Oct. 5, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. - For the second consecutive game, the University of Oklahoma women's soccer team defeated a Big 12 opponent for the first time ever as it shut out Texas Tech, 3-0, Friday night in front of 274 fans. The Sooners, who scored three second-half goals, improved to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12 while the Red Raiders fell to 2-8 and 0-3 in the conference.
It took some time for OU to get cranked up as Texas Tech battled the Sooners to a scoreless tie through halftime. However, Oklahoma opened the scoring in the 54th minute when junior Shannon Wing launched a ball into the net from about 25 yards from the left side after a pass from sophomore Heidi Martinson. A successful penalty kick by senior Jonette Coquat at 60:55 made it 2-0 and Coquat notched her second goal of the night, unassisted, in the 77th minute to close out the scoring.
Oklahoma outshot the Red Raiders, 24-7, and tallied 16 shots in the second half alone. Freshman goalkeeper Catherine Wade improved to 5-1 on the year as she earned the shutout. The Midland, Texas, product stopped four shots (all in the second half) and lowered her goals-against average to 0.56.
"It usually takes that first goal to get us going," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans. "We struggled with Texas Tech's matchups in the first half, but the second half was a different story. The level of intensity in the second half was the highest I think I've ever seen it from this team."
The Sooners are 5-0 on the year at home and have outscored their opponents, 18-0, at the OU Soccer Complex in 2001. Oklahoma hosts Colorado Sunday at 1 p.m.
Team Scoring Texas Tech 0 0 -- 0 Oklahoma 0 3 -- 3
Individual Scoring OU - Wing (Martinson) - 53:52 OU - Coquat (PENALTY KICK) - 60:55 OU - Coquat (unassisted) - 76:10
Shots: TTU 7, OU 24 Saves: TTU 9, OU 5 Corner Kicks: TTU 0, OU 7 Fouls: TTU 12, OU 16 Attendance: 274