KANSAS CITY - It took just over eight minutes of extra time, but No. 5 seed Texas Tech advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory over No. 4 seed Oklahoma in the second quarterfinal match at the Big 12 Soccer Championship at Swope Soccer Village.
Senior Caity Heap pushed the game-winner across into the bottom right corner from six yards out for the victory. It was her second score of the season with Janine Beckie and Ashley Casey credited with assists. The game marked the second time this year the two squads played extra soccer, as the Sooners and Red Raiders battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on September 25.
Freshman Gwennie Puente was responsible for the first goal of the contest after she netted her second tally of the year on an unassisted score in the 33rd minute of the first half and the Red Raiders went into halftime with a 1-0 advantage. After the Sooners trailed at the break, junior forward Liz Keester evened the scoreboard with a goal at the 50:47 mark on an assist by junior Shiloh Price. It was Keester’s third goal of 2015.
Those in attendance at Swope Soccer Village have an opportunity to participate in some great giveaways each day. On Wednesday, it will be Big 12 Stadium Scarf Night, with the first 150 fans at the night games receiving a complementary stadium scarf. On Friday, spectators attending the contests will receive free hot dogs while supplies last. For the Sunday championship match, fans will be able to enter for a chance to win a Big 12 VIP Experience at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in March. To purchase tickets, fans can visit Big12Sports.com/buytickets or call 888-4KC-GOAL.
Soccer fans and followers can also watch the entire Big 12 Championship live. The quarterfinals and semifinal contests will be shown exclusively on the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com with Lincoln Rose calling the action. The Sunday title match can be seen live nationally on FS1.