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OSU soccer advances to first-ever Sweet 16

From Staff Reports Modified: November 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm •  Published: November 14, 2010

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State came from behind to beat Oregon State 2-1 on Sunday and advance to its first-ever NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship Sweet 16 in front of 1,400 fans at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

OSU, a No. 3 national seed, will host Duke later this week in Stillwater in the round of 16. The date and time will be determined later. Duke advanced by beating No. 2 national seed Florida in a penalty-kick shootout Sunday.

“It means so much for this program,” OSU coach Colin Carmichael said of advancing to the Sweet 16. “We’ve been so close in the past. We’ve kind of complained about not being at home and losing so many close games on the road. You can see how hard it was for (Oregon State) to hold the lead. We were just so thankful we got to play in front of our fans. I truly believe that did make a little bit of difference. It maybe gives you that little 10 percent extra that you need. Hopefully, we’ll carry that to next week.”

Oregon State led 1-0 after Chelsea Buckland netted a goal with five seconds remaining in the opening half.

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