Soccer Team Gears Up For Big 12 Tournament

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

Tough Defeat
The Oklahoma soccer team suffered a tough double-overtime defeat to rival Oklahoma State, 2-1, Saturday in Stillwater. A few bright spots for OU were sophomore midfielder Jennifer Enos scoring her first goal of the year and senior Mary Morse picking up first point of the year with the assist.

The Big 12 Tournament
Despite the loss to OSU, the Sooners qualified for the conference tournament for the first time in school history. Oklahoma is seeded sixth and will face the No. 3 seed in the tournament, Texas. The first-round matchup is slated for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.

Oklahoma and UT met on Oct. 22 in Norman when OU defeated Texas, 2-0, behind freshman forward Logan Womack's pair of goals in the final three minutes and sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham's fourth conference shutout. UT's loss dropped them out of first place in the Big 12. The win for Oklahoma tied the all-time series with Texas at two victories apiece.

About Texas
The Longhorns hope to bounce back after losing their last two games of the season, including last Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to rival Texas A&M in College Station. Kati McBain (29 points), Kylee Wosnuk (26 points) and Abby Gutowski (23) lead Texas' high-powered offense. The Longhorns are 12-6 overall and 7-3 in the Big 12.

OU Scoring Leaders

                       G    A    P

Jonette Coquat       6    6    18

Logan Womack       7    1    15

Shannon Wing       4    2    10

Heather Martinelli     3    3    9

Record Setters
The Sooners established several new marks during the 2000 campaign including:

  • Wins in a season (nine)
  • Wins in the conference (four)
  • Single-season shutouts (5.5)
  • The first non-losing season in program history
  • First ever Big 12 Tournament appearance

    OU Quick Kicks

  • Junior forward Jonette Coquat leads the team in scoring for the third straight season. She is OU's all-time leader in goals (19), assists (13) and points (51).
  • Senior midfielder Mary Morse's string of games played and started (69 each) is an OU record. She has started every game in her Sooner career.
  • Three Oklahoma players received Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors: sophomore forward Shannon Wing, freshman forward Logan Womack (offense) and sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham (defense).
  • Six of Oklahoma's eight losses were by one-goal.
  • Oklahoma boasts a record of 2-1-1 against the top four seeds in the Big 12 Tournament. Against all the tournament qualifiers, OU is 4-2-1.
  • OU allowed three goals or less in every regular season game in 2000.
  • In its first season at the new OU Soccer Complex, the Sooners boasted a 5-3-1 record.
  • The Sooners are on pace to set all-time lows in goals-against average and goals allowed. So far this season, OU owns a 1.05 GAA while giving up just 20 goals in 18 games. The single-season marks are a 1.32 GAA and 32 goals, both set in 1999.

    Big 12 Standings

    Big 12Overall
    Texas A&M8-214-5
    Texas        7-312-6
    Baylor        6-2-29-5-3
    Kansas        3-6-17-10-2
    Iowa State3-6-17-10-2
    Texas Tech2-84-14
    Oklahoma State1-8-14-14-1


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