Big 12 Soccer Notes: Week 3

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 11, 2002

Sept. 11, 2002

Sunday's game marked the first multiple-goal game of Candace Reilly's career. Baylor has outshot its opponents in each game this season; in four matches, the Bears have outshot the opposition 86-24. At 4-0, the Bears are off to their best start since opening the 1998 season 5-0. That season, the Bears went on to claim their first Big 12 title. The 1996 squad also opened the year 5-0.

When senior Tiffany Booth scored her second career winning goal in what would be a 1-0 win over Wyoming on Friday, it marked the first time since the program's inception that the Buffs kicked off the season 2-0, and combined with a 3-0 win over Fresno State in the season opener, marked the first back-to-back shutouts in the program's seven years. On Sunday the Buffs fell on the short end of a 3-2 decision at Minnesota, and are now 2-1 to start the season, mirroring the 1999 team's start. In Sunday's loss senior Lindsey Galas recorded her third score of the season, her most productive to date. Iowa transfer sophomore Nicholle Taylor, who had been in on a pair of assists in CU's first two contests, scored her first goal for CU late in the second half at Minnesota.

Iowa State
Iowa State's 3-0 start was the best in school history and the Cyclones' longest winning streak since a three-game span Oct. 13-20, 2000. Rebecca Hornbacher's 3-1 record is the best four-game start by a first-year Cyclone head coach (Cathy Klein was 2-2 in 1996 and Stephanie Gabbert was 2-1-1 in 2000). ISU has 7 goals and 59 shots through 4 games this season, compared to 1 goal and 35 shots through 4 games in 2001.

The Jayhawks' six goals scored this season have come from a freshman (Caroline Smith, 2) and two sophomores (Monica Brothers, 2 and Rachel Gilfillan, 2). Although yet to shutout an opponent this season, sophomore goal keeper Meghan Miller has a 1.13 GAA, which is lower than her 1.40 average as a freshman when she had four shoutouts. Monica Brothers' game winning goal against Mississippi State moves her up to second all-time at KU with four career game winners. Brothers is now in sole possession of fourth place among KU's all-time leading goal scorers. With her goal against MSU Gilfillan moves up to fifth place on the Jayhawks' all-time goals list. Kansas last played both Arkansas and Tulsa back in 1987. KU has never beaten Arkansas or Tulsa. Against the Razorbacks, Kansas is 0-1-1, and against the Golden Hurricane, 0-3.

The Tigers are 2-1-1 with two wins and one tie over ranked opponents. Missouri defeated then No. 23 ranked Illinois last weekend before claiming a victory over #23 ranked Miami 1-0 and tying #10 Florida State 2-2. Missouri opened the 2002 season playing three consecutive double overtime games. The Tigers won the Florida State invitational taking a win over Miami and tying the Seminoles. Missouri's 1-0-1 record in the tournament beat out LSU, FSU and Miami which all rounded out the weekend with a loss.

Nebraska (2-1-1) defeated Belmont on Friday night, 7-0, with all four seniors scoring in the game. Christine Latham, Kori Saunders, Breanna Boyd, and Leah Lamale all pitched in goals, as well as two freshmen, Vern Fitzgerald and Aly Scace. Sophomore Iman Haynes added her second goal of her career as well against the Bruins. The Huskers traveled to Gainesville, Fla. on Sunday, where they fell to Florida, 1-0. Latham led the Huskers against Florida with three shots, including two shots on goal. Erin Miller held the Gators to one goal, and snagged four saves. This week, Nebraska travels to Portland to take on the Pilots Saturday afternoon.

Oklahoma State
out-shot its opponents 35-7 and did not allow ULL to take a single shot in the first period on Friday. Freshman Cassie Lewis scored a goal in each contest, including the game winner against SFA. OSU's leading scorer last season, sophomore Jolene Schweitzer, found the back of the net twice in the first seven minutes of the second stanza against SFA, scoring the first goal 16 seconds into the period. Two Cowgirls, Nikki Wojtowicz and Krista Dedmon, had multi-assist games. Wojtowicz had both assists in the ULL contest and Dedmon picked up a pair against SFA.

UT is in the midst of a stretch where it plays four consecutive top 25 opponents (No. 21 Duke, No. 11 California, No. 3 Stanford & No. 1 North Carolina). The Longhorns' 1-0 loss to No. 3 Stanford marked UT's first road loss in its last eight road contests dating back to the 2001 season. Texas' defense has allowed only three goals through four matches this season. Sophomore forward Kelly Wilson made her 2002 debut for the Longhorns against No. 11 Cal after playing with the U.S. Under-19 National Team and scored both UT goals in a 2-1 victory to notch her third career multiple-goal effort. Kelly Wilson has now scored at least one goal in 12 of her 22 career games and recorded at least one point in 15 of her 22 career tilts.

Texas A&M
The 1-0 loss to Stanford snapped A&M's 24-game streak of not being shutout. The Aggies had been shutout just once since the 2000 season until suffering back-to-back shutouts last weekend. The Aggies outshot California, 10-6, but lost the match,1-0, on an own goal. Friday's game against No. 1 North Carolina will be the fourth-straight nationally-ranked opponent for the Aggies. They defeated No. 9 SMU, 2-1, before dropping 1-0 decisions to No. 2 Stanford and No. 11 California.

Texas Tech
With the loss to Southwest Texas State, Tech's all time record in home openers drops to 4-5. The team has dropped its last three opening home games. Freshman Beth Lippert made the first start of her colligiate career, surrendering one goal, and making five saves. The meeting with Southwest Texas State was the first in the history of Tech's soccer program.



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