MATCH #11: No. 10 Texas (8-2-0, 2-0-0 Big 12 Conference) vs. No. 17 Oklahoma State (8-1-1, 3-0-0 Big 12 Conference)
When: Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at 7 p.m. (Central)
Where: Austin, Texas (Mike A. Myers Stadium; 20,000)
Series: Texas leads the all-time series, 7-3-1
Streak: Texas lost the last meeting.
First Meeting: Oct. 4, 1996; 3-1 UT win in Stillwater, Okla.
Last Meeting: Sept. 23, 2005; 0-2 UT loss in Stillwater, Okla.
Petrucelli vs. Oklahoma State: Petrucelli leads the all-time series 5-3-0
MATCH #12: No. 10 Texas (8-2-0, 2-0-0 Big 12 Conference) vs. Oklahoma (3-7-0, 0-3-0 Big 12 Conference)
When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. (Central)
Where: Austin, Texas (Mike A. Myers Stadium; 20,000)
Series: All-time series tied at 5-5-0
Streak: Texas lost the last meeting.
First Meeting: Sept. 26, 1997; 9-0 UT win in Austin, Texas
Last Meeting: Sept. 25, 2005; 0-2 UT loss in Norman, Okla.
Petrucelli vs. Oklahoma: All-time series tied at 4-4-0
· Texas continues to improve upon its best start in program history. The Longhorns, now 8-2 are on a five-game winning streak and have won eight of their past nine games.Texas is in a tie for second with Texas A&M with two league victories against no losses.
· This is a big weekend for the Longhorns as Oklahoma State is in first place in the conference with a 3-0-0 record. It is the first home league homestand of the season for UT, who enter the two-match schedule undefeated at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
· Texas has done well in the past when winning their first two conference victories. In Coach Petrucelli's eight seasons, UT has won its first two Big 12 matches five times. When this happened in 2001, the Longhorns went on to finish 9-1 in the Big 12, winning the conference. In 2002 they boasted the same 9-1 Big 12 record, but finished second.
· UT enters the Oklahoma State game with the longest active winning streak in the conference with five consecutive victories. Oklahoma State is second with four straight wins.
· Oklahoma enters the match on a two-game losing skid. Three of OU's five wins have been shutout victories. Last year the Sooners finished their season with a record of 14-6-1 and 6-4-1 in the Big 12. Although Texas fell to Oklahoma, 2-0, in last year's match up, UT has won three of the past five meetings against OU and boasts a 7-1 goal differentiation in scoring in those games. In five victories against Oklahoma, Texas has outscored the Sooners by a tally of 17-1.
· The OSU Cowgirls are riding a three-match win streak. They are 3-0 in Big 12 play with wins over Oklahoma, Kansas, and 11th-ranked Colorado. Five of OSU's eight wins have been shutout wins. Although the Longhorns lost to the Cowgirls 2-0 last year, Texas is 7-3-1 in their all time series and has never lost to OSU at home. In these four home victories Texas has outscored OSU 17-1.
· Overall, Texas, Oklahoma State and Missouri have the most wins with eight victories this season. The Longhorns have two Big 12 wins and are in a four-way tie for first in winning percentage in the conference action with an unblemished mark of a 1.000.
· Senior Ashley Foster, junior Kelsey Carpenter and sophomore Dianna Pfenninger have been selected Big 12 Soccer Players of the Week in the first half of the season. Carpenter and Pfenninger earned the honors for their performance in upsetting No. 3 (and 2005 College Cup participant) Penn State and No. 13 Illinois. Foster was merited for her offense in the matches against LSU, Nicholls State and Cal State Fullerton.
· Texas opens the weekend ranked in the top 25 in four national soccer polls. According to Soccer America magazine, the Longhorns are the 10th-ranked team in the nation and are ranked the highest among all Big 12 schools. In the NSCAA/adidas Top 25, UT sits at No. 11. The ratings in Soccer Times have UT at No. 13 while SoccerBuzz placed the Longhorns at No. 21. Texas is one of only two programs in the conference to be ranked in all four national soccer polls.
· UT is holding its opponents to a 0.88 goals against average. The Longhorns have allowed a season total of nine scores through 10 matches. UT has allowed one or less goals in eight games, shutting out three teams. One of those blanks came in an upset win over higher-ranked (No. 13) Illinois, 1-0, in double overtime.
· The Texas defense shuts down opponents in the second half. UT has allowed just two goals in the final 45 minutes of matches to date as opposed to seven first-half scores by the opposition. One of the second-half scores was on an "own goal" by UT in the match against Auburn on Aug. 25. The other was scored at LSU on Sept. 13.
· New Mexico scored early against UT but the Longhorns defense shut the Lobos down for the final 86:02 of the match.
· Among all Big 12 teams, the Longhorns have tallied the most goals with 21. Texas is tied for third with Nebraska in league scoring with four goals. Oklahoma State and Texas A&M lead the conference with five goals scored in Big 12 matches.
· UT enters the pair of conference tilts this weekend, averaging 2.06 goals per game. The Longhorns have scored at least two goals in seven contests and bested their opponent by two or more goals on three occasions.
· The UT offense averages 19.3 shots per game and boasts a total of 193 attempts through ten matches. Four individuals have fired more than 25 shots this season (Carpenter - 39, Foster - 27, Burlingham and Moore - 25).
