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TEXAS LONGHORNS

Oct. 17, 2015
TEXAS WINS AT FINISH
Dominant Texas Tech falls in 110th minute


Jasmine Hart tallied with just 21 seconds remaining in overtime Friday night, and visiting Texas upended No. 17 Texas Tech, 2-1, to keep pace with No. 3 West Virginia atop the Big 12 Conference.

Hart fired to the upper corner from the top of the box after Lindsey Meyer headed an Abby Smith drop-kick onto her path, and the Longhorns (7-3-4 overall, 4-1-1 Big 12) overcame a dominant effort from Texas Tech (8-3-4, 1-2-2).

The Red Raiders built substantial leads in shots (18-10), shots on goal (11-6) and corner kicks (12-3), but Smith made 10 saves to keep them from taking advantage.

“I thought Texas Tech played a heckuva game,” Texas coach Angela Kelly said on her school's athletics website. “For all intents and purposes, we stole one tonight. It was a great finish by Jaz.”

Janine Beckie fired Tech ahead in the 27th minute, from a Gwennie Puente feed, and Mikayla Flores pulled Texas even three minutes later, finishing from an Alexa Adams pass.

Beckie's goal was her eighth of the season and sixth in the past five games.

Smith, a U.S. youth international, was tremendous for the Longhorns, making big second-half saves on Caity Heap, Beckie and Brooke Denesik and forcing Puente to shoot wide on a one-on-one attempts midway through the first overtime period.

“I feel for our girls. I really do,” Red Raiders coach Tom Stone said on his school's athletics website. “I don't think we have ever battered Texas like we did tonight. The game wasn't even close in terms of play, but give Texas credit: They held in and bent but didn't break, and when they got their one chance at the end of the game, they executed it well. For that, they deserved the win."

Texas Tech plays Sunday at Baylor, and Texas is home next Friday against Oklahoma.

   
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