By burying the goal, Hannah Webb may have helped bury a bad memory.
Oklahoma State tied 1-1 with Texas A&M on Sunday at Neal Patterson Stadium in Stillwater.
The Cowgirls waited until the very last moment to score their goal. Webb, a senior wingback, received a cross from senior forward Gabriella Coleman with four minutes remaining in regulation.
Down a goal, Webb elevated her shot over the Aggie goalkeeper and headed the ball down toward the ground. It bounced once and bounded softly into the goal.
The header was Webb’s (a team captain who plays a defense-focused role) second-career score.
“I’m so happy that she got that goal for her,” Coleman said. “I’m really proud of her. She busts her butt every time she’s on the field.”
Last time Webb and the Cowgirls met the Aggies, the outcome was different. OSU was eliminated by TAMU in the NCAA Tournament this May in North Carolina.
Webb’s missed her kick in penalty shootouts of that game, clanging a shot off the post. This time, she didn’t miss.
“I know it hit her pretty hard that she missed that PK,” coach Colin Carmichael said. “I’m sure (the goal) means a lot to her. Being a Texas kid, it probably means a little more. I’m proud of her always.”
Webb, who required attention in the training room after the tie, was unavailable for comment after the game.
Coleman said she still thinks about the loss to the Aggies that ended her season last year. She said forcing a last-minute draw against No. 15 TAMU was a success, and she was especially happy for Webb.
“I’m always happy for that kid,” Carmichael said. “She’s the heart and soul of our program right now. She’s been a pleasure for five years. Just amazing.”