Nov. 1, 2011
|2011 Big 12 Championship||Quarterfinals vs. OSU||Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. CT|
|Location||San Antonio, Texas. | Blossom Soccer Stadium|
|Internet||Live Stats | Webcast|
|Additional Info||Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter|
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma (7-12 overall, 2-6 Big 12) will make its second straight postseason appearance, a first since the 2005 and 2006 seasons, in the 2011 Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas. The Sooners, seeded eighth, will face the tournament’s top seed and No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State (17-0-2, 6-0-2) in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Blossom Soccer Stadium.
The winner of the game between OU and OSU will face the winner of the first quarterfinal between Texas Tech (No. 4 seed) and Texas (No. 5).
OU is making its seventh appearance in the Big 12 Championship and second under fourth-year head coach Nicole Nelson.Wednesday’s quarterfinal game marks the second straight year that the conference tournament will feature a Bedlam matchup. OU tied then-No. 10 Oklahoma State in the title game of the 2010 Big 12 Championship. The game ended in penalty kicks (OSU, 5-4) and marked the second postseason meeting between the in-state rivals (OSU won 2-1 in 2006).
OSU owns a 16-2-2 advantage in Bedlam after winning both regular series meetings in 2011. OU has not recorded a victory in the last 10 meetings, but 14 of the contests in the series have been decided by one goal or less. The Sooners’ two Bedlam wins came in 2005 (Stillwater) and 2001 (Norman), and they played in a scoreless tie in Stillwater in 2003.
Big 12 Championship History
OU is 3-5-1 in its eight games and seven appearances in the Big 12 Championship . The Sooners and Cowgirls have squared off twice in the conference tournament (2010 and 2006). Below is a look at each of the Sooners’s Big 12 postseason games.
2000 Texas - W, 2-0 - quarterfinals
2000 No. 9 Texas A&M - L, 1-0 - semifinals
2001 No. 8 Texas A&M - L, 1-0 (OT)
2003 No. 21 Kansas - L, 1-0
2005 No. 23 Colorado - L, 2-0
2006 No. 7 Oklahoma State - L, 2-1
2010 No. 21 Texas - W, 1-0 - quarterfinals
2010 No. 6 Texas A&M - W, 1-0 (OT) - semifinals
2010 No. 10 Oklahoma State - T, 1-1 (OSU, 5-4 in PKs) - Big 12 Championship game
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats and a webcast for Wednesday’s game on Big12Sports.com. The semifinals are scheduled for Friday (5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and Sunday’s championship game will be televised by FSN at 3:30 p.m.
Player to Watch - #9 Dria Hampton | Jr. | MF | Piedmont, Okla. (Piedmont H.S.)
The Sooners ‘ playmaker tied a school record for the second time in her career on Friday at Kansas with two assists in the game. Hampton also had two assists against Middle Tennessee as a true freshman. The two helpers moved Hampton into a tie for second place all-time at OU in career assists with 15, three behind the all-timer leader Lauren MacIver.
2011 Stats: 19 games played, 19 starts, four goals, six assists, 38 shots (19 on goal)
Oct. 31, 2011 | Video: Nelson and Mooney on Big 12 Tourney
Head Coach Nicole Nelson and junior Caitlin Mooney visited with SoonerSports.com on Monday morning after practice to talk about Friday's 3-0 win at Kansas and the start of the Big 12 Championship on Wednesday.
The Sooners' win at Kansas clinched the second-straight appearance in the conference tournament for OU, a first since the 2005 and 2006 seasons. It sets up the third meeting in 2011 against Bedlam Rival and No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls are undefeated and enter as the tournament's No. 1 seed after beating OU 1-0 in Stillwater on Aug. 26 and 3-0 in Norman on Sept. 30.
Watch the video below to see what Nelson and Mooney have to say about the matchup and view highlights of the three goals scored at Kansas on Friday.
