Oct. 20, 2011
|OU at Texas A&M and Baylor||Game 17 at Texas A&M||Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. CT|
|Location||College Station, Texas. | Ellis Field|
|Internet||Live Stats | Free Webcast||Game 18 at Baylor||Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. CT|
|Location||Waco, Texas. | Betty Lou Mays Field|
|Internet||Live Stats | Free Web Audio|
|Additional Info||Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter|
NORMAN, Okla. -- On Friday, Oct. 21, Oklahoma (6-10 overall, 1-4 Big 12) plays at Texas A&M (11-5, 4-1) at 6:30 p.m. at Ellis Field. The Sooners are in search of their first Big 12 road win and will play each of their final three regular season games on the road.
Since starting the season at 2-4, the Aggies have won eight of the last nine games, including an upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina on Sept. 11 and four of their five conference games. Missouri handed Texas A&M its only loss in that span on Sept. 30. A pair of freshmen lead the Aggies on offense and defense. Up top, forward Kelley Monogue leads the team with 13 goals and 33 points (7 assists) while goalkeeper Jordan Day has three shutouts and a 1.34 goals-against average in 13 games played (8-5 record).
The Aggies return seven starters from last season’s 15-5-3 team that finished first in the Big 12 standings at 8-1-1 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Sooners trail the all-time series with the Aggies, 15-2, but have won two of the last three meetings with a double overtime win in the semifinals of the 2010 Big 12 Championship. OU lost 2-1 in double overtime in last year’s regular season meeting in College Station. The Sooners are 0-8 all-time in College Station. Eight of the 17 meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or less with the Aggies holding a 7-1 advantage in those games.
Game 18 | at Baylor
OU and Baylor (13-2-2, 4-1-1) meet for a 5 p.m. game on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Waco, Texas at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears host No. 2 Oklahoma State on Friday night.
Baylor is undefeated in its last eight games (7-0-1) and have only suffered losses to Kentucky and then-No. 21 Texas A&M in 2011. The Bears also tied Nebraska and Texas Tech. Junior forward Dana Larsen leads the Bears with nine goals and 19 points while senior Courtney Seelhorst has recorded every decision in the Baylor goal with nine shutouts and a 0.52 goals-against average.
Baylor returns eight starters from the 2010 team that was 11-7-2 overall and finished ninth in the Big 12 at 4-6. OU leads the all-time series, 7-4-3, and is unbeaten in the last four meetings, including a 3-2 win in Norman last year. The Sooners are 2-3 all-time in Waco. Ten of the 14 meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or less with OU holding a 6-2-2 advantage.
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for both games with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com. A live webcast is also available for free on Friday on AggieAthletics.com and an audio broadcast on Sunday is available on BaylorBears.com.
Player to Watch - 20 Annalisa Hall | So. | F | Friendswood, Texas
After missing the first six games of the season recovering from off-season surgery, Hall has played in nine of the last 10 contests with six starts. Last weekend, she tallied her first goal of the season, a game winner against Iowa State. Two days later, Hall scored again, her fifth career goal, in the loss against Missouri.
2011 Stats: Nine games played, six starts, two goals, seven shots (three on goal)
Last Time Out
The Sooners recorded a split in the final home weekend of the regular season and snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 2-1 win over Iowa State. On Sunday, the Sooners’ two goals were not enough in a 5-2 loss to Missouri. Caitlin Mooney had a goal and two assists over the weekend while Annalisa Hall (two goals) and Kelly Price scored their first goals of 2011.
Oklahoma concludes the regular season slate on the road on Friday, Oct. 28 at Kansas. The Sooners and Jayhawks are set for a 3 p.m. start time at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex in Lawrence. KU leads the all-time series with OU, 9-5-1, but the Sooners won last year’s meeting 3-1 in Lawrence.
The Sooners have found success this season when posting the game’s first goal. All six of OU’s wins have come when posting the first goal of the game. Consequently, each of OU’s 10 defeats have come after allowing the game’s first goal. In 2010, OU was 11-2-2 when scoring first (1-6-1 when not).
Spreading the Wealth
The Sooners have 20 goals in their six wins and five goals in the 10 losses. Overall, OU has 25 goals scored in 2011 with 11 different Sooners finding the back of the net.
Five of OU’s 16 games have been decided by one goal in 2011, with the Sooners posting a 1-4 mark. In 2010, 17 of the 22 games were decided by one goal or less with a 10-4-3 record. Oklahoma was 2-4-2 in games played in 2009 decided by one goal or less and 3-5-1 in head coach Nicole Nelson’s first year (2008).
Quartet Leads the Offense
Caitlin Mooney leads the team with five goals while Michelle Alexander, Dria Hampton and Amy Petrikin are second in 2011 with four goals apiece. OU, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M are the only Big 12 teams in 2011 with at least four players with four goals or more. OU also accomplished that feat in 2010, 2003 and 2001. In 2005, OU set a program record with 37 goals as five different Sooners had at least four goals.
The University of Oklahoma soccer program hosted its first nationally televised game on Oct. 16 vs. Missouri (ESPNU). OU has been on national or local TV in five games this season.
Blog: Oct. 19, 2011 | Hampton and Mooney Making Their Marks
An updated look at the OU record books and one will find juniors Dria Hampton and Caitlin Mooney popping up on the offensive side of things. While Hampton is in her third season at OU, Mooney is in her second season after transferring from Maryland where she scored four goals and had one assist. Both rank in the top 12 or better in Sooner history in career points, goals, and assists. The duo also rank in the top 10 in game-winning goals with Mooney tied for sixth with four and Hampton tied for ninth with three.
A breakdown of the points, goals and assists is below:
|1||83-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||75-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||67-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||54-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|5||53-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|6||45-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|7||41-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|8||37-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|37-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|10||34-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|11||33-Kady Kelly (2003-06)|
|12||32-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|1||38-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||34-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||26-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||22-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|5||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|6||14-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|14-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|14-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|9||13-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|10||12-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|12-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|1||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|2||16-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|3||15-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|4||15-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|5||13-Shana All (2004-07)|
|13-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|7||11-Lauren Harris (2004-07)|
|11-Kady Kelly (2003-06)|
|9||9-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|10||8-Jennifer Enos (1999-02)|
|8-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|