Oklahoma State notched its sixth-straight win Sunday afternoon as the Cowgirls defeated Dayton, 2-0, at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
Freshman Anna Beffer had a goal and an assist in the victory, while senior goalie Rosa Medina recorded a shutout for the fourth time during the six-game winning streak.
With the win, which came in OSU's final non-conference game of the regular season, the Cowgirls improved to 6-6-0 on the season.
“I've been doing this a long time and getting six wins in a row is tough, especially when you look at the competition — it's not as if we've been playing teams we're expected to just go beat,” said OSU head coach Colin Carmichael. “I'm really proud, especially after the way things started, of how we bounced back.
“Dayton offensively was very good and to shut them out, I was really pleased with that.”
OSU wasted no time taking command as just 63 seconds into the match, the Cowgirls took the lead.
After taking the ball endline, Beffer sent a cross through the box that fellow freshman Laurene Tresfield tapped in for her first-career goal to put the Cowgirls up 1-0.
The Cowgirls were outshot 7-3 in the opening half — and 11-7 in the match — and narrowly avoided the equalizer in the 27th minute when UD leading scorer Nicole Waters saw her shot from the top of the 18-yard box deflect off the left post.
OSU took the one-goal advantage into intermission and would quickly double its lead in the second half.
This time it was Beffer on the receiving end of a pass from Courtney Dike, who sent the ball from the endline through the box where Beffer delivered the chance into the back of the net from six-yards out. The goal was the second of the year for the rookie forward, who has missed six games due to injury.
“I felt good today — it's kind of coming together, and each game our attacking players are getting more comfortable working with each other,” Beffer said. “Whenever we combine and finish and get what we want, it's a good feeling. I just hope to continue contributing, and it feels good to be back and be a part of this streak.”
OSU will look to continue its streak when the Cowgirls return to Big 12 Conference action this weekend. Carmichael's squad will take on Kansas Friday night in Lawrence before traveling to Lubbock to take on top-10 ranked Texas Tech Sunday afternoon.