Sept. 18, 2011
|OU (5-4) vs. LSU (4-3-1)||Game 10 at LSU||Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. CT|
|Location||Baton Rouge, La. | LSU Soccer Stadium|
|Internet||Live Stats | Webcast (paid)|
|Additional Info||Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter|
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooners (5-4) have won four of the last five games and hit the road for a pair of games away from Norman this week, starting with Monday's contest at 7 p.m at LSU.
The Tigers (4-3-1) are riding a four-game unbeaten streak, including a 1-0 victory in their last contest at home against McNeese State. LSU also has wins over Houston and Oregon in the last four games and a tie against then-No. 13 Pepperdine.
LSU is led offensively by Taryne Boudreau with two goals and two assists. Goalkeeper Mo Isom has allowed just three goals in her seven starts with a 0.44 goals-against average and three shutouts.
The two last met in 2009, a 4-0 win for the Tigers at home. OU is 0-3-1 all-time against LSU.
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for Monday's game with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com. A paid webcast is also available on LSUsports.net.
Player to Watch - #21 Amy Petrikin | So. | F | Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelly HS)
The sophomore moved back to the forward position last Sunday against Arizona and thrived with the second two-goal performance by a Sooner this season (Caitlin Mooney vs. ORU). She has four goals in the last four games. Petrikin also fired a career-high nine shots (four on goal) against Arizona, the most by a Sooner since Dria Hampton and Whitney Palmer had nine in 2009.
2011 Stats: Five starts, eight games played, four goals
Sept. 17, 2011 | Video: BYU Postgame
Head Coach Nicole Nelson reviews the 2-0 win over BYU on Saturday:
Last Time Out
Amy Petrikin scored her fourth goal in as many games as Oklahoma posted an impressive 2-0 win over Brigham Young on Saturday at John Crain Field. It marked the Sooners' first meeting with the Cougars, which are ranked No. 20 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's poll this week. Michelle Alexander also scored in the contest as OU recorded its first shutout since the season-opening win over UAB.
Three Games in Six Days
Saturday's game against BYU marked the start of three games in six days for the Sooners. OU plays at LSU on Monday and then at New Mexico next Friday.
Following the game in Baton Rouge, OU will conclude the week with a showdown with New Mexico in Albuquerque at 6 p.m. CT. OU leads the all-time series, 2-1, after winning the last meeting in 2003, a 2-1 Sooner victory in Norman.
The Sooners have found success early in the season when posting the game's first goal. All five of OU's wins have come when posting the first goal of the game. It was also a key stat in 2010, when OU was 11-2-2 when scoring first.
Spreading the Wealth
The Sooners scored one goal during the three-game losing streak but tallied seven in the two wins on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4 with five different goal scorers. The Sooners have 18 goals in their five wins and one goal in the four losses. Overall, OU has 19 goals scored in 2011 with nine different Sooners finding the back of the net. Amy Petrikin and Michelle Alexander lead the team with four goals.