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Right place, right time: Rebound goal lifts OSU to 1-0 win

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Olyvia Dowell

Olyvia Dowell pushes the ball into the box looking for a goal. 

Olvyia Dowell with her arms raised above her head, danced into Hannah Webb’s arms.

Twenty-three seconds into the second half, Dowell neatly threaded a driven ground ball who Webb quickly one timed into the hands of Mekell Moss, Weber State’s goalkeeper. The force of the shot was too much for Moss as the ball ricocheted off the right post and to Gabriella Coleman, who finished off the scraps.

It was the lone score in Oklahoma State's 1-0 win against Weber State on Sunday afternoon at Neal Patterson Stadium in Stillwater.

“Props to Hannah Webb for making that shot,” Coleman said. “It feels pretty good for me to finish that off for the team.”

Coleman scored her third of the season, while the assist was Webb’s first of the season.

Since scoring her second career goal last week, Webb has seen more scoring opportunities.

“I’ve been getting in the positions and getting great passes from my teammates so you got to make those count in those situations,” she said.

Despite that goal, OSU, which recorded 16 shots were able place only four on net.

“It became just a sort of grind,” coach Colin Carmichael said. “So, not our best performance but we’ll take the win.”

The Cowgirls were dominated in possession and every other statistical category besides the final score, but were unable to take advantage of prime scoring opportunities.

“Very frustrating (to not score on 12 corner kick attempts),” he said. “We talk about it all the time and we started to play in a couple of short corners to try and mix it up a little bit because we haven’t look that dangerous on corners this year.”

Carmichael said his squad didn’t play as hard as needed lacked urgency in the hot and sunny matinee.

Defensively, Evie Vitali, OSU’s goalkeeper faced one shot on goal, a goal line save to preserve the lead late in the second half.

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