· The Longhorns attack comes out firing in the second half, as UT has 13 goals in the final 45 minutes of action. In the opening period, Texas has registered six tallies.
· Junior forward Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Tex.) joined the hat-trick club with three scores at LSU on Sept. 13. She is the ninth player in UT history to achieve that feat, and it marks the 12th time a Longhorn has found the back of the net at least three times in one match.
· Carpenter leads the Big 12 Conference in game-winning goals with a total of four in 10 games to date. She is also the highest-ranked player for total goals scored and goals scored per game with an average of 0.80 in both standings.
· Texas is undefeated (6-0) when Carpenter records at least one point.
· Carpenter is second in the conference in total points to date (eight goals, one assist, 17 points) after not finishing in the top 10 in 2005. Nebraska's Brittany is first in total points gained this season with 19.
· Carpenter's seven points during the LSU match (3 goals, 1 assist) is tied for third in the league in individual points in a game. She is second to Texas Tech's Chessa Purser who registered 10 against Prairie View A&M (Sept. 8) and Colorado's Nikki Marshall who totaled eight in a match with Clemson (Sept. 1).
· Standing second in the league in average shots taken this season, Kelsey Carpenter averages 3.90 in total shots per contest. Oklahoma State's Jesyca Rosholt is the Big 12 leader, averaging 4.60 in total shots taken this season and shots taken per game.
· Nicholls State was a career-highlight match for senior forward Ashley Foster (Athens, Ga.). She scored twice within two minutes (46:30 and 48:03) marking the second consecutive match a UT player had a multi-goal game (Carpenter had three goals at LSU on Sept. 13). Foster assisted the first score of the match, finding Carpenter at the 19:03 mark.
· Foster scored the game-winning goal at 4:04 in overtime against New Mexico. UT walked away with its first road victory of the season, winning 2-1 in overtime.
· Senior midfielder Amy Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) scored the fastest goal of the season, finding the net 11 minutes, five seconds into the Cal State Fullerton match. Her goal sparked the UT offense which then scored four minutes later (Carpenter - 15:12) and again in the second half (Stephanie Logterman on a corner kick at 32:24) in a 3-2 win at home.
· Through the first 10 matches of the season, Burlingham leads the team in assists with three. She aided senior midfielder Carrie Schmit on the game-tying goal in a 2-1 overtime win at New Mexico. She connected with Schmit again on one of her two goals in the 2-0 victory over Texas Tech. Burlingham also found Foster for a goal against Nicholls State.
· Sophomore defender Kasey Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.) is one of two defenders to tally points this year with one assist. She assisted Burlingham on the first goal of the Cal State Fullerton match. Overall, Moore has been a key part of the defense setting up plays for UT's attack. She is tied for third on the team with Burlingham in the shots category with 25.
· Senior midfielder Carrie Schmit (La Mesa, Calif.) recorded the first multi-goal performance of her career in the 2-0 victory over Texas Tech. In opening conference play against the Red Raiders, Schmit put UT on the board 53 minutes, nine seconds into the match. She then recorded her first game-winning goal of the season, scoring 20 minutes later at the 74:22 mark.
· It took 40 games to do it but junior utility player Leslie Imber (Houston, Texas) netted her first career goal, 64 minutes, 13 seconds into the Nicholls State game. A player who can defend, organize the attack and shoot, Imber's goal put the match out of reach and helped UT to its fifth win in six matches with a 5-0 victory.
· Sophomore defender Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas) is the second player this season to record her first career goal. She scored the game-winning goal on a corner kick that went through the hands of the Cal State Fullerton goalkeeper.
· Logterman spent the first two weeks of the season playing with the U.S. Under-20 National Soccer Team in Russia. She returned to the lineup for the game against New Mexico and has started all seven matches since ending her stint with the American delegation.
· Sophomore midfielder Jill Gilbeau (San Diego, Calif.) is one of four Longhorns to find the net against Nicholls State. She recorded the fifth goal of the match two minutes after teammate Imber netted her first career score. Gilbeau's ball found the back of the net at the 65:48 mark on a pass from Priscilla Fite.
· Sophomore goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger (Sugar Land, Texas) was named Big 12 Conference Performer of the Week on Sept. 15 for her performance in upset victories over No. 3 Penn State and No. 13 Illinois. She anchored a solid defense that registered the first shutout of the season in defeating the Fighting Illini. The second-year goalkeeper allowed one goal and posted seven saves in 90 minutes of action against the Nittany Lions.
· To date Pfenninger is 7-2 in the net with two shutouts and a 0.98 goals-against average in 828:03 minutes.
OKLAHOMA STATE QUICK FACTS
Co-Head Coach: Karen Hancock (Tulsa '90), 10th season
Co-Head Coach: Colin Carmichael (South Alabama '93), 10th season
2005 Record: 10-6-3
2005 Big 12 Conference Record (Finish): 3-6-1 (9th)
2005 Postseason: None
OKLAHOMA QUICK FACTS
Head Coach: Randy Evans (Maryville College `91), 8th season
2005 Record: 13-6-1
2005 Big 12 Conference Record (Finish): 5-4-1 (7th)
2005 Postseason: None