs during a big five-run, sixth-inning outburst that turned a precarious 2-0 lead into a comfortable 7-0 cushion as UCO coasted into Sunday's winner's bracket finals.
Kalynn Schrock did her part in the circle once again, tossing a complete-game five-hitter while giving up one unearned run in a 99-pitch outing to pick up her seventh straight postseason win.
The Bronchos (49-11) will face an opponent to be determined at 11 a.m. Sunday. A win in that game — or in the “if-necessary” contest that would follow — will put UCO in Monday's 11 a.m. national championship game.
STARS RALLY FOR 8-3 WIN
Magean De La Torre's three-run homer keyed a seven-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as Oklahoma City University beat Cal State-San Marcos 8-3 on Friday in the NAIA Championships at South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga.
OCU (51-13) overcame a 3-0 deficit. The fourth-ranked Stars moved into a 3 p.m. game Monday.
USC WINS WOMEN'S GOLF
Southern California coasted to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships title Friday, beating Duke by 21 strokes. Oklahoma tied for ninth place, and Oklahoma State finished 12th. Annie Park of USC unseated Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil as individual national champion. Park finished with a 10-under-par 278 for the four-round tournament. Javanil tied for 17th place, 15 strokes behind Park.
OFC BEATS EL PASO
Adam Black scored all three goals as Oklahoma Football Club beat El Paso 3-0 late Thursday night in Premier Developmental League soccer at the Student Activities Center. The Liverpool, England, native scored twice in the first half and once in the second. He complemented goalkeeper Bryan Byers, who posted the shutout. Stephen Owusu had two assists for Oklahoma FC (2-1), which plays the West Texas Sockers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Midland.
OSU, OU PAIRS ELIMINATED
Oklahoma State's Malika Rose and Kanyapat Narattana's season came to a close on Friday at the NCAA Doubles Championships in Urbana, Ill. Rose and Narattana finished the season with a 15-15 record after falling to Southern California's No. 2-ranked team of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria 6-3, 6-2.
*Rachel White and Melissa Kopinski of Illinois defeated Oklahoma's Whitney Ritchie and Hermon Brhane 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Friday in the NCAA Championship's doubles bracket.