Aug. 28, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma soccer opens the 2002 season against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. The game will be played at the ORU Soccer Complex on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

Oklahoma is 2-4 all-time in season openers. Last year, the Sooners traveled to Fort Worth and defeated TCU, 2-0.

Tulsa leads the overall series with OU, 2-1. The last time the two teams met, also in a season opener on Aug. 25, 2000, TU beat Oklahoma, 2-0.

The Golden Hurricane compiled an overall record of 9-9-2 last season and finished fifth in the WAC standings. TU returns 13 letterwinners and nine starters for 2002.

Oklahoma dropped its lone exhibition game of the 2002 preseason, 2-0, to Saint Louis University on Friday, Aug. 23 at John Crain Field. Tulsa also lost its only exhibition game of the preseason on Aug. 24 at Ole Miss, 2-0.

The Sooners are coming off an 11-7-1 season in 2001. OU returns 17 letterwinners and nine starters from that squad including preseason first-team All-Big 12 forward Logan Womack.

Oklahoma will play host ORU on Sunday night, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. OU plays its first home game at John Crain Field in Norman on Friday, Sept. 13 against SMU.

For season ticket information for 2002 Oklahoma soccer, please call the OU ticket office at 1-800-456-GoOU.

Oklahoma vs. Tulsa Notes