OSU leads 16-2-2
Sept. 30, 2011 @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 3, OU 0
Aug. 26, 2011, @ Stillwater, Okla.. - OSU 1, OU 0
Nov. 7, 2010, @ San Antonio, Texas - OU 1, OSU 1 (2OT)
Oct. 29, 2010, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 0
Aug. 20, 2010, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 1, OU 0
Oct. 23, 2009, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 3, OU 0
Oct. 31, 2008, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 4, OU 2
Nov. 1, 2007, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 0
Nov. 1, 2006, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 1
Sept. 15, 2006, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 1
Oct. 28, 2005, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OU 3, OSU 2
Oct. 29, 2004, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 1, OU 0
Oct. 27, 2003, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OU 0, OSU 0 (2OT)
Nov. 1, 2002, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 3, OU 2
Nov. 2, 2001, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 2, OSU 1
Oct. 28, 2000, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 1 (2OT)
Sept. 28, 1999, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 1, OU 0
Sept. 18, 1998, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 2, OU 1 (OT)
Oct. 31, 1997, @ Norman, Okla. - OSU 1, OU 0 (2OT)
Sept. 29, 1996, @ Stillwater, Okla. - OSU 5, OU 1
Last Time Out
In need of a win to clinch a second-straight postseason appearance, Oklahoma turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season in a 3-0 win at Kansas on Friday. Annalisa Hall, Amy Petrikin and Caitlin Mooney found the back of the net while Dria Hampton assisted on two of the scores.
Big 12 Championship Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the 2011 Big 12 Conference Soccer Championship are available through San Antonio Sports. The Championship will take place Nov. 2, 4 and 6 at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. To purchase tickets visit www.sanantoniosports.org or call 210-820-2100. Day passes cost $7, three-day tournament passes are $12 and 20-ticket team packages are available for $99.
The Sooners have found success this season when posting the game’s first goal. All seven of OU’s wins have come when posting the first goal of the game. Consequently, all but one of OU’s 12 defeats have come after allowing the game’s first goal. In 2010, OU was 11-2-2 when scoring first (1-6-1 when not).
OU Places 12 on Academic All-Big 12 Teams
The University of Oklahoma soccer team had 12 players named to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 teams on Tuesday. The Sooners had the third most players honored in the Big 12, including 10 first team honorees. The 10 honorees marks the eighth straight season that OU has placed at least five student-athletes on the first team. The 10 members on the first team is also the most under head coach Nicole Nelson and the third most in program history behind the 11 in 2005 and the 12 in 2000.
Michelle Alexander, Bailey Boulware, Sage Coralli, Dria Hampton, Lisa Jett, Kelsey Kraft, Caitlin Mooney, Katharine Nutman, Brianna Turang and Kathryn Watson were all named to the first team while Samantha Howell and Amy Petrikin were second team honorees. Alexander made her third appearance on the list while Dria Hampton, Kelsey Kraft and Katharine Nutman, who had a perfect 4.0 GPA, all made their second appearances.
Spreading the Wealth
The Sooners have 23 goals in their seven wins and six goals in the 12 losses. Overall, OU has 29 goals scored in 2011 with 11 different Sooners finding the back of the net.
Five of OU’s 19 games have been decided by one goal in 2011, with the Sooners posting a 1-4 mark. In 2010, 17 of the 22 games were decided by one goal or less with a 10-4-3 record. Oklahoma was 2-4-2 in games played in 2009 decided by one goal or less and 3-5-1 in head coach Nicole Nelson’s first year (2008).
Quartet Leads the Offense
Caitlin Mooney and Amy Petrikin leads the team with six goals while Michelle Alexander and Dria Hampton are second in 2011 with four goals apiece. OU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M are the only Big 12 teams in 2011 with at least four players with four goals or more. OU also accomplished that feat in 2010, 2003 and 2001. In 2005, OU set a program record with 37 goals as five different Sooners had at least four goals.
Hampton and Mooney Making Their Marks
An updated look at the OU record books and one will find juniors Dria Hampton and Caitlin Mooney popping up on the offensive side of things. While Hampton is in her third season at OU, Mooney is in her second season after transferring from Maryland where she scored four goals and had one assist. Both rank in the top 12 or better in Sooner history in career points, goals, and assists. The duo also rank in the top 10 in game-winning goals with Mooney tied for sixth with four and Hampton tied for ninth with three.
A breakdown of the points, goals and assists is below:
|1||83-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||75-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||67-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||54-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|5||53-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|6||45-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|7||41-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|8||39-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|37-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|10||34-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|34-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|1||38-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||34-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||26-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||22-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|5||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|6||14-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|14-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|14-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|9||13-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|13-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|11||12-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|1||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|2||15-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|15-Jonette Coquat (1998-01|
|15-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|15-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|5||13-Shana All (2004-07)|
|7||11-Lauren Harris (2004-07)|
|11-Kady Kelly (2003-06)|
|9||9-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|10||8-Jennifer Enos (1999-02)|
|8-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|