Soccer preview: Oklahoma
Sept. 22, 2012
Texas (4-6-1, 1-0-0 Big 12 Conference) at Oklahoma (4-4-3, 0-0-1 Big 12 Conference)
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Soccer wraps up its initial weekend of Big 12 Conference play Sunday with a 1 p.m. Central match at Oklahoma.
Friday, the Longhorns started league play with a 4-0 victory over Iowa State, upping the program's overall record to 62-0 when tallying four or more goals. The four scores were the most Texas had recorded in a Big 12 opener since tallying seven against the Cyclones on Sept. 29, 2002. The four-goal margin of victory was also the most by UT in a Big 12 match since downing Oklahoma 4-0 on Oct. 18, 2008.
The Sooners began league action Friday against Baylor with a 1-1 tie. OU senior forward Renae Cuellar, a transfer from the University of Arizona, has scored seven of the team's 13 goals. The seven scores are tied for the league lead. She also tops the Sooners with 15 points, tied for the fifth most in the Big 12, 42 shots, the second most in the league, and 28 shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire has also turned in a strong first half of the season, posting a 1.08 goals against average and a league-high 60 saves.
Texas has next weekend off before returning to Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field for a 7 p.m. contest Oct. 5 against No. 7 Oklahoma State (9-2-0, 0-1-0 Big 12).