Sept. 30, 2002
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NORMAN, Okla. - After two consecutive Big 12 wins, Oklahoma soccer
steps out of conference to host the TCU Horned Frogs Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
at John Crain Field. OU then travels to Ames, Iowa to battle the Cyclones of Iowa
State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Sooners (8-2-0, 2-0-0 Big 12) came from behind to beat Baylor, 4-2, on Friday night and blanked Texas Tech, 4-0, on Sunday to open Big 12 Conference play.
Oklahoma recorded the first hat trick in the program's history when preseason All-Big 12 forward Logan Womack iced the Baylor game with three goals. Womack, a junior from Norman, Okla., is now tied with former Sooner Jonette Coquat for the OU career goals scored record at 26.
Senior Krissy Dawson (Peoria, Ariz.) also contributed three goals this weekend with her score against Baylor and two against Tech while freshman Lauren MacIver (Tulsa, Okla.) wrapped up the scoring for the Sooners with two goals against the Red Raiders.
OU has six shutouts in 10 games this season and boasts a six game winning streak at John Crain Field dating back to last season. Over the past two seasons, OU is 12-1-1 (.893) at home and 17-5-2 (.750) over the past three.
Several activities are planned for Sooner soccer fans Friday evening to enjoy before and after the game. The first 250 fans through the gates will receive their very own OU foam noodle. At halftime, the OU men's gymnastics team will be doing an exhibition and the Sooners will honor the Norman Youth Soccer League Team of the Game.
From 2:00-9:00 p.m., POWERade Interactive Games will be available at the Lloyd Noble Parking Lot just east of John Crain Field.
TCU (2-6-3, 1-2-1) picked up its first Conference USA victory of the season on Sept. 29, claiming a road match against the Louisville Cardinals. A trio of newcomers gave the Horned Frogs the 2-1 win, which snapped TCU's seven-game winless streak. The Horned Frogs dropped a 3-0 decision at Cincinnati on Sept. 27. Three goalkeepers combined in Cincinnati's shutout, and the Horned Frogs were only able to attempt three shots on the night.
TCU will play at home against crosstown rival SMU on Wednesday, Oct. 2 before arriving in Norman to play the Sooners Friday night. Oklahoma leads the overall series with TCU, 3-2, and is riding a two-game win streak. In the last meeting, OU defeated TCU, 2-0, in Fort Worth on Sept. 2, 2001. The two teams have met every year since 1997.
Previewing Iowa State
The Cyclones (3-5-1, 0-2-0 Big 12) lost to No. 4 Texas, 7-0, and No. 7 Texas A&M, 4-2, over the weekend. Iowa State hosts the Oklahoma schools this weekend with OSU playing in Ames on Friday night and the Sooners playing on Sunday afternoon.
Iowa State leads the overall series with OU, 4-1-1, and the teams battled to a scoreless tie in the last meeting on October 19, 2001 in Norman. Oklahoma has never defeated Iowa State in Ames. The Cyclones finished 5-11 last season (3-5 Big 12) and lost to No. 1 seeded-Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament, 6-nil.
Junior forward Logan Womack recorded the first hat trick in Oklahoma soccer history with her three scores against Big 12 rival Baylor on Friday night. The Sooners overpowered the Bears, 4-2. Her final score moved Womack in to a tie with former Sooner great Jonette Coquat for the all-time OU career goals scored record at 26. Womack has seven goals on 31 shots this season.
Senior forward Krissy Dawson (Peoria, Ariz.) moved into second place on the career assists chart with 10. She passed Heather Morrison (9) with an assist against Texas Tech on Sept. 29. Former Sooner Jonette Coquat leads in the category with 15 career assists from 1998-2001.
Freshman Lauren MacIver (Tulsa, Okla.) leads all newcomers at Oklahoma with eight points for the Sooners this season (three goals, two assists). MacIver scored twice against Big 12 rival Texas Tech on Sunday for her first multiple goal game at OU. MacIver has started all 10 games for the Sooners and ranks third on the team in goals scored (25 shots with nine on goal). She was Oklahoma's High School Player of the Year in 2001 at powerhouse Jenks HS.
Senior Shannon Wing (Broken Arrow, Okla.) has ten starts in ten games this season extending her streak to 67 straight starts for OU over the past four seasons. Wing has 26 shots and two goals for the Sooners in 2002 and 155 shots and 12 goals for her career.
Oklahoma's 2002 schedule includes six teams currently ranked in the NSCAA/adidas Top 25 poll. OU dispatched No. 18 SMU, 1-0, on Sept. 13. The Sooners lost games to No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 20 and defending national champion and No. 10-ranked Santa Clara on Sept. 22. Big 12 rivals Texas (No. 4), Texas A&M (No. 8) and Nebraska (No. 15) are the ranked teams remaining for OU.