Big Weekend For OU Soccer Team

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 12, 2000

Oct. 12, 2000

Scoreless Dual
The Sooners battled Big 12 foe Baylor to a scoreless tie Friday night at the OU Soccer Complex. The tie left OU at 7-5-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference.

Jana Cunningham saved two shots and recorded her second straight shutout.

"We couldn't have asked for easier scoring opportunities than we had in the first half," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans. "However, we didn't lose."

Defensive Rules
The scoreless tie was the second straight shutout for Oklahoma. OU ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring defense, giving up just 0.85 goals per game (11 goals in 13 games).

Sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham ranks second in the conference with an impressive 0.83 goals-against average. She has tallied three conference shutouts and 4.5 total shutouts on the season. She also carries a streak of 220:04 minutes without allowing a goal.

OU Scoring Leaders

       G    A P

Jonette Coquat       6    4    16

Logan Womack       4    1 9

Heather Martinelli     2    3 7

Shannon Wing           2    2 6

Weekend Trip
The Sooners take to the road again for a pair of conference games against Iowa State (Friday at 4 p.m.) and second-ranked Nebraska (Sunday at 1 p.m.).

About Iowa State
The Cyclones are looking to bounce back after a pair of conference losses last weekend to Texas and Texas A&M in Ames.

The 14th-ranked Aggies shut out ISU Friday, 3-0, while the Longhorns delivered a 2-1 setback on Sunday.

The Cyclones are 5-7-1 overall and 1-4 in the Big 12.

Nicole Wilcox leads the team with 13 points (four goals, five assists) and goalkeeper Elizabeth Chapman carries a 1.51 goals-against average to go along with five shutouts.

Iowa State leads the all-time series with OU, 3-1. The Sooners picked up their first-ever victory against ISU last year, a 1-0 overtime triumph on Oct. 24 in Norman.

About Nebraska
The No. 2 Cornhuskers remained undefeated after a weekend sweep of conference foes Texas A&M and Texas.

In a battle for first place, Nebraska (5-0, 14-0) defeated the Longhorns, 3-0, as Meghan Anderson tallied two goals for the Huskers.

On Sunday, Nebraska rallied to defeat the Aggies, 2-1, with two goals in the final 13 minutes for the win.

On the season, Nebraska has outscored its opponents 62-4. NU is lead by Christine Latham (33 points), Anderson (28 points) and Karina LeBlanc (0.32 GAA and 9.5 shutouts).

The Cornhuskers lead the all-time series, 3-0, after last year's 3-1 victory Oct. 22 in Norman.

Big 12 Standings



Texas         4-19-4


Baylor        3-2-16-5-2

Texas A&M3-29-4

Kansas        3-37-7



Texas Tech2-44-10

Iowa State1-45-7-1

Oklahoma State0-53-11

OU Quick Kicks

  • In the race for the Big 12 tournament (the top eight teams qualify), the Sooners are currently in seventh place.

  • With at least five games remaining, OU needs one victory to tie the school record for number of wins in a season (eight by the 1998 squad).

  • OU is ranked 10th in the Central Region this week, its first-ever appearance in the poll.


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