Sept. 28, 1999

NORMAN, Okla. - Despite outshooting Oklahoma State 16-8, the University of Oklahoma womens soccer team came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision tonight in front of 582 fans at Norman North High School in cold and windy conditions. It was OUs first home game after starting the season with eight contests on the road.

Oklahoma State junior forward Andrea Larsen netted the only goal of the game at the 58:02 mark, her second of the year. The goal came after an Andi Lute shot ricocheted off the cross bar in front of the net. Larsen booted the rebound past OU freshman goalkeeper Jana Cunningham.

The loss hurts, said Sooner head coach Randy Evans, but the way we played should serve as a real momentum builder. We came into this game expecting to win. I dont think we expected to dominate like we did, though. I think that was a surprise. We just need to do a better job of finishing when we have scoring opportunities, and we had a bunch tonight. We were a little unlucky and a little unfortunate, but we have to be more composed to finish scoring chances.

Sophomore Jonette Coquat led the Sooners with five shots while Jamie Farmers two shots on goal paced the team. Ayn Toppin played the first 45 minutes in net for OU before being relieved at halftime by Cunningham. Josie Miller replaced Cunningham with 3:38 left in the contest.

Oklahoma State goalkeeper Katharine Doud entered the game at halftime and made five saves in the second half to earn the victory.

The Sooners, who dropped to 1-8 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12, play two more home games this week. OU hosts Colorado Friday at 6 p.m. and LSU Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be played at Norman North High School.

Oklahoma States victory improved its overall record to 2-8 and its Big 12 mark to 1-2.

Team Scoring

Oklahoma State       0     1          1

Oklahoma       0     0          0

Individual Scoring OSU Larsen after ricochet off crossbar (Lute), 58:02

Shots: OSU 8, OU 16 Saves: OSU 5, OU 3 Corner Kicks: OSU 4, OU 2 Fouls: OSU 18, OU 10 Attendance: 582