Sooners Ready For Big 12 Schedule

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 26, 2001

Sept. 26, 2001

Big 12 Begins
The Oklahoma soccer team finally starts Big 12 play this weekend with a pair of games at Kansas (Friday at 4 p.m.) and at Missouri (Sunday at 1 p.m.).

Home Wins
OU improved its record to 6-1 with a pair of home shutout wins over Southwest Missouri State (1-0 on Friday) and Southeastern Lousiana (5-0 on Saturday).

Sophomore Logan Womack scored the game's lone goal Friday against the Bears while five different Sooners scored Saturday evening in the victory against the Lions.

Junior Jana Cunningham and freshman Catherine Wade combined on both shutouts.

Offensive Leaders

Name               GA P

Logan Womack       71 15

Jonette Coquat       32 8

Shannon Wing       14 6

Jennifer Enos       1 3 5

Secrest Earns Big 12 Honors
Following the Sooners' back-to-back home shutouts, senior Christen Secrest was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

This marks the second consecutive week Secrest has won an award. Last week, the Norman native was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week.

Regional Rankings
In the two Central Region Polls, the Sooners are ranked sixth (Soccer Buzz) and ninth (NCSAA/adidas). The sixth-place ranking in Soccer Buzz's poll is the highest ever for Oklahoma.

About Kansas
The Jayhawks (4-2) split a pair of games in Florida last weekend, losing to Florida State, 4-1, on Friday before defeating Central Florida, 2-1, on Sunday.

Hilla Rantala leads the Big 12 in points (15) and goals scored (seven).

The all-time series is tied at two after Oklahoma won last year, 4-0, in Norman.

About Missouri
The Tigers (5-2) started the season with five straight home victories before dropping a pair last weekend at the Duke Invitational Tournament. On Friday, Mizzou fell to the Blue Devils, 3-2, and lost to No. 1 North Carolina, 7-0, on Sunday.

Missouri is led by Adrienne Davis (a conference-leading 15 points and seven assists) and Melissa Peabody (five goals).

The Tigers defeated OU, 1-0, last year in Norman and lead the series, 4-0.

Facts and Figures
*The Sooners have outscored their opponents, 20-1, this year and have posted shutouts in six of their seven games.

*Womack has scored a goal in every OU win this year. The Norman native is tied for the conference lead with seven goals.

* Just seven games into her sophomore season, Womack needs just six points to move into second place on OU's all-time points list. The second-year forward is also one goal of the single-season mark set by Heather Morrison in 1997 with eight.

*Oklahoma leads the Big 12 in goals-against average (0.14), which is also fourth best in the nation.

*OU has not allowed a goal in its last 349 minutes of play, a school record.

*Freshman Catherine Wade stretched her scoreless streak to 210 minutes.

Next Home Stand
The Sooners will be back in action the following weekend for a pair of Big 12 games against Texas Tech (Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.) and Colorado (Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.).



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