Oct. 16, 2013
|SMU (7-7-0, 2-4-0) vs. Houston (1-8-3, 0-6-0)|
|Date & Start Time||Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. CT|
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SMU Ties Houston 2-2 in Conference Opener
HOUSTON (SMU) - Kenzie Scovill and Rikki Clarke scored second half goals to give SMU a 2-2 tie against the Houston Cougars in the Mustangs' first Conference USA game of the 2012 season at Robertson Stadium in Houston on Friday night.
SETTING THE SCENE
The SMU Mustangs will play just one game this week - a home affair against Houston. SMU is currently eighth in the American Athletic Conference with a 7-7-0 (2-4-0) record, while Houston is 10th at 1-8-3 (0-6-0). The Mustangs will look to rebound after suffering their first consecutive losses since Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012. SMU will have two more home matches next week to close out the regular season, with USF visiting on Oct. 24 and UCF on Senior Day on Oct. 27.
SMU ALL-TIME VS. HOUSTON
SMU holds a 10-1-2 all-time record against Houston, with the lone defeat coming on 2010 in Houston. SMU rattled off nine straight wins to start the series, but the last four years have been very even with both teams owning a 1-1-2 record. SMU's last win was a 1-0 decision at Westcott on Oct. 2, 2011. SMU and Houston were both members of the Conference USA from 2005-2012.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Houston is 1-8-3 (0-6-0 American), losing its last six matches. Houston started the season with a 2-1 win at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and then tied three of four matches between Aug. 30-Sept. 15 to start the year 1-2-3. Houston is led by senior goalkeeper Cami Koski, who leads the conference with 83 saves and with an .847 save percentage. Junior Kayla Walker leads Houston with two goals in 2013. The Cougars went 7-9-3 (3-4-3) in 2012 and lost to Colorado College, 2-1, in the Conference USA quarterfinals.
SMU TIES HOUSTON, 2-2, IN CONFERENCE OPENER (Sept. 21, 2012)
Kenzie Scovill and Rikki Clarke scored second half goals to give SMU a 2-2 tie against the Houston Cougars in the Mustangs' first Conference USA game of the 2012 season at Robertson Stadium in Houston.
SMU did not get off to a great start, allowing a goal in the 15th minute. Houston senior Katelyn Rhodes took a nice strike from outside the box and placed the ball just out of reach of Mustangs goalkeeper Lauryn Bodden.
"That really set the tone," SMU Head Coach Chris Petrucelli said of Houston's early goal. "We were battling from behind the whole time."
Scovill tied the game up immediately after halftime, her fifth goal of the season. But just two minutes later, Houston earned a penalty kick that was taken by Jasmine Martinez. She found the back of the net and the Cougars were again up by a goal.
SMU would answer back in two minutes themselves, with Clarke being on the end of a nice string of passes that led to Courtney Smith finding Clarke in the box. The sophomore found pay dirt for the first time this season from six yards out, tying the game at 2-2. The score remained deadlocked, with Shelby Redman having the best chance to put the Mustangs up front, when her shot went high in the 98th minute off of a Mallory Baum corner kick.
THE BIGGEST THING IN TEXAS
SMU holds an all-time record of 118-25-11 (.802) against teams from the state of Texas, holding a winning mark against all 15 teams the program has played. SMU is 2-1 against Texas teams this season, losing to Baylor (9/1) and beating TCU (9/12) and Sam Houston State (9/16). SMU will also play Houston on Oct. 18.
SMU will close the regular season with two home matches against Florida teams next week. USF will come to the Hilltop on Thursday, Oct. 24, while the Mustangs will host UCF on Senior Day on Sunday, Oct. 27. The last time SMU closed the regular season with three home games was in 2009, when the Mustangs went 2-1, winning their last two. SMU defeated No. 8 UCF in the regular season last year, but UCF beat SMU in the Conference USA semifinals on its way to the league title.
SMITH NAMED TO TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK (Oct. 8, 2013)
SMU defender Courtney Smith was named to the National Team of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer.com on Tuesday after her strong performances against Louisville and Cincinnati this past week.
Smith scored twice on set pieces against Louisville on Thursday, notching the first multi-goal game of her career. The senior playmaker then recorded an assist during SMU's 2-1 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.
The Plano, Texas, native now has nine assists on the season, which leads the American Athletic Conference and is the sixth-highest total in the nation. She's posted 0.75 assists per match, good for fifth in the NCAA. Smith's 15 total points ranks her ninth in the league.
Smith is also rising the all-time assists list at SMU, and is currently tied for sixth with Olivia O'Rear with 26 career helpers.
The left back has been a crucial part of an SMU attack that is ranked third in the American and 35th nationally in scoring offense.
LENDING A HELPING HAND
SMU ranks third in the American in assists with 29, which calculates to 2.07 per game, good for second in the American and 32nd in the NCAA. Courtney Smith, who is now sixth on SMU's all-time assists list, is 10th in the NCAA with nine helpers (second in the American), while Taylor Barg has six (fourth in the American, 49th NCAA) and Rikki Clarke has five (tied for seventh in the American, 86th NCAA).
NO GOALS FOR YOU!
SMU recorded five shutouts in its first 10 games of the season, marking the first time since 1997 that the Mustangs have done so. That year, SMU went on to a 17-5-1 record and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
THE 350 CLUB
SMU Head Coach Chris Petrucelli earned his 350th career win the Mustangs' 6-1 victory over ULM at Westcott Field on Aug. 23. Petrucelli became just the 16th coach in NCAA women's soccer history to total 350 wins. He also ranks ninth among Division I coaches all-time.
