Sooners and John Crain Field welcome Bears and Longhorns for two games.
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma soccer team (4-4-2) returns home for a pair of Big 12 games as the Sooners begin the conference season at John Crain Field against No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. before facing Red River Rival Texas on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets are available for both matches, and both games will air live on
Sooner Sports TV.
Game 11 | vs. No. 25 Baylor
Oklahoma begins Big 12 Conference play with Baylor (8-1-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live by Sooner Sports TV on FS Oklahoma+. Friday's game between the Sooners and the Bears is the 16th in the series with the Sooners holding a 3-1-1 advantage in the last five meetings. OU has gone undefeated against Baylor in Norman since 1999, boasting a 4-0-3 record during that time. Baylor, picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference preseason poll, competed last weekend against SMU (W, 2-1) and Houston Baptist (W, 5-0).
Head Coach: Marci Jobson
2011 Record: 15-4-3
Big 12 Conference (finish): 5-2-1 (3rd)
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3
Game 12 | vs. Texas
On Sunday, Sept. 23, Oklahoma hosts rival Texas (3-6-1) at 1 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live by Sooner Sports TV on FS Oklahoma. Texas won the last game of the series in Austin in 2011, defeating the Sooners, 2-0. Last week, Texas defeated Fresno State 3-0 to halt a four-game losing streak before playing to a 3-3 tie on Sunday against Denver. The Longhorns will play at Iowa State Friday night before traveling to Norman on Sunday. Texas was picked sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll.
Head Coach: Angela Kelly
2011 Record: 11-9-1
Big 12 Record (finish): 3-4-1 (T-4th)
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/7
This week, Sooner Sports TV's coverage of the game versus Baylor will be shown live on FS Oklahoma+ while Sunday's contest against Texas will be shown live on FS Oklahoma. For a complete schedule and how to find Sooner Sports TV in your area, visit http://www.soonersports.com/multimedia/sooner_sports_tv.html.
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for via GameTracker on SoonerSports.com Friday vs. Baylor and Sunday against Texas. Fans can also catch live updates via Twitter on the official page of the Sooner soccer program, @SoonerSoccer.
Player to Watch -
#20 Annalisa Hall | Jr. | F | Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood H.S.)
Hall notched an assist last Friday at Rice, tied for the team-high with two on the year after an assist against Vanderbilt. Hall has started every game in 2012 and has 18 shots this season. In this her third season, Hall has six goals, three assists and 62 shots in her career. spanning 46 games and 32 starts.
Promotions and Tickets
Included in this weekend's festivities is $4 admission at both games for fans that show their OU-Kansas State football ticket, Friday Night Fireworks and much more.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online and by phone (800-456-GoOU). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Single game tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the game at John Crain Field.
Below is a look at some of the promotions planned for this weekend:
Fowler VW Family Fun Night - Friday, Sept. 21 vs. Baylor at 7 p.m.
- Cane's on Campus - Raising Cane's giveaways
- $4 admission for fans presenting OU-Kansas State football ticket
- Free face painting for kids
- Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Fowler VW
- OU Soccer Alumni recognition at halftime
- Post-game autographs
Sooner Soccer Fest - Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. Texas at 1 p.m.
- $4 admission for fans wearing your youth jersey and fans presenting OU-Kansas State football ticket.
- Make your own Tie Dye T-shirt
- Sooner Kids Club Day
- Camper Reunion Day
- Post-game autographs
More on the Baylor Series
The Sooners and Bears meet for the 16th time Friday, with OU claiming a 7-5-3 advantage in the all-time series. The Big 12 rivals have met once every year since 1997, the second year of Oklahoma Soccer. OU holds a 5-1-3 record against Baylor at home in Norman. BU's 3-1 win last season in Waco, Texas, was the Bears' first victory since 2006 and second since 2001.
More on the Red River Rivalry Series vs. Texas
Soccer's version of the Red River Rivalry resumes Sunday, with the Longhorns holding a slight 9-7-1 edge in the all-time series. Meeting every year since 1997, OU and UT have also squared off twice in 2000 and 2010. After Texas won 2-0 last season, the Sooners welcome the Longhorns to Norman for the first time since 2009. The two teams look to settle a 3-3 series tie in games played on the Sooners' home turf.
Last Time Out
Competing during a two-game road trip in the state of Texas, Oklahoma fought to a 1-1 draw at Rice. Renae Cuellar scored off an assist from Annalisa Hall with 10 minutes left in regulation before the two teams went through two scoreless overtimes. Two days later, OU fell 3-0 at SMU with goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire picking up a season-high eight saves in front of the net.
Oklahoma travels to play at Texas Tech on Sept. 28 in Lubbock, Texas, at 7 p.m. CT before its second Bedlam Series game of the year against Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. CT.
In 2009, goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire set an OU freshman record with six shutouts. She followed up that stellar debut with six more shutouts in 2010. She ranks third all-time at OU with 15 career shutouts after blanking No. 3 Oklahoma State last weekend in the 1-0 upset.
She also ranks second all-time at OU with 333 saves (trails Catharine Wade with 345). Below is a look at the all-time leaders at OU in shutouts:
1. Catharine Wade (2001-04) 18
2. Jennifer Nichols (2004-07) 16
3. Kelsey Devonshire (2009-present) 15
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.