Soccer Welcomes Missouri and ESPNU Sunday

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 15, 2011

Oct. 15, 2011

 OU vs. Missouri
 Game 16 vs. Missouri  Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. CT
 Location  Norman, Okla. | John Crain Field
 Promos/Tickets  Senior Day | $8 adult, $5 youth
 Television  ESPNU (Cox Ch. 253/718 HD)
 Internet  Live Stats
 Additional Info  Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooners’ final home game on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. against Missouri (10-6, 1-4) marks the first nationally televised game from John Crain Field (ESPNU, Cox Ch. 253/718 HD). Glen Davis, who called OU’s 2010 Big 12 Championship game against Oklahoma State, will provide the play-by-play with Kate Markgraf (former member of U.S. National Team) on color.

Missouri lost 3-1 at Baylor Friday night. OU improved to 6-9 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 play after a 2-1 victory over Iowa State at home on Friday.

The Tigers are 3-5 in their last eight games after starting the 2011 campaign at 7-1. Missouri dropped each of its first two Big 12 games at Texas Tech (1-0) and at Oklahoma State (2-0) before splitting two weeks ago at home against No. 24 Texas A&M (W, 1-0) and Texas (L, 2-1). Sophomore forward Alyssa Diggs leads Missouri with four goals and 11 points while redshirt freshman McKenzie Sauerwein is 10-5 in the Tiger goal with six shutouts and a 0.92 goals-against average.

Missouri returns six starters from the 2010 team that was 7-10-2 overall and finished sixth in the Big 12 standings at 5-5. Missouri leads the all-time series with OU, 9-4-1, and has won the last four meetings, including the 2010 contest, 2-1, in Columbia. The Sooners are 2-5 at home against the Tigers with the last win coming in 2006. Eight of the 14 meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or less (MU leads 4-3-1), including four overtime games.

On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for Sunday's game with a link via the schedule page on

Ticket Information and Promotions
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Season and single-game tickets are available at John Crain Field on the day of the game beginning one hour prior to game time. Please contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-GoOU to purchase tickest in advance or for more information.

"Senior Day"
- First 500 people in attendance receive free “Thank you seniors” fans.
- Postgame ceremony for 2011 seniors (Michelle Alexander, Sage Coralli, Lisa Jett, Kelsey Kraft, Tori Rocke and Jordan White)
- Postgame autographs and inflatable games for kids

Oct. 12, 2011 | Video: Coach Nelson and Seniors Preview Weekend
Head Coach Nicole Nelson and seniors Michelle Alexander, Sage Coralli and Lisa Jett visited with on Wednesday morning after practice to preview this weekend's final two regular season home games.

The Sooners host Iowa State on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on a tape delay by the Sooner Sports Network on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. on Cox Ch. 3/703 HD in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Sooners’ final home game on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. against Missouri marks the first nationally televised game from John Crain Field (ESPNU).

Watch the video below to see what Nelson and the seniors had to say about this weekend's action, including Sunday's "Senior Day."


Next Week
The Sooners hit the road for a pair of games in the state of Texas. On Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m., OU plays at Texas A&M. The Sooners trail the all-time series with the Aggies, 15-2, but have won two of the last three meetings with a loss in double overtime in College Station in 2010.
On Sunday, Oct. 23, OU and Baylor meet for a 5 p.m. game in Waco. OU leads the all-time series, 7-4-3 and are unbeaten in the last four meetings, including a 3-2 win in Norman last year.





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