Sept. 27, 2000

Opening Split
The Oklahoma soccer team began Big 12 Conference play last weekend with a split at home. On Friday, OU defeated Kansas, 4-0, as four different players scored and sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham tallied her second shutout of the season. The four-goal margin of victory was the largest by the Sooners since Sept. 11, 1998, when they upended Memphis, 4-0.

Missouri snapped Oklahoma's school-record four-game winning streak on Sunday, 1-0.

Road Warriors
The Sooners hit the road for the first time in about a month this weekend for a pair of Big 12 games against Texas Tech (Friday at 4 p.m.) and Colorado (Sunday at 1 p.m.).

Oklahoma D
The Missouri game marked the sixth straight contest the Sooners have allowed a goal or less. Cunningham played the entire stretch, shutting out two teams during the streak. Her goals-against average has dropped to an impressive 0.92, second-best in the conference. The Sooners are also second in the Big 12 in scoring defense, giving up just 0.9 goals per game (9 goals in 10 games).

Coquat in the Clutch
Junior forward Jonette Coquat, who leads the team in scoring with 14 points, is tied for first in the Big 12 with three game-winning goals.

Coquat's game-winners were tallied against Alabama, TCU and Kansas.

About Texas Tech
Texas Tech (2-8) returns home to Lubbock after being swept by Texas A&M and Texas last weekend. Both the Aggies and the Longhorns defeated the Red Raiders by a 3-0 score.

Texas Tech, which has played only two of its 10 games at home so far this season, are paced by junior forward Carrie Graham's eight points (three goals, two assists).

The Red Raiders have never lost to Oklahoma, leading the series, 3-0. Last year, Tech won, 1-0, Oct. 17 in Norman.

About Colorado
Like Texas Tech, Colorado is looking to bounce back after dropping a pair of conference games this past weekend in the state of Texas.

On Friday, the Buffaloes lost in double overtime to Texas, 3-2, on a goal by the Longhorns' Abby Gutowski at the end of the second overtime.

The Buffaloes then fell to Texas A&M, 6-1, on Sunday.

Colorado is 4-6 going into Friday's match with Oklahoma State. The Buffs are led by senior forward Melissa Cartmell with nine points (four goals, one assist).

CU leads the all-time series with the Sooners, 2-1. OU picked up its first victory against Colorado last season, 4-2, Oct. 1 in Norman.

Big 12 Standings

   Conf.     Overall

Missouri   2-0     6-4

Texas            2-0     7-3

Texas A&M   2-0     7-3

Nebraska   1-0     10-0

Oklahoma   1-1     6-4

Baylor           1-1     4-4-1

Kansas           1-1     5-5

Iowa State   0-1     4-4-1

Colorado   0-2     4-6

Oklahoma State   0-2     3-7

Texas Tech   0-2     2-8

OU Scoring Leaders G A P Jonette Coquat 5 4 14 Heather Martinelli 2 3 7 Logan Womack 3 1 7 Shannon Wing 2 2 6