Aug. 23, 2002
Norman, Okla. - Saint Louis won a 2-0 victory over Oklahoma in an exhibition
soccer match at John Crain Field on Friday evening. Both teams battled the heat
with the temperature at kickoff pushing 100 degrees.
An unassisted shot by the Billikens' Anny Lucier got by Sooner goalkeeper Catherine Wade at 16:05 in the first half for the initial Billiken score. Saint Louis tacked on another goal in the waning seconds of the game when Christie Cigno scored off a feed from Jenny Kehl at 89:42.
Saint Louis built a 10-4 shot advantage over OU in the first period but the Sooners surged back in the second with nine shots to four. The Billikens finished with 14 shots edging the Sooners' 13.
Both coaches substituted freely in the exhibition match in an attempt to evaluate as many players as possible in live action.
"We played a lot of people," said Oklahoma head coach Randy Evans. "It was an opportunity to see who can compete at this level and who can't. We learned a lot from this game. The score doesn't really matter."
Oklahoma opens the 2002 regular season against Tulsa at the ORU Soccer Complex on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. The Sooners host SMU on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in their home opener at John Crain Field.
Call the Oklahoma ticket office at (800) 456-GoOU for information on Sooner soccer season tickets.