Oklahoma Soccer Takes On Top Conference Teams

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 23, 2001

Oct. 23, 2001

One Tough Stretch
It doesn't get much easier for Oklahoma (9-4-1, 3-3-1 Big 12) as it plays a pair of road games against two of the top teams in the Big 12 and the country this weekend: No. 10 Texas and No. 14 Texas A&M. It will mark the second and third straight games in which OU will faced top-25 opponents.

OU slumped to an 0-2-1 week after playing three games in six days. On Tuesday, the Sooners were leading, 1-0, in the second half before losing two starters, including the goalkeeper Catherine Wade. The Bears responded with three consecutive goals, including two in the final five minutes. On Friday in Norman, the OU battled Iowa State to a 0-0 tie and then were shut out by No. 5 Nebraska, 2-0, on Sunday.

Offensive Leaders

Name                  G       A       P

Logan Womack          11      1       23

Jonette Coquat        5       2       12

Krissy Dawson         3       4       10

Shannon Wing          2       4       8

Regional Rankings
Despite their performance last week, the Sooners remained in both Central Region Polls. OU is 10th in the NSCAA/adidas poll and eighth in Soccer Buzz.

About Texas A&M
The Aggies sit in third place in the Big 12 conference after defeating Kansas and Missouri on the road last weekend. Texas A&M's powerful offensive attack is led by Linsey Johnson (27 points) and Nicky Thrasher (20 points). The Aggies have scored four or more goals in five games this year. The Aggies lead the all-time series, 4-0, last defeating Oklahoma, 1-0, in the 2000 Big 12 Tournament semifinals.

About Texas
Texas, moving into the top 10 for the first time this season, is on a roll. The Longhorns have won nine straight games after starting the season 0-3. Kelly Wilson (26 points) and goalkeeper Alex Gagario (6-0, 1.00 GAA) spearhead the UT attack. Texas is looking for its first-ever Big 12 regular season title. OU has had success against Texas and lead the series, 3-2. The Sooners beat UT twice last season by 2-0 scores. OU's second win came in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals.

Facts and Figures
*Nebraska's first goal against the Sooners on Sunday, snapped a scoreless streak of 754:11 without a goal at home. The stretch included eight consecutive shutouts and a 7-0-1 record.

*The Huskers' first goal also ended a scorless stretch of 393:53 for freshman goalkeeper Catherine Wade, a school record.

* OU is one win from tying the school record for victories in a single season (10), set by last year's squad.

*At 9-4-1 on the season, OU is guaranteed its second-straight non-losing season.

Big 12 Standings

Team               Conf.    Pts.    Over.

Texas              7-0      21      9-3

Nebraska           6-1      18      12-2

Texas A&M          5-1-1    16      8-3-1

Kansas             5-3      15      9-5

Missouri           4-4      12      9-6

Baylor             4-4      12      8-6

OU                 3-3-1    10      9-4-1

Oklahoma State     2-4-1    7       7-7-1

Iowa State         1-4-2    5       3-8-2

Colorado           0-6-1    1       2-10-1

Texas Tech         0-7      0       4-12
*Top eight teams make the Big 12 Tournament (Nov. 8-11 in San Antonio)



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