Soccer Hosts Sam Houston Sunday

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 23, 2009

Aug. 23, 2009

Sooner Soccer (1-0) vs. Sam Houston (0-0)
 Game 2  Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.
 Location  Norman, Okla.  |  John Crain Field (Capacity: 3,500)
 Internet  Live Stats | Webcast
 Promotions  First 500 fans receive OU posters | Fans First Day
 Tickets  Adults - $8, Children - $5 | Call or Purchase Online
 Game Info  2009 Media Guide | Game Notes

NORMAN, Okla.-- Following a 3-0 win over Missouri State in Friday's season opener, the OU soccer team (1-0) returns to action on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in Norman against Sam Houston State (0-0).

The game is the second in the four-game home stand that the Sooners are enjoying to start off the year and the first meeting in the series with the Bearkats. 

Sam Houston State  was picked seventh in the Southland Conference after recording an identical finish in 2008 with a 4-5 conference mark.  The Bearkats return 11 letterwinners and six starters from a team that was 9-7 overall a year ago.

Sunday's game marks "Fans First Day" as all fans in attendance receive free admission.  The first 500 fans will also receive a 2009 schedule poster and the Sooners will sign autographs following the game.

For tickets, call (405) 325-2424 or toll-free (800) 456-GoOU.  Tickets can also be purchased at the main ticket office in Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium or at the OU Soccer Complex on the day of the game.

On the Web
Fans can follow Sunday's game on the web with live stats on and a video webcast on Oklahoma All-Access. Click the links above to access the multimedia content.

Sooners Win Opener | Recap | Box Score
Three freshmen contributed on each of the Sooners’ three goals as the OU soccer team (1-0) rolled to a 3-0 victory over visiting Missouri State (0-1) on Friday in front of 558 fans at John Crain Field.  OU improved to 3-0-1 when opening a season at home and 7-6-1 all-time in season openers.  In addition, the Sooners are undefeated in three meetings against Missouri State with the last coming in 2006.

Next Weekend
OU continues the four-game home stand and hosts a pair of in-state rivals next weekend.  On Friday, Aug. 28, the Sooners will entertain Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. at John Crain Field.  On Sunday, Aug. 30, OU welcomes Tulsa for a 7 p.m. contest.

Webcast Schedule
Eight of the 11 home games can be seen live on Oklahoma All-Access,'s premium site.  The games on Sept. 20, Oct. 16 and 18 will not aired.  LIve stats for all games can be found on

Soccer Alumni Weekend Set for Sept. 18-20
The alumni of the University of Oklahoma soccer program are invited to join the Sooners at the 2009 Soccer Alumni Weekend held Sept. 18-20 at John Crain Field.  Click here for more information.



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