200 WINS AT HOME
The Mustangs' win against Sam Houston State (9/16) was the program's 200th home win. SMU is 201-54-17 (.770) all-time at home, and have only lost twice in Dallas since Oct. 16, 2011, compiling a 10-2-2 record during that span. SMU has only had one season with a losing record at home since the program's inception, and has gone undefeated four times - 1988, 1995, 2001 and 2012.
Taylor Barg (Fr. | MF)
Scored her first-career goal at Davidson (Sept. 6)... Had two assists vs. Colorado State (8/30); has six helpers on the season, tying her for fourth in the American and 49th in the NCAA; she is also tied for fifth among all freshmen in assists...Recorded two assists vs. ULM (8/23).
Jessica Bartol (Sr. | D)
Has two goals on the season, scoring in back-to-back games against Cincinnati (10/6) and at Memphis (10/10)... Also has two assists.
Lauryn Bodden (Jr. | GK)
Has two shutouts this season and now has seven for her career... Currently holds a 1.20 goals against average, good for sixth in the American.
Rikki Clarke (Jr. | MF)
Has five assists on the season, tying her for sixth in the league and 86th in the NCAA... Clarke opened with a goal and two assists at home against ULM (8/23)... HONORS: Ranked 14th on Top Drawer Soccer's top 20 American Athletic Conference player rankings... Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
Daphne de Leener (So. | F)
Scored her first career goal vs. Colorado State (8/30).
Briana Gaines (Jr. | F)
Has one goal (vs. ULM, 8/23) and one assist (vs. Colorado State, 8/30).
Kelsey Gorney (Fr. | F)
Has five goals this season (second on the team), including three game-winners, tying her for fourth in the American... Scored the game-winner in SMU's first conference win at Temple (9/29)... HONORS: American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week (9/30).
Taylor Jackson (Fr. | D)
Leads SMU in minutes played with 1.221... Has two goals this season, including the game-winner in SMU's 4-0 victory over Colorado State (8/30).
Bari Kesner (Fr. | F)
Scored her first-career goal against Sam Houston State (9/16)... Recorded her first collegiate point with an assist against ULM (8/23)... Has two assists on the season, tying her for ninth in the league.
Rachael Larson (Jr. | D)
Made her first start of the season against TCU (9/12)... Scored the game-tying goal against Arkansas (8/25), making the score 2-2 and sending the match into overtime.
Shannon Moroney (So. | GK)
Has a 4-4-0 record in eight starts, including one solo shutout... Has made 22 saves this season.
Gabrielle Petrucelli (So. | MF)
Notched her first career goal vs. Colorado State (8/30).
Shelby Redman (RS Jr. | F)
Scored the game-winning goal against TCU (9/12)... Redman has eight goals on the year, tying her for fourth in the American and 57th in the NCAA... Redman now has 19 goals in her career, tying her for 17th all-time at SMU... Leads the team with 47 shots, and is 13th all-time at SMU with 154 career shots... She tied for the team lead in 2012 in goals with 9... HONORS: Ranked seventh on Top Drawer Soccer's American Athletic Conference player rankings... American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (8/26), Preaseason All-Conference (American Athletic Conference coaches' poll), Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
SMU All-Time Goals Leaders
10. Kathy Patterson 34 1986-89
11. Jill Heinemann 29 2001-04
12. Tara Comfort 28 1998-02
13. Amy Kline 25 1993-96
14. Kim Brown 24 1996-97
15. Kenzie Scovill 22 2009-12
16. Marci Miller 21 1996-97
17. Kristi Anderson 19 1986-89
Shelby Redman 19 2010-Present
SMU All-Time Shots Leaders (Min. 10 Games)
10. Lisa Perry 193 1989-92
11. Olivia O'Rear 191 2003-06
12. Kathy Patterson 163 1986-89
13. Shelby Redman 154 2010-Present
14. Kenzie Scovill 152 2009-12
15. Laura Snyder 145 1996-99
SMU All-Time Shots Per Game Leaders (Min. 10 Games)
6. Courtney Linex 3.02 1992-95
7. Sarah Harvey 2.96 1998-01
8. Leslie Briggs 2.89 2009
9. Kimber Bailey 2.71 2004-07
10. Sheryl Jutras 2.67 1986
11. Shelby Redman 2.61 2010-Present
12. Lisa Perry 2.57 1989-92
Courtney Smith (Sr. | D)
Smith has nine assists, including two against both Arkansas (8/25) and Sam Houston State (9/16), ranking second in the league and 10th in the NCAA; she is also tied for sixth all-time at SMU and is eighth among all active NCAA players in career assists... Scored twice on set pieces against Louisville (10/3)... Scored her first goal since Nov. 2, 2011 against TCU (9/12)... Ranks second on the team in minutes with 1,184... Smith finished 2012 with 10 assists, tying her for first in the Conference USA and 20th in the NCAA; the 10 assists were the 12th-most in a season in school history and the highest total since Olivia O'Rear also had 10 in 2004... HONORS: Ranked ninth on Top Drawer Soccer's American Athletic Conference player rankings... Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/8)... American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (10/7)... Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
SMU All-Time Assists Leaders:
1. Lisa Cole 42 1987-90
2. Kathy Patterson 35 1986-89
3. Melissa Kittner 34 1992-95
Courtney Linex 34 1992-95
5. Jill Heinemann 27 2001-04
6. Olivia O'Rear 26 2003-06
Courtney Smith 26 2010-Present
8. Ryanne Bumps 25 1992-95
9. Danielle Garrett 24 1994-95
10. Danielle Brosseau 23 1994-97