MATCH #5: No. 8 Texas (3-1) vs. Rice (3-0-1)*
When: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 at 7 p.m. (Central)
Where: Houston, Texas (Rice Track/Soccer Stadium; 5,000)
Series: Texas leads 2-0-0
Streak: Texas has won the last two meetings.
First Meeting: Sept. 22, 2002; 7-0 UT win in Austin
Last Meeting: Sept. 18, 2005, 2-1 UT win in Austin
Petrucelli vs. Rice: Petrucelli leads 1-0-0
*Rice's record does not include its Friday night match against Houston Baptist University.
· Eighth-ranked Texas is 2-0-0 against the Rice Owls, since the series began on Sept. 22, 2002. This is the first time the teams will meet in Houston, as the prior outings took place on UT's home field at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
· The Longhorns are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory at New Mexico on Thursday (Sept. 7). Senior captain Carrie Schmit (La Mesa, Calif.)tied the match at 1-1 in the second half and senior forward Ashley Foster (Athens, Ga.) recorded the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of the first overtime period.
· Four different Longhorns have scored for UT this season. Junior Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Texas) netted two game-winning goals against then-No. 3 Penn State and No. 13 Illinois. Amy Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) scored the first goal of the year against the Nittany Lions, while Foster and Schmit found holes in New Mexico's defense to put points on the board for Texas.
· Through four matches this season, three current UT players have moved up on Texas' all-time lists. Burlingham moved into a tie for ninth on the all-time games started list with 67 in her career. Carpenter is tied for sixth with five game-winning goals and Foster is tied for eighth with four.
· The match against UNM marked sophomore defender Stephanie Logterman's (Austin, Texas) first game of the season. The second-year Longhorn missed the first three matches of the year to play with the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Soccer Team in Russia.
· Carpenter was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Player of the Week for her performances in upset wins over then-No. 3 Penn State and No. 13 Illinois. It is the second national weekly honor for Carpenter, who also took home the same recognition from Soccer America magazine.
· Next up, UT closes out the three-match road trip with a 7 p.m. tilt On Wednesday (Sept. 13) at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.
RICE QUICK FACTS
Head Coach: Chris Huston (North Carolina `92)
Conference: Conference USA
2005 Record: 13-7-1
2005 Conference Record (Finish): 6-2-1 (T2nd)
2005 Postseason: L, 0-2 to California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament