Amelia Ambrose tallied her first point of 2012 against Houston on Friday night, an assist on Kenzie Scovill's 47th minute goal.
Sept. 22, 2012
Rice Owls (4-4-2, 1-0-0 C-USA) at SMU Mustangs (4-4-1, 0-0-1 C-USA)
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 | Rice Soccer Stadium | Houston, Texas | 1 p.m. CT
SMU ALL-TIME VS. RICE
SMU is 11-5-1 all-time against the Owls. Rice has had the upper-hand in recent matchups, however, winning three of the last four meetings. Most recently, the two teams faced each other in last season's Conference USA Tournament, a 2-1 Rice 2OT win. SMU scored first in that game, a 32nd-minute free kick goal from Courtney Smith. Rice tied the game in the 70th minute and eventually won in the 101st minute. That game marked two-straight postseason meetings between the two schools, with SMU advancing past the Owls in the 2010 C-USA Tournament on penalty kicks after OT.
ABOUT THE OWLS
The Owls currently hold a record of 4-4-2 (1-0-0 C-USA) on the season, and are coming off of a win at home against Tulsa on Friday. Junior defender Hayley Williams was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after playing all 200 minutes in a 1-0-1 Rice weekend that included the team's second shutout of 2012, a 2-0 win over Sam Houston State. Rice is led offensively by Holly Hargreaves, who has nine points (4g, 1a) on the season. Rice posted a 1-1 tie against Oklahoma last Friday, two days before SMU would beat the Sooners 3-0. The Owls also lost at home to TCU on Aug. 31, another team that the Mustangs have defeated this season.
NOTES FROM FRIDAY
Kenzie Scovill scored her fifth goal of 2012 against Houston on Friday night, and now leads SMU in the category.
Sophomore Rikki Clarke scored her first goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2 in the 51st minute on Friday.
Amelia Ambrose picked up her first point of the season on an assist on Scovill's goal.
TERRIFIC IN TEXAS
SMU is 105-23-11 all-time against schools from Texas. The Mustangs are 1-1-1 this season, with a win at TCU, a loss at Baylor, and a tie at Houston on Friday. SMU is undefeated against eight schools (Houston Baptist, St. Mary's (TX), Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas Tech, UTSA) RED-HOT REDMAN Sophomore Shelby Redman added a goal and an assist to her season totals on Sunday against Oklahoma. She has now scored in three-straight games, and leads the Mustangs with 11 points (4g, 3a). Redman is third in the C-USA in points (11), tied for fifth in goals (4) and fifth in shots (25). Redman also ranks in the top-100 nationally in points-pergame with 1.38 (92nd).
Mallory Baum NOMINATED FOR 2012 SENIOR CLASS AWARD
Senior midfielder Mallory Baum has been nominated for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, the nominating organization announced on Tuesday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
"Getting nominated means that I am getting recognized for all of my hard work off the field, as well as my team's hard work on the field," Baum said. "I am on that list with some great people on some great teams, and the nomination is awesome."
Baum, a native of Keller, Texas, was named to the Second Team NSCAA All- Central and First Team All-Conference USA in 2011, and was named to the Preseason First Team All-C-USA team in August. She was also a member of the C-USA All-Freshman team in 2009.
In the classroom, Baum is studying Electrical Engineering with biomedical specialization and math as a double major. She has the intentions of going to Dental School upon graduation from SMU. Her current cumulative GPA is a 3.7. She has also put a lot effort into helping the local community. Baum volunteered with Tarrant Area Food Bank, where she packed grocery bags of food and helped organize a Thanksgiving feast, parties and more for less fortunate families. She also assisted with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, playing and bonding with children who had been removed from unhealthy family situations. Baum also helped with Mayfest, Inc, a festival in Fort Worth created as a nonprofit corporation with a purpose to raise funds for community nonprofit programs and for continued improvement and awareness of the Trinity River and surrounding parks through a combination of volunteerism and community resources.
Baum scored her first goal of the 2012 season on Sunday in SMU's win over Oklahoma. The victory brought the Mustangs to 4-4 on the season, heading into the team's first C-USA game, at Houston, on Friday. Baum believes this nomination is a symbol of what could be to come for the team.
LIVE STATS AND STREAMING VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR ALL SMU HOME GAMES
Fans can watch games or track statistics from home online at SMUMustangs.com all season long for home games at Westcott Field. By downloading the SMU Mustangs app in for iPhone or on the Android Marketplace, fans can also follow the action from their mobile device.