Thursday, October 7 • 7 p.m. • Lubbock, Texas
John Walker Soccer Complex (1,500)
Sun Oct. 10 • 5:00 p.m. • Fort Worth, Texas
Garvey-Rosenthal soccer stadium (1,500)
Television / Video: Big 12 now on ESPN + (vs Texas Tech) / ESPNU (vs TCU)
Radio: Stillwater Radio KGFY 105.5 FM / stillwaterradio.net (Bill Van Ness)
Live Statistics: okstate.statbroadcast.com
In-game Twitter updates: @CowgirlFC
About the State of Oklahoma
• Oklahoma State is 6-4-1 this season and 1-1-0 in the Big 12 Conference game. The Cowgirls return to the league with a trip to Lonestar State this week, where they face Texas Tech on Thursday night in Lubbock before a Sunday night showdown in Fort Worth against 11.e-class TCU.
• OSU just posted a 13-3-2 record last season, in which the Cowgirls finished third in the Big 12 Conference standings at 6-2-1. OSU won her second straight place in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship as the tournament’s No. 10 national seed and qualified for the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history.
• OSU sack 21 winners from last season, including nine starters and five All-Big 12 players.
• The 2021 season is the 26th in the history of the program; in the first 25, OSU recorded a record 302-167-56 (.629). The Head Coach Colin Carmichael began his 17th season at the helm in 2021 with a 219-87-43 record.
Red Raiders Scouting
• Texas Tech is 9-3-1 this season and fourth in the Big 12 standings at 2-2-0 in the league. Red Raiders Kirsten Davis are third in the nation with 11 goals this season, while goaltender Madison White is third in the NCAA with seven shutouts.
• The most successful head coach in TTU history, Tom Stone is 169-92-35 in 15 seasons at Lubbock.
• OSU is 16-8-4 in the all-time series with Texas Tech and won last season’s game at Stillwater with a 2-1 overtime victory.
Horned Frog Scouting
• TCU is ranked 11th in the national polls and will go 9-2-1 and a 1-1-1 conference record in Thursday’s game against Oklahoma in Fort Worth.
• Eric Bell is in his 10th season as TCU head coach, where he holds a career record 98-66-28.
• OSU is 6-5-3 against TCU but hasn’t beaten the Horned Frogs since 2017 (0-3-1 in the last four meetings).
OSU placed seventh nationally with 40 goals last season, and the eight players who combined for that total comeback in 2021.
The Cowgirls’ striking attack is led by the big three of olivia dowell, Grace Yochum and Gabriella Coleman, a trio that occupied the first three Big 12 goals in 2020-21. Dowell and Yochum both scored 12 goals, a total that placed sixth in the NCAA, while Coleman has found the back of the net nine times.
In 2019, OSU was 14th nationally with 50 goals averaging 2.27 goals per game.
In a preseason vote from conference head coaches, OSU was chosen to finish third in the Big 12 race in 2021 behind West Virginia and the defending TCU champion.
OSU led the league with three All-Big 12 preseason selections as olivia dowell, Kim rodriguez and Grace Yochum deserved this distinction.
In the rankings
OSU saw its streak of appearance in the national rankings halted on September 7, falling from the polls after 35 consecutive weeks of ranking.
The Cowgirls were ranked 16th in this season’s United Soccer Coaches poll. In this week’s United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region rankings, OSU is in ninth place; the Cowgirls are No. 70 in the official NCAA RPI.
A year ago, OSU peaked at No. 4 in the polls during the fall season and came in at No. 14 in the United Soccer Coaches final standings and No. 12 in the final. TopDrawerSoccer.com survey.
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Oklahoma State has four “Super Seniors” on its 2021 roster, with Gabriella Coleman, Charme Morgan, Kim rodriguez and Hannah webb each enjoying an additional season of eligibility offered by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic which altered the 2020 season.
Coleman, Rodriguez and Webb are each in their fifth college season (Coleman spent her first two in Mississippi state before transferring), while Morgan is in her sixth year after also earning a medical red shirt in 2018.
By the start of season 21, the Cowgirls Super Seniors had combined to play 306 games and had 280 career starts.
Kim rodriguez became the fifth All-American in Cowgirl Soccer history in 2019 when she was named to United Soccer Coaches All-America second team as a defenseman. She joined a list of OSU All-Americans that included Yolanda Odenyo, Melinda Mercado, AD Franch and Haley Woodard.
Last season, Rodriguez repeated as the second All-American team to become the fourth Cowgirl to win multiple All-America accolades during her career, joining Odenyo, Mercado and Franch on this list.
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Kim rodriguez is tied for fifth on OSU’s all-time assists list with 23. She has had at least three assists in each of her first four seasons, including seven career bests in 2019, and has two so far in 2021.
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Grace Yochum has established herself as one of the Big 12’s top scorers and continues history as OSU’s all-time top scorer.
In 62 career games, Yochum has amassed 31 goals, which is tied for fourth on OSU’s all-time roster; she is four to equal the record of 35 held by Yolanda Odenyo and Jolene Schweitzer.
In his freshman in 2018, Yochum scored four goals. She followed that up with 11 in her sophomore and scored 12 last season, a total that placed sixth in the NCAA.
Yochum had two straight six-game streaks with a goal that lasted last season – October 6, 2019 against K-State-Sept. 18, 2020 against Iowa State and November 12, 2020 against OU-March 27, 2021 against OU.
G stands for goals
Gabriella “G” Coleman has scored 18 goals in her first two seasons with the Cowgirls, scoring nine goals in 2019 and 2020-21, and is second on the team this season with three goals.
Last season, four of Coleman’s goals came in the playoffs as she scored two goals each against South Alabama and Texas A&M in the NCAA Women’s Football Championship. In 2019, she also showed a penchant for scoring when it mattered most, scoring two goals in the Big 12 Soccer Championship and scoring the only goal in OSU’s NCAA tournament.
Coleman spent his first two college seasons at Mississippi State and scored three goals in 32 games.
olivia dowell has added firepower to the OSU attack since arriving on campus in 2019.
In freshman, Dowell registered five goals and eight assists, and she followed that up with an even more impressive performance in sophomore.
Last season, Dowell placed fifth in the NCAA with 31 points as she had 12 goals and seven assists. His 12 goals tied for the Big 12 with his teammate Grace Yochum and ranked sixth nationally; the seven assists dominated the conference. Dowell’s goal tally also marked the most goals ever scored by an OSU sophomore, and the 31 points was the seventh most in a single season in the program’s history.
With three assists this season, Dowell has 18 in her career to tie her for 10th on OSU’s all-time roster.