Soccer Hosts Arkansas Friday 7 p.m.

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 13, 2009

Aug. 13, 2009

Sooner Soccer
 Exhibition Game  vs. Arkansas
 Date/Time  Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. 
 Location  Norman, Okla.  |  John Crain Field (Capacity: 3,500)
 Internet  Live Stats
 Tickets/Promos  Call or Purchase Online | Promotions
 Game Info  2009 Media Guide | Season Preview I | II

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooner soccer team will host Arkansas in the only exhibition game of the preseason on Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.  Gates will open one hour prior to the start of the contest and tickets are available at the gate or by clicking the link above. The first 250 fans will receive a 2009 OU soccer schedule poster.

The teams tangled during the spring in a game that saw Whitney Palmer score two second half goals en route to a 2-0 win over the Ladybacks on April 4 in Norman. 

The Sooners went on to win all six games during the spring schedule and enter the fall slate with 10 returners that logged 10 or more starts in 2008.  Palmer leads that group after scoring eight goals a year ago and recently being named to the 2009 All-Big 12 preseason team.

OU and Arkansas have met seven times during the regular season with the Sooners claiming victory in each meeting.  The last game was in 2005, a 3-0 Sooner win in the home opener. visited with OU Head Coach Nicole Nelson at practice to talk about the preseason, the exhibition game and other topics.

Video  Nelson talks preseason practice | Video Returners' experience | Video Successful Spring 
Video Palmer's talent | Video Other offensive weapons | Video Arkansas Preview

Single game tickets for the 2009 soccer season went on sale to the public starting on Monday, August, 10.   The 19-game regular season slate is highlighted by 11 regular season contests at the Sooners' home and one of the premier collegiate soccer facilities in the nation, John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex.

The August 14 exhibition game will require a ticket for admission. The August 23 game vs. Sam Houston State is Fan's First Day and will be free admission for all fans.

Please contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-GoOU for more information.

Single-Game Ticket Prices
$8 - Adults
$7 - Faculty/Staff
$5 - Youth, Senior Citizens & Letterwinners
Season Tickets | More Info
Season tickets for the 2009 OU soccer season are now available for purchase. A season ticket package includes a ticket for each of the 11 home games.  The August 14 exhibition game vs. Arkansas will also be part of the season ticket package and will require a ticket for admission.

Group Tickets | More Info
Discounted group tickets are available for $4 for groups of 10 or more. Groups of 100 or more are eligible for $3 tickets. Groups must be arranged at least 24 hours prior to the game. For further information or to purchase group tickets, please call (405) 325-8465.

2009 Oklahoma Soccer Guide
The official source of information for the Sooner soccer program.
Produced by the OU Athletics Media Relations Department, this award-winning publication includes updated player and coaching staff bios, roster, a 2009 season preview and opponent capsules. In addition, it contains a complete history of the Sooner soccer program including individual and team records, award winners, year-by-year statistics and all-time series records.



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