Sept. 9, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's soccer team lost for the first time in 2001 to Southern Methodist, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in Dallas in front of 375 fans. The Sooners dropped to 3-1 on the year while the Mustangs remained unbeaten at 4-0.
SMU scored just 11:25 into the match on a Jill Heinemann header off a corner kick from Tara Comfort. The goal was the first given up all season by the Sooners and first in a school-record 327:11 minutes, dating back to last season.
"My initial concern going into the match was how were we going to fare on set plays with the ball in the air," said Head Coach Randy Evans. "That killed us on their goal. Collectively, it was a good effort and our defense was tremendous but we didn't have any individuals step up."
After registering 59 shots in their last two games, the Mustangs limited the Sooners to just four shots all afternoon.
Junior goalkeeper Jana Cunningham (3-1) took the loss as she played the first half and tallied four saves. Freshman Catherine Wade notched a scoreless second half and stopped five SMU shots. The Mustangs' Erin McLeod earned the shutout victory.
The Sooners venture to Flagstaff, Ariz., next weekend to take on Northern Arizona (Friday at 7 p.m., MPT) and U.C.-Santa Barbara (Sunday at 11 a.m.). Oklahoma's next home game is Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. against Southwest Missouri State.
Team Scoring Oklahoma00--0 Southern Methodist10--1
Individual Scoring SMU - Heinemann (Comfort) - 11:25
Shots: OU 4, SMU 18 Saves: OU 10, SMU 3 Corner Kicks: OU 2, SMU 8 Fouls: OU 10, SMU 22 Attendance: 375