The Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team played their final two games of the regular season this week, each on the road. First, they travelled to Greenville, N.C. to take on East Carolina before journeying to Cincinnati to play the Bearcats.
The game against East Carolina got off to rough start when Danielle Eule netted a goal for the Pirates three minutes into the game. Tulsa couldn’t tie the game in the first half, and the score remained 1–0 at the break.
In the second half, Tulsa found the equalizer it was looking for when Christina Holmes finished off a string of strong offensive play with a goal.
The tie score took the game into overtime, but the overtime was short-lived. Less than a minute after the period started, Kajal Parmar settled the game, scoring a goal to give the Golden Hurricane the 2–1 sudden death victory.
In the game against Cincinnati, the teams were evenly matched. On the line was fourth place in the American Athletic Conference as the teams were tied heading into the match and looking to get the better seeding for the conference tournament.
The first half featured a lot of midfield play, as neither team was able to put too much pressure on the opposing goal.
In the second half, Cincinnati was able to punch through with a goal on a header from Jaycie Brown to take the lead. They managed to hold on defensively, and saw out the 1–0 score to the end of the game.
Tulsa finished the regular season at 13–5–1 (4–4–1 AAC), good for the fifth seed in the conference tournament. Their opponent in the quarterfinals will once again be Cincinnati, and Tulsa will look to change the outcome this time around.
The Conference Championship will be hosted by Southern Methodist University and Tulsa will play their first match at 11:30 am on Tuesday Nov 3.