Soccer Rolls To Two Victories

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 12, 2005

ALLEN, Texas -- The Oklahoma soccer team continued its play during the spring schedule with a pair of victories over Texas Christain (2-0) and Air Force (1-0) on Saturday, April 9. 

In game of the day against Texas Christian, OU went on top early following a goal from Savannah Scott.  With midfielder Lauren Harris sitting out the contest after suffering a concussion a week ago in College Station, Scott was moved from her normal forward position to center midfielder. 

“Savannah is very dangerous coming out of midfield off the dribble,” said OU head coach Randy Evans. 

The goal was made possible following a series of passes and Scott received the ball at the top of the box, made a move to her right and fired a shot low to the left side of the net. 

The Sooners doubled their lead before halftime on a goal from Allyson Kucera.  Jenny Jones’ long throw-in made it to the front of the goal where Kucera battled the TCU keeper and put the ball in the back of the net. 

The second half was scoreless as the Sooners were attacking against a strong wind and TCU was unable to create scoring chances.  OU finished the game with a 2-0 advantage.

“The conditions were frustrating to play in but the offense did the job when we had the wind and I was thrilled with the defense not allowing many chances against the wind," added Evans.

The second game matched OU vs. Air Forceand the wind was again a factor, now blowing across the field.  In the opening few minutes, Air Force whipped in a couple of crosses with the wind but was unable to connect. 

The Sooners then went on to control the rest of the game.  OU scored on a terrific display of dribbling by Kady Kelly as she went through two Air Force defenders then beat the keeper.  The Sooners created additional scoring chances throughout the game but the score ended 1-0.

“The defense did a great job to shut done the other team's attack for the second consecutive game, said Evans.  "Offensively, we should have given the defense a little more margin for error.  Overall, I feel like our team is growing in confidence and attaining a very high level of play this spring.”

OU, still undefeated in spring action, will play its first home game this weekend when it will host a couple of club teams (Longhorns '88 and OK ODP '88) on Saturday, April 16.  The following is a complete look at the Sooners' spring schedule.

OU's 2005 Spring Schedule

Date Time/Result Opponent Location
Feb. 26 W, 2-0 Rice Austin, Texas
Feb. 26 Canc. Region 3 ODP Austin, Texas
April 2 T, 1-1 New Mexico

College Station, Texas

April 2 T, 3-3 Texas A&M

College Station, Texas

April 9 W, 2-0 TCU Allen, Texas
April 9 W, 1-0 Air Force Allen, Texas
April 16 11:30 a.m. Longhorns '88 Norman, Okla.
April 16 2:30 p.m. OK ODP '88 Norman, Okla.
April 23 10 a.m. North Texas Dallas, Texas
April 23 3 p.m. SMU Dallas, Texas

*all times local and subject to change. BOLD indicates home matches.



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