By Steve Lansdale
AUSTIN, Texas — Senior forward Alexa Adams scored a pair of goals, including one with a minute to go, to lift the No. 20 Texas soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Oklahoma Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The victory boosted the Longhorns’ record to 11-2-2 overall, and 3-2-1 in games against Big 12 teams. OU fell to 6-7-2 overall and 2-3-1 in Big 12 games.
Adams’ goals were her fourth and fifth of the season; the game-winning goal was the sixth of her career.
Senior midfielder Katie Glenn also scored for UT when she buried her fifth goal of the season in the 27th minute to tie the score after the Longhorns coughed up the game’s first goal in the 16th minute to Oklahoma’s Kaylee Dao.
Texas forward Cyera Hintzen chipped in a pair of assists, giving her eight for the season and raising her team and conference scoring lead to 28 points.
The game was closer on the scoreboard than it was on the stat sheet. The Longhorns outshot the Sooners, 22-8, and enjoyed a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
Dao gave OU a 1-0 lead when she headed in a free kick by Marissa McMahand at the back post in the 16th minute.
Glenn got the equalizer in the 27th minute when she turned assists by Haley Berg and Sydney Surprise into her fifth goal of the season.
The deadlock held through halftime. Adams gave Texas its first lead in the 63rd minute when she scored on a header off assists by Hintzen and and Chelsea Surpris to give UT a 2-1 lead. OU got the equalizer in the 84th minute when Paige Welch headed in her first goal of the season from a dozen yards out before Adams sealed the game with a minute to go. Hintzen cranked a shot on goal that was turned aside by OU goalkeeper McKinley Crone, but the rebound went straight to Adams, who connected on the game-winning shot to get UT back on the winning track.
The Longhorns now have a week off before playing host to Kansas at 7 p.m. Friday in a game that can be seen on the Longhorn Network.