Sept. 14, 2000
The Sooners split the first two games in their new soccer complex last weekend. On Friday, Oklahoma lost to 20th-ranked SMU, 1-0, in front of 812 fans, and defeated Alabama on Sunday, 2-1. In the Crimson Tide victory, junior forward Jonette Coquat and freshman midfielder Heidi Martinson each recorded a point and an assist. The points were Martinson's first of her career.
"I was impressed with the speed of our frontline and our ability to constantly put pressure on Alabama," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans after Sunday's win.
OU and the Big 12
Through Sunday's games, the Sooners rank third in the Big 12 Conference in scoring defense, giving up just 1.12 goals per outing (seven goals in six games). Also, sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham ranks third in the conference in saves (29) and saves per game (4.83)
Fans who weren't able to see the OU soccer team in action last weekend have another chance this weekend as Oklahoma will play a pair of games against UW-Milwaukee (Friday at 7:30 p.m.) and TCU (Sunday at 1 p.m.) at the OU Soccer Complex. The facility is located at the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road in Norman, directly west of Lloyd Noble Center.
The Panthers, members of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, will come Norman with a record of 3-3 on the season and a two-game winning streak.
Last weekend, UW-Milwaukee won the Central Michigan Invitational in Mount Pleasant, Mich. On Friday, the Panthers defeated Central Michigan in overtime, 3-2, on a game-winning goal by freshman midfielder Lisa Bengtsson. UWM won the invitational on Sunday, shutting out Western Michigan, 3-0, behind sophomore goalkeeper Mary Duffy.
The Panthers are led by Bengtsson (seven points) and sophomore forward/defender Kristin Munyon (six points). Duffy owns a 1.56 goals-against average with 29 saves. Friday's game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The Horned Frogs are 4-2-1 after seven games played this season and are undefeated in their last three games (2-0-1). In its last outing, TCU got by Oklahoma State, 3-2, in double overtime, in Stillwater Sunday. Senior midfielder Jennifer Maunder tallied two goals and junior midfielder Jenn Coulson registered the game-winner.
Pacing the Horned Frogs in scoring this season are sophomore forward Sherry Dick with four goals and an assist and Maunder and Coulson (five points each).
Freshman goalkeeper Shannon Wagner sports a 1.19 goals-against average with 48 saves and two shutouts.
The Horned Frogs lead the all-time series with Oklahoma, 2-1. The last time the two played was Sept. 18, 1999, in Fort Worth with TCU emerging victorious, 1-0.
The Sooners' six-game homestand will wrap up next weekend as they begin Big 12 Conference play.
On Friday, OU will face Kansas at 7:30 p.m. and Missouri at noon on Sunday.
OU Offensive Leaders
G A P Jonette Coquat 3 3 9 Heather Martinelli 2 1 5 Heidi Martinson 1 1 3 Logan Womack 1 0 2