TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Oklahoma headed to Florida knowing it was about to take on two of the nation’s finest women’s college soccer teams.
If a 4-1 Friday night loss to No. 10 Florida was to be expected, the Sooners managed to make strides on No. 2 Florida State’s pitch, where the Seminoles came up victors by a narrow 1-0 count.
“I’m proud of this team’s work, commitment and the way they not only handled all that Florida State had to give, but also found moments to play and create,” second-year OU coach Matt Potter said.
The Sooners fell to 2-4 while the Seminoles improved to 5-0-1. The game’s only tally came the last 5 minutes, at a time OU was threatening to take FSU to overtime. Dagny Brynjarsdottir netted the game’s only goal with just 4:47 remaining.
Florida State had owned most of the action to that point, outshooting OU 16-4 for the game and 8-1 in shots on frame, but Sooner freshman goalkeeper Kassadie Stade kept it close with seven saves.
The Sooners will play back-to-back home games for the first time this season when they play host to Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Friday at John Crain Field, followed by a noon Sunday tilt against North Texas.