Sooners to play at Rice on Friday, at SMU on Sunday.
Sept. 13, 2012
-- The Oklahoma soccer team (4-3-1) goes on its final non-conference road trip of the season, starting with a 7 p.m. contest on Friday
against Rice (2-4-1). Friday's game between the Sooners and the Owls is the third in the series. OU is 1-1 on the road this season,
losing 2-1 in double overtime at UNLV and winning two days later at Northern Arizona, 3-1.
Rice, picked to finish fifth in the Conference USA Conference preseason poll, competed last weekend at Stephen F. Austin (L, 1-0)
and at Oklahoma State (L, 4-0).
Head Coach: Nicky Adams
2011 Record: 10-7-4
Conference USA Record (finish): 4-5-2 (T-6th)
Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2
Game 10 | at SMU
On Sunday, Sept. 16, Oklahoma continues its stay in Texas with a game at SMU (3-3) at 7 p.m. CT. The Mustangs hold a 4-2-1
advantage in the series, but Oklahoma won the last game between the two teams in a 1-0 decision in 2010 in Norman.
Last week, SMU won its lone game of the week against TCU, 2-1. The Mustangs will play at Baylor Friday night before hosting
Oklahoma in Dallas on Sunday. SMU was picked fourth in the Conference USA preseason poll.
Head Coach: Chris Petrucelli
2011 Record: 3-3 (1st season)
Conference USA Record (finish): 7-3-1 (3rd)
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats and video for both games this week with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com or on the
Rice/SMU home pages. Fans can also catch updates via Twitter on the official page of the soccer program, @SoonerSoccer.
Player to Watch - #0 Kelsey Devonshire | Sr. | GK | North Richland Hills (Richland Senior H.S.)
Devonshire was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts last week against No. 3 Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts. Devonshire recorded her first shutout of the season with a six-save performance in Oklahoma's upset win over the Cowgirls on Sept. 7. The 15th shutout of her career was the first loss of the season for OU's Bedlam Series rivals. Against Oral Roberts on Sept. 9, she had two saves, giving her a Big 12-leading 41 saves on the season.
Last Time Out
Oklahoma split its homestand last weekend after defeating No. 3 Oklahoma State and losing to Oral Roberts. The Sooners knocked off the Cowgirls in the non-conference matchup for the first time in 11 games thanks to six saves by goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire and a game-winning goal by Renae Cuellar. The 1-0 win was the first shutout of the year for Devonshire and the first for an Oklahoma State opponent this season. On Sunday, OU dropped a 1-0 decision to ORU despite outshooting the Eagles 18-6.
Oklahoma State, W 1-0: Video, stats and recap
Oral Roberts, L 1-0: Video, stats and recap
Oklahoma begins Big 12 play at home against Baylor on Friday at 7 p.m. before hosting Texas on Sunday at 1 p.m. at John Crain Field.
Potter Posts Career Win No. 90
In his 10th season coaching at the Division I level, Matt Potter recorded his 90th career victory on Aug. 24 with a 3-1 win over Nicholls State. Potter is 92-72-27 in his DI head coaching career and is the first Sooner head coach to win his debut game.