Texas Tech drops heartbreaking final to Oklahoma

Story Links ROUND ROCK, Texas – A goal with just nine seconds left in the rules proved to be the difference as No. 3 seeded Texas Tech fell 1-0 to No. 6 seed Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Sunday. Round Rock Multi Purpose Complex. In the tortuous seconds of regulation, a few passes from Alexis Washington and Hadley Murrell found Michelle Pak in the penalty area and she fired the winning shot into the bottom left corner of the goal with less than 10 seconds left. The first 45 minutes were fairly calm, neither side saw a shot on target. However, both teams came alive in the second half and scored four shots on goal together. Texas Tech (9-4-6) appeared to break the deadlock in the 63rd minute when Kylie Bahr fired off a corner, but the Oklahoma goalkeeper (9-8-3) saved. Six minutes later, Madison White saved Muriel Kroflin’s shot, leaving the match-up scoreless. With just under 10 minutes left, Charlotte Teeter fired off a classic Teeter-style shot, an open shot from well outside the 18-yard box, but it went wide. Both teams kept pressing and looking to score before forcing extra time, making Pak the heartbreaking game winner. Tech ends the season at 9-4-6 and 5-1-3 in Big 12 action. The Red Raiders scored 18 points in league games for the first time since 2019.

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