Brehmer develops into secret weapon for Oklahoma State

September 6, 2015

Holly Brehmer soccer

Holly Brehmer

Former Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year Holly Brehmer of Eagle River is coming into her own at Oklahoma State University.

The sophomore midfielder scored her first career goal against Mercer in the season opener and then recently enjoyed the game of her life against the University of Georgia.

Brehmer, of Chugiak High fame, netted two goals as Oklahoma State improved to 2-0 when she finds the net.

The wonderful walk-on scored her first goal of the game in the 44th minute after the Georgia goalkeeper fumbled a loose ball and Brehmer pounced in front of the net.

“Holly’s goal was huge,” OSU coach Colin Carmichael told the school’s newspaper, the O’Colly. “It got us going, and without it, the second half probably would have been a lot more difficult.”

Brehmer’s second goal came off a rebound after a teammate’s shot ricocheted off the keeper’s legs right to Brehmer, who buried an empty-netter.

“I definitely hoped a day like today would come, so I’ve been working hard for it,” Brehmer told O’Colly. “I didn’t expect it, but I’m really excited.”

Coming off the bench, Brehmer has produced one-third of Oklahoma State’s scoring production in the first five games.