Sept. 15, 2012
Expanded Game Notes | Oklahoma Game Notes
Oklahoma Sooners (4-3-2) at SMU Mustangs (3-4-0)
The Last Meeting
August 28, 2011
Mustangs Derail Sooners
NORMAN, Okla. (SMU) - It took some time, but the SMU women's soccer team (3-1-0) grinded out a hard-fought 1-0 victory tonight over Oklahoma (1-3-0) at John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 | Westcott Field | 7 p.m. CT
SMU ALL-TIME VS. OKLAHOMA
SMU is 4-2-1 all-time against Oklahoma, including a 1-0 road win last season
in Norman, Okla. The Mustangs are 2-1 at home against the Sooners,
with the only loss coming in overtime on Sept. 14, 2003.
The two schools played every year between 1999-2004. The Sept. 16,
1999 meeting was the first between the schools.
ABOUT THE SOONERS
Up until this season, the Sooners were led by SMU Assistant Coach Nicole
Nelson. Nelson won Co-Big 12 Coach of the Year honors as a Sooner in
Oklahoma is currently 4-3-2 on the season, including a 1-0 home win
against then-No.3 Oklahoma State on Sept. 7. More recently, Oklahoma
salvaged a 1-1 tie at Rice on Friday. Sooners senior goalkeeper Kelsey
Devonshire was named the Big 12 Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
for her strong performance against OSU (a six-save shutout). Devonshire
collected eight saves against Rice on Friday.
NOTES FROM FRIDAY
Shelby Redman scored late in the second half for the second-straight
game, this time to send SMU into OT at Baylor. Redman received a
cross from Courtney Smith, and found paydirt at the 87:17 mark for
her third of the season.
Speaking of Smith, the junior came into the game ranked 22nd in the
nation in assists per game, and certainly did not hurt her ranking,
tallying her fifth of the season.
Only three Mustangs (Gabrielle Petrucelli, Lissi Lonsberry, and Sara
Watson) came off the bench against Baylor.
Lauryn Bodden made a career-high six saves in the defeat.
SUNDAY FUNDAY: DOLLAR NIGHT
All tickets for Sunday's home contest against Oklahoma are just $1. Students,
faculty, and staff can get in for free. Tickets are normally $3 so fans
are encouraged to take advantage of this even-more affordable opportunity
to support their Mustangs.
SMU's 2OT loss to Baylor on Friday marks the second time this
season that the Mustangs have nearly pulled out at least a tie in
a tough road environment. The Mustangs also lost in the closing
minutes of the 2OT against No. 15 San Diego State in the season-opener.
Going into Friday, Baylor was receiving votes in the
NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I rankings.
SMU LOSES 2OT HEARTBREAKER TO BAYLOR, 2-1
helby Redman tried to play the hero role for the second-straight game,
but this time SMU could not come away with the victory, losing to Baylor
2-1 at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field in Waco, Texas on Friday night.
SMU drops to 3-4-0 heading into what will be its first home contest in
three weeks on Sunday against Oklahoma.
Redman's goal was set up after a corner kick by Courtney Smith. Smith
sent a cross into the box and found Redman, who snuck the ball inside the
post. Baylor had been outshooting SMU by a large margin in the second
frame, but momentum quickly went to the Mustangs after more heroics
"I think she's just gaining confidence," Head Coach Chris Petrucelli said.
Confidence was instilled into the rest of the team, and the Mustangs feel
as though they should have managed a tie against the Bears (7-1-1).
"It's disappointing," Petrucelli said. "We could have come out with at least
a tie. We had momentum. We were in it and just let down there at the
Baylor provided many more scoring opportunities throughout the game,
including outshooting SMU 17-2 after the
first half. The Bears couldn't find the back
of the net until the 61st minute, when Vic
Hoffman netted one from 24-yards out off
her left foot.
Redman's goal boosted SMU, but Baylor kept
piling on shots, and a pretty collection of
passes set up a goal by Hanna Gilmore in the
107th minute to seal the win for the Bears.
Smith ranked 22nd in the nation in assists
per game heading into the contest, and tallied
her fifth of the year on Redman's goal.
SMU goalkeeper Lauryn Bodden collected a
career-high six saves.
SMU will take on Oklahoma at 7 p.m. CT at
Westcott Field on Sunday. The Mustangs are
4-2-1 all-time against the Sooners, and will
aim to improve that record. Tickets are available
by calling 214-SMU-GAME or by visiting