OU Hosts Nicholls State Friday at 7 p.m.
Aug. 23, 2012
-- The Oklahoma soccer team (1-1) concludes the longest homestand of the season this weekend, starting with a 7 p.m. showdown on Friday at John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex against Nicholls State. Friday's game between the Sooners and Colonels is the first in the series. OU opened the homestand with a 2-1 win against Nebraska before falling 1-0 in double overtime to LSU.
Nicholls State, picked to finish ninth in the Southland Conference preseason coaches' poll, opened its campaign last weekend at South Alabama and dropped a 2-1 contest. The Colonels rebounded with a 5-1 win at Spring Hill College.
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Head Coach: Dylan Harrison
2011 Record: 6-12-1
Southland Conference Record (finish): 0-9-0 (10th)
Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5
Game 4 | vs. Vanderbilt
On Sunday, Aug. 26, Oklahoma welcomes Vanderbilt (1-0) to Norman for the first time in the series. The Sooners and Commodores are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at the OU Soccer Complex. The Commodores hold a 1-0 advantage in the series after posting a 3-1 win in Nashville during the 2009 season.
Vanderbilt won its season opener 2-0 at the University of Tennessee at Martin last weekend. The Commodores play at Oklahoma State Friday night before making the trip to Norman. Vandy was picked seventh in the SEC East coaches' preseason poll.
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Head Coach: Derek Greene
2011 Record: 8-11
SEC Record (finish): 2-9 (11th)
Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for both games with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com. Fans can also catch updates via Twitter on the official page of the soccer program, @SoonerSoccer.
Player to Watch - #10 Renae Cuellar | Sr. | F | La Puente, Calif. (Los Altos H.S.)
After two games, the transfer from Arizona is OU's leading scorer with two tallies in the win over Nebraska. Cuellar tied the Nebraska game at one in the first half off a penalty kick and gave OU the season-opening win with a score in the second half. She nearly became the third Sooner in program history to record a hat trick but the potential goal was ruled back.
2012 Stats: Two games played (2 starts), two goals, one game winner, 10 shots (5 SOG)
Promotions and Tickets
Season tickets are on sale now for purchase online and by phone (800-456-GoOU). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Single-game tickets are also on sale and will also be available at the gate the day of the game.
Below is a look at some of the promotions planned for this weekend:
OU Faculty and Staff Night - Friday, August 24 vs. Nicholls State at 7 p.m.
- First 250 fans receive Oklahoma soccer beach towels
- 250 free concession coupons for OU and OUHSC faculty and staff
- Free face painting for kids
- 100 free Sooner Nation hats for OU students
- Post-game autographs
Sunday, August 26 vs. Vanderbilt at 1 p.m.
- $.50 Hot Dogs and Cokes while supplies last
- 50 free Sooner Nation sweatpants for OU students
- 25 free Sooner Nation bags for OU students
Halftime Prize Drawings (for OU Students), including an iPod Shuffle, Sooner Nation Prize Packs (10) and Sooner Nation Football Sideline Fan Experience (2)
- Post-game autographs
Last Time Out
The Sooners opened the 2012 season with a 2-1 victory over Nebraska on Aug. 17. Senior transfer Renae Cuellar scored both goals for the Sooners. Two days later, OU dropped a 1-0 decision in double overtime to visiting LSU. The Tigers scored the game winner with 2:36 left in the second overtime.
Oklahoma hits the road for the first time in 2012 with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. OU will battle UNLV on Aug. 31 and remain on the Las Vegas campus to take on Northern Arizona on Sept. 2. The Sooners and Running Rebels have never met on the soccer field while OU leads the series with Northern Arizona, 1-0. The Sooners topped the Lumberjacks 3-0 on the road in 2001.