SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Texas will return to the Big12 Championship match for the second consecutive year as they converted on five of five penalty kicks to advance past No. 6 Oklahoma State, Friday night at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio.
The Cowgirls scored first as Annika Niemeier fed Yolanda Odenyo through four defenders giving Odenyo a one-on-one with Longhorn goalkeeper Diana Pfenninger. Pfenninger came out of the net and Odenyo was able to put the ball past her to give the Cowgirls an early 1-0 advantage at the 15 minute mark.
The Longhorns evened the match out when Kelsey Carpenter took advantage of a failed Oklahoma State clear to score in the 33rd minute.
Texas had two chances to win with a minute remaining, first when OSU's goalkeeper Erin Stigler came out to challenge a wide open Carpenter but Niemeier caught up and sent Carpenter's shot out of bounds.
Then Emily Anderson sent a header towards the goal but her shot bounced off the cross bar, sending the game into extra minutes.
With just under two minutes remaining in the first overtime, Kasey Moore headed in a Pfenninger penalty kick but the goal was called back due to an offsides penalty.
Neither team scoring during the second set of extra minutes sending the game to penalty kicks. Oklahoma State's Odenyo missed the Cowgirls first opportunity giving the Longhorn's a 1-0 advantage that OSU could never make up, advancing Texas 5-3.Defending Big 12 Champion Texas, will now face No. 1 seed Texas A&M in the championship match at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on FSN tape-delayed. Check your local listing to find out broadcast times in your area.