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Sept. 23, 2002

Tulsa Hosts Golden Hurricane Classic:
This weekend, the Tulsa women's soccer team will host the Golden Hurricane Classic at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex. The four-team field includes Drury, Oral Roberts, Southwest Missouri State and Tulsa.

TU (2-4-1) will open the Classic on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. against Drury (0-6-1). Tulsa leads the series with Drury, 5-1-1. Oral Roberts (2-5) and Southwest Missouri State (4-4) will also play Friday night, but the game will be played at the ORU Soccer Field on the Oral Roberts campus.

The Classic concludes on Sunday, September 29 at the Hardesty Sports Complex with ORU taking on Drury at 2:00 p.m. and the Golden Hurricane follows against Southwest Missouri State at 4:00 p.m. TU leads the all-time series with SMS, 4-2.

TU Downs UALR; Falls to North Texas:
The Hurricane completed the fourth week of the 2002 season with an even mark of 1-1.

Tulsa posted its second win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas, last Wednesday. TU freshman Danielle Fauteux (Kamloops, B.C., Canada) turned the first collegiate hat trick of her career with three goals, while