Oklahoma scene: OU wins first game of soccer season

Freshman Madison Saliba comes off bench to score twice in less than two minutes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 25, 2013

Oklahoma won its first game of the young soccer season Sunday, downing Kennesaw State 2-0 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Freshman Madison Saliba came off the bench and scored both goals in less than two minutes. She complemented freshman goalkeeper Miranda Larkin, who made two saves. The shutout was Larkin's first as a collegian.

“This was a very encouraging team performance, especially with the constant changes and playing time we were able to get for different players today,” OU coach Matt Potter said. “The performance showed great maturity and growth. We managed the conditions and the game much better than the last, and that allowed us to dictate large parts of the game.”

OU (1-0) will next play 7 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma State.


Freshman Courtney Dike scored twice Sunday, helping the Oklahoma State Cowgirls to a 2-2 soccer tie vs. Vanderbilt in Nashville.

OSU goalkeeper Rosa Medina made a career-high 11 saves in a contest that featured a combined 40 shots.

Oklahoma State (1-0-1) trailed 2-1, when Dike scored the tying goal at the 70th minute. Allie Stephenson sent the ball into the box, where it was headed in by Dike.

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