Oklahoma Soccer Looks To Make Move In Big 12 This Weekend

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 03, 2001

Oct. 3, 2001

Big 12 Home Opening Weekend
The University of Oklahoma women's soccer team (7-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) looks to make a move in the Big 12 race with a pair of conference games at home this weekend against Texas Tech (Friday at 7 p.m.) and Colorado (Sunday at 1 p.m.). OU is off to its best start in school history and is closing in on its program-record 10 victories set last season.

Salvaging A Split
OU managed to split its opening pair of conference games on the road last weekend.

On Friday, Kansas scored twice in the final six minutes of play to down the Sooners, 2-0.

However, Oklahoma bounced back on Sunday to defeat Missouri, 2-1, for its first win over the Tigers in school history. Sophomore Logan Womack and junior Heather Martinelli tallied goals while junior Krissy Dawson added an assist in OU's first Big 12 victory of the year.

Womack's Mark
Logan Womack's goal against Missouri gave her eight for the season, tying a school record with Heather Morrison (eight in 1997).

The Norman native has scored in every Oklahoma victory this season.

Regional Ranking
The Sooners fell to eighth in the Soccer Buzz Central Region Poll after climbing to sixth in the poll last week. OU is ninth in the NCSAA/Central Region Poll.

About Texas Tech
The Red Raiders (2-7, 0-2 Big 12) are looking for their first conference win of the season after dropping a pair of 4-1 decisions to Texas A&M and Texas last weekend in Lubbock.

Melanie Brosnahan and Carrie Graham (five goals and 11 points each) pace Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders downed Oklahoma, 2-1, last year in Lubbock and lead the series with OU, 4-0.

About Colorado
The Buffaloes (1-5-1, 0-1-1) are coming off an impressive tie to then-No. 9 Texas A&M, 2-2, last Sunday in Boulder. CU's Jennifer Thais scored with 20 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Suzy Kiefer and Danielle Buckley top the team with six points each. Ten different players have scored a goal for Colorado.

OU won last year's game, 1-0, in Boulder. The all-time series is tied at two.

Facts and Figures
*Oklahoma leads the Big 12 in goals-against average (0.44) and has allowed half as many goals (four) as the team that ranks second in that category (Nebraska, eight).

*Junior Jana Cunningham (0.69) and freshman Catherine Wade (0.21) are the only two goalkeepers in the Big 12 with a goals-against average of less than 1.0.

* Not only has Oklahoma won its last five games at home, but it has outscored its opposition, 19-0, in those contests dating back to last season.

*Before the Kansas game, the Sooners had not given up a goal their previous 438:28 minutes of action, then a school record.



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