Oklahoma Battles Baylor To 0-0 Tie In Soccer Action

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 06, 2000

Oct. 6, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma and Baylor battled through two overtimes before the soccer match ended 0-0 Friday night at the OU Soccer Complex. The Sooners outshot the Bears 20-16, including a 9-3 shot on goal margin, as OU registered its second-straight shutout. Oklahoma suffered only its first tie of the season as the Sooners record now stands at 7-5-1 and 2-2-1 in the Big 12 Conference. Baylor recorded its second tie on the year and now stands at 5-5-2 overall and 2-2-1 in league play.

The Sooners controlled the ball on the offensive end for the majority of the match, posting seven shots a piece in both periods of regulation. Oklahoma continued to threaten offensively during both periods of overtime, but failed to capitalize on six shots. OU sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham saved two Baylor scoring attempts during the match, while a third Bear goal attempt was fended off when senior defender Bridgette Smith headed out a shot from the front of the net early in the second half.

"The opportunities couldn't come any easier for us tonight, but we didn't lose," expressed OU Head Coach Randy Evans. "Despite the outcome, I felt like everyone played well."

The soccer team will hit the road for its next two matches beginning next Friday night at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, at 4 p.m.

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