Oct. 21, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's soccer team lost its first game of the season at home when No. 5 Nebraska defated the Sooners, 2-0, at the OU Soccer Complex Sunday in front of 641 fans. Oklahoma, winless in its last three matches (0-2-1), fell to 9-4-1 and 3-3-1 in the Big 12 while the Huskers improved to 12-2 and 6-1 in the conference.
OU had its shutout streak snapped at home when NU's Meghan Anderson scored just 3:43 into the match when she drilled a shot from the center of the field, 25 yards out. Anderson's goal was double assisted from Shannon Tanaka and Christine Latham. It was first goal given up by Oklahoma at home in nine games dating back to last season.
Despite being outshot, 28-5, the Sooners kept the score at 1-0 until late in the second half. After a corner kick that nearly netted a goal by junior Brittany Davis, the Huskers promptly went the length of the field and scored, courtesy of Najah Williams at the 78:40 mark of the game.
Nebraska goalkeeper Erin Miller picked up the shutout while OU freshman Catherine Wade (6-2-1) took the loss despite making eight saves.
"To beat the fifth-ranked team in the country, you have to have a great performance. Ours was good, but it wasn't great," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans. "I thought the defense played great, just like it has all season. The first goal scored was really the only mistake the defense made, but it was enough."
Oklahoma plays at Texas A&M Friday in College Station at 7 p.m.
Team Scoring Nebraska 1 1 -- 2 Oklahoma 0 0 -- 0
Individual Scoring NU - Anderson (Tanaka, Latham) - 3:43 NU - Williams (unassisted) - 78:40
Shots: NU 5, OU 28 Saves: NU 4, OU 8 Corner Kicks: NU 5, OU 2 Fouls: NU 19, OU 9 Attendance: 641