Sooners Win Oklahoma Spring Shootout

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma women's soccer team swept through the Oklahoma Spring Shootout with two shutout victories over Tulsa (1-0) and Oral Roberts (5-0) Saturday at the OU Soccer Complex in Norman.

The Sooners' victory over Tulsa came courtesy of sophomore Shannon Wing's first-half goal.

Prior to the OU-Golden Hurricane matchup, Oral Roberts defeated Oklahoma State, 2-1, with two goals in the final ten minutes of play.

In the championship game, OU got on the board 15 minutes into the contest on a goal from junior Megan Olsen. Olsen collected a cross from freshman Jessica Talton with her chest at the top of the box, made a quick touch and hit a shot just inside the left post. A few minutes later, Wing dribbled in and hit a left-footed shot that found the inside of the other post to put the Sooners ahead 2-0. Oklahoma made it 3-0 when freshman Logan Womack dribbled past the keeper and hit the ball into an open net after a breakaway by the speedy forward. Just before the half, Womack left little doubt of the outcome when she slotted the ball past the ORU keeper after another breakaway to give the Sooners a commanding 4-0 halftime lead.

Junior Brianne Strothers served a cross that Olsen headed into the net for the only second-half goal in Oklahoma's 5-0 triumph.

The consolation game was a hard fought 1-1 tie between Tulsa and Oklahoma State.

"I was excited about our team's play this weekend," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans. "We have been playing really well lately but have had trouble finishing the great chances we've created on the offensive side. Our defense has also been giving up some soft goals. We did well in both areas this weekend. The defense returned to form with two shutouts and our offense came alive in the second game. We are moving the ball well and are showing success against different styles of play. I wish the spring didn't have to end."



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