Oklahoma Soccer Set To Take On No. 8 Texas A&M

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 07, 2001

Nov. 7, 2001

Big 12 Tournament
Oklahoma qualified for its second consecutive Big 12 Tournament in 2001. OU, the sixth seed, will take on third-seeded Texas A&M Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in San Antonio at the Blossom Sports Complex.

Great Finish
OU broke its five-game winless streak by winning its last two games of the regular season. On Friday, the Sooners defeated Oklahoma State, 2-1, in overtime to clinch a berth in the conference tournament. The victory was the team's first ever over the Cowgirls in front of an OU-record crowd of 1,324.

Down 1-0, Oklahoma rallied with two goals, both by junior Krissy Dawson, to pull out the win. Dawson's second goal was a direct kick from 30 yards out four minutes into overtime.

In the regular season finale, OU scored three second half goals to defeat Arkansas. Dawson again spearheaded the Sooner attack with a goal and an assist.

Offensive Leaders

Name                        G       A       P

Logan Womack            13     1      27

Krissy Dawson           6      5      17

Jonette Coquat          6      2      14

Shannon Wing            2      5      9

Womack's Marks
Logan Womack established new school season records in two offensive categories with 13 goals and 27 points.

Womack, a sophomore from Norman, Okla., is currently second on Oklahoma's all-time scoring list in goals (20) and points (43).

Defensive Marks
Oklahoma continues to establish itself as a defensive force on the field.

In 2001, the Sooners' defense set new single-season records with goals-against average (0.87) and shutouts (nine). The Sooners have allowed just 16 goals in 18 games.

Individual Honors
Three Sooners were awarded for their play this season as freshman goalkeeper Catherine Wade and senior Christen Secrest both were named Big 12 Defensive Players of the Week.

Secrest was also named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week on Sept. 19.

Logan Womack was named to the All-Big 12 first team, becoming the first OU player to earn that distinction.

About Texas A&M
OU is playing one of the hottest teams in the country in the first round of the tournament. Texas A&M has won five consecutive matches including last Friday's 6-0 win at No. 7 Texas, the Big 12 regular season champion.

The Aggies are led by Big 12 Player-of-the-Year candidate Nicole Thrasher. The junior tops the squad with 33 points while Linsey Johnson is second (31 points).

Texas A&M is the only conference school the Sooners haven't beaten. The Aggies lead the all-time series, 6-0, and won on Oct. 26, 2-0, in College Station.

Facts and Figures
*Oklahoma set a school record for number of victories in a season with 11 with its 3-1 win over Arkansas on Sunday.

*OU finished its regular season home schedule with an 8-1-1 record. Of those 10 games, the Sooners recorded seven shutouts and outscored the opposition, 27-4, in those contests.

* The Sooners established a new season mark for goals scored with 36 in 2001, breaking the old mark of 30 set by the 1998 team. OU's 99 points were also a school record.

Big 12 Standings

Team                    Conf.     Pts.     Overall

Texas                9-1      27      12-4

Nebraska             8-1-1    25      14-3-1

Texas A&M            8-1-1    25      11-3-1

Kansas               7-3      21      13-5

Missouri             5-5      15      11-7

OU                      4-5-1     13       11-6-1

Baylor               4-6      12      8-9

Iowa State           3-5-2    11      5-9-2

Oklahoma State       2-7-1    7       7-11-1

Colorado             1-7-2    5       3-11-2

Texas Tech           0-10     0       4-14

Big 12 Tournament (First Round)

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas

11 a.m.    No. 1 Texas vs. No. 8 Iowa State

1:30 p.m.  No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 5 Missouri

5 p.m.     No. 2 Nebraska vs. No. 7 Baylor

7:30 p.m.  No. 3 Texas A&M vs. No. 6 OU



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