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October 24, 2010

Oct. 24, 2010


OU (9-6-2, 4-3-1 Big 12) at Texas (11-3-3, 4-2-2)
 Game 18 at Texas  Sunday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. CT
 Location  Austin, Texas | Mike A. Myers Field
 Internet  Live Stats | Webcast
 Game Info  2010 Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter

AUSTIN, Texas --The Sooner soccer team (9-5-2, 4-2-1 Big 12) return to action on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Austin, Texas for a 7 p.m. game against the Texas Longhorns (10-3-3, 3-2-2). Texas was ranked as high as No. 18 earlier this year and topped Oklahoma State on Friday night. Since starting the Big 12 slate with a 1-2-2 mark, the Longhorns have won four straight in conference play.

Texas returns seven starters from the 2009 team that finished sixth in the Big 12 with a 4-3-3 record and a 9-9-3 overall mark. Offensively, junior Kylie Doniak leads the Longhorns with nine assists and 15 points. She ranks third on the team with three goals behind freshman Leah Fortune (4 G, 4 A) and sophomore Kristin Cummins (5 G, 1 A).

The Sooners are 5-8-1 all-time against the Longhorns after dropping the third straight meeting last year in Norman, 2-1. OU is 0-5-1 in games played in Austin.

On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for the game with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com. A live webcast is also available for Sunday's game on Texassports.com.

Player to Watch - #9 Dria Hampton | So. | MF | Piedmont, Okla.
The sophomore forward eclipsed her point total from last season with a goal against Colorado on Sunday. Hampton had three goals and four assists during her freshman campaign and already has four goals with three games remaining. The Piedmont, Okla., native leads OU with four assists and 41 shots, both top 10 marks in the Big 12 rankings.
2010 Stats: 17 games played (17 starts), four goals, four assists, 41 shots (19 on goal)

Texas Series
Texas leads 8-5-1
Sept. 25, 2009, @ Norman, Okla. - UT 2, OU 1
Oct. 17, 2008, @ Austin, Texas. - UT 4, OU 0
Oct. 28, 2007, @ Norman, Okla. - UT 4, OU 0
Oct. 1, 2006, @ Austin, Texas - OU 3, UT 3 (2OT)
Sept. 25, 2005, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 2, UT 0
Oct. 1, 2004, @ Austin, Texas - UT 1, OU 0
Sept. 28, 2003, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 2, UT 1
Oct. 18, 2002, @ Norman, Okla. - UT 3, OU 0
Oct. 28, 2001, @ Austin, Texas. - UT 3, OU 1
Nov. 1, 2000, @ San Antonio, Texas - OU 2, UT 0
Oct. 22, 2000, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 2, UT 0
Aug. 27, 1999, @ Austin, Texas - UT 1, OU 0
Oct. 30, 1998, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 2, UT 0
Sept. 26, 1997, @ Austin, Texas - UT 9, OU 0

Last Time Out
OU's upset bid over No. 6 Texas A&M fell short on Friday in a 2-1 loss in double overtime in front of 2,724 fans at the Aggie Soccer Complex. Alyssa Mautz netted the game winner for the Aggies at the 104:19 mark.  Texas A&M was forced to come from behind at home as the Sooners took the game's initial lead in the 49th minute. After a scoreless first half, the Sooners wasted little time to score the first goal of the contest.  Three minutes after halftime at the 48:02 mark, sophomore Caitlin Mooney scored her sixth goal of the season.  Mooney has been one of several Sooners riding a hot streak with three goals and an assist in the last five games. Oklahoma's 1-0 lead was short lived as 54 seconds later, Texas A&M's Rachel Shipley tallied her eighth goal of the season to tie the game at one goal apiece.

Next Week
The Bedlam Series, presented by Oklahoma Farm Bureau, wraps up the regular season in Norman on Friday, Oct. 29. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. OSU owns a 13-2-1 advantage in the series and has won each of the last six meetings, including the 2010 season opener, a non-conference game, in Stillwater on Aug. 20. OSU won that game, 1-0, marking the 12th game in the 16 played that have been decided by one goal or less. The Sooners' two wins in the Bedlam Series came in 2005 (Stillwater) and 2001 (Norman) and they played in a scoreless tie in Stillwater in 2003.

Striking First
The Sooners are 8-2-1 when scoring the game's initial goal this season. On the other side, OU is 1-4 when the opponent strikes first. OU has scored first in six of the last eight games with a 5-2-1 record in that span, including its first victory when surrendering the game's first goal (vs. Colorado).

Offensive Explosion
Oklahoma started the season with 10 goals in the first nine contests, a 1.11 per game average. In the last eight games, OU has found the back of the net on 22 occasions, a 2.75 goals per game average. Included in that span, was the 8-0 victory over Francis Marion, which tied a program record for most goals scored in a game (won 8-0 over Alabama A&M in 2007 and won 8-1 over Drury in 1997).

One-Goal Games
Thirteen of the 17 games in 2010 have been decided by one goal or less with OU holding a 7-4-2 record. The Sooners have already surpassed the win total from a year ago in those decisive games and are tied for lead the Big 12 in wins in that category with OSU. Oklahoma was 2-4-2 in games played in 2009 decided by one goal or less and 3-5-1 in head coach Nicole Nelson's first season (2008).



 

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