Aug. 30, 2000

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma at New Mexico
    Friday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m. MDT

  • Oklahoma vs. Colorado College (Albuquerque, N.M.)
    Sunday, Sept. 3, Noon MDT

    Split Even
    The Oklahoma soccer team began its 2000 campaign in the AT&T Wireless Soccer Challenge last weekend in Edmond and came away with a victory and a defeat.

    OU (1-1) opened the season Friday night with a 2-0 loss to Tulsa. However, the Sooners recovered and defeated Oral Roberts, 3-1, Sunday evening for their first victory of the year.

    "It definitely feels good to get win number one in the first weekend of the season compared to the fourth weekend last year," said Oklahoma Head Coach Randy Evans.

    Sooner Honors
    Sophomore defender Brittany Davis, freshman midfielder Heidi Martinson and senior defender Bridgette Smith were selected to the AT&T Wireless Challenge all-tournament team.

    Davis, a native of Norman, was voted the tournament's defensive MVP.

    Coquat In The Record Books
    Jonette Coquat's performance (one goal and two assists) in Sunday's 3-1 victory over Oral Roberts pushed her into a first-place tie on three of Oklahoma's all-time charts.

    Coquat, a junior forward from Carrollton, Texas, is now tied with former Sooner Heather Morrison in points scored (37), goals (14) and assists (9).

    Weekend In Albuquerque
    This weekend, Oklahoma will play in the Hampton Inn Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque.

    The tournament begins on Friday with Colorado College and Colgate playing at 5 p.m. OU and New Mexico will follow at 7 p.m.

    On Sunday, the Sooners take on Colorado College at noon while Colgate and New Mexico play at 2 p.m.

    About New Mexico
    New Mexico has started its season on the right foot, defeating Southwest Texas State (3-0) and Northern Arizona (2-1) last Friday and Sunday, respectively, at the UNM Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Sophomore forward Tara Alarid has a pair of goals to lead the Lobos. Senior goalkeeper Shelly Hammock recorded the shutout victory over Southwest Texas State.

    UNM and OU have played once before with New Mexico emerging victorious, 5-3, Oct. 5, 1997, in Albuquerque.

    About Colorado College
    Colorado College, like New Mexico, began the 2000 season by winning its first two games.

    In the opener last Friday, the host Tigers shut out Northern Colorado, 3-0. They followed up with a 4-1 victory over Arkansas at home again Sunday.

    Nine different players have scored for the Tigers with freshman forward Jessica Reyes leading the way with seven points (three goals and one assist).

    Colorado College has one more game at home, against Eastern Washington on Wednesday, before traveling to Albuquerque for the Lobo Invitational.

    This will be the first-ever meeting between Oklahoma and Colorado College.

    OU Offensive Leaders

    Player               G    A    Pts.
    
    Jonette Coquat         1    2     4
    
    Heather Martinelli     1    1     3
    
    Logan Womack           1    0     2

    The Home Opener
    The day the Oklahoma Soccer team opens its brand new facility is less than two weeks away.

    On Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., the Sooners take on 12th-ranked SMU in the new OU soccer complex located the corner of Imhoff Road and Chatauqua Avenue in Norman.

    Photos of the the Sooners' new home can be viewed on OU's official athletic web site on the following page:

    /sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/construction-main.html