Sept. 16, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. -- As the OU soccer team prepares for a pair of crucial home games this weekend and is set to honor the program's past alumni at halftime of Friday's game, SoonerSports.com took the time to look back on this date, Sept. 16, in Sooner soccer history.
This date in Sooner soccer history
- Sept. 16, 2005, MacIver scores in fourth straight game -
This week's installment takes a look back at one of the greatest players in program history, Lauren MacIver, and one of the many marks she left in the OU record books.
On Sept. 16, 2005 against in-state rival Tulsa, MacIver accomplished a program first and a feat that has not been matched by any other Sooner. The game against the Golden Hurricane marked the senior's fourth straight game with a goal scored.
Previously, only five other players have scored in three straight games.
Since MacIver's achievement, several other players, including current junior Whitney Palmer, have found the back of the net in three consecutive games. For the third time in her career, Palmer set that earlier this season against Tulsa, Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
On Sept. 16, 2005, MacIver put OU on the scoreboard in the 36th minute on a free kick just outside of the box. MacIver maneuvered the ball over the Tulsa defensive wall, underneath the crossbar and over the hands of Tulsa goalkeeper Meredith Hart to find the back of the net. The goal also moved her into sixth place all-time at OU in goals scored.
Click the links above to access a box score and recap from that date, along with MacIver's game-by-game stats from 2005.
MacIver led the Sooners with eight goals that season and the total is still tied for the third best in a single season at OU. MacIver was named the program's second first team All-Big 12 member following the season and was also named second team all-district by the coaches' association and Soccer Buzz Magazine.
MacIver finished her career as one of the most decorated Sooners in program history and still ranks in the top five in five offensive categories. View the table above for the top spots she owns and click here for a complete look at the OU record books.