Soccer Drops Spring Finale at SMU

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 22, 2011

April 21, 2011

DALLAS, Texas -- The Sooner soccer team wrapped up the six-game spring schedule on Thursday night with a hard-fought 2-1 loss at SMU.

The game in Dallas marked the end of the spring for the Sooners, which finished the slate at 2-3-1.

Oklahoma got on the board early on Thursday with a goal off the head of Kelsey Kraft after Bailey Boulware provided the assist.

"I thought we played the best first half of the entire spring," said OU Head Coach Nicole Nelson. 

Despit outshooting the Mustangs 7-5 on goal and holding a 1-0 halftime lead, the home team rallied with a pair of second half goals.  With 12 minutes left in the contest, SMU scored the equalizer and then tallied the game winner with two minutes left on the board.

"We put together some of the best soccer we have played all spring," added Nelson. "But our mistakes late in the game cost us.  Overall, the group has developed a significant amount this spring.  I feel like we are finishing this spring in a better place then we have in past years, which is promising.  

The results of the exhibition schedule for this spring are below:

 Spring Exhibition Schedule
 March 5, 10 am  W, 1-0 vs. Ole Miss (Little Rock, Ark.)
 March 5, 3 pm  L, 2-1 vs. Memphis (Little Rock, Ark.)
 March 26, 10 am  W, 3-1 vs. UCO (Norman, Okla.)*
 March 26, 2:30 pm  L, 1-0 vs. Tulsa (Norman, Okla.)*
 April 9, 2 pm  T, 0-0 vs. North Texas (Norman, Okla.)
 April 21, 7 pm  L, 2-1 at SMU (Dallas, Texas)

 * Oklahoma Friendlies, hosted by the University of Oklahoma at John Crain Field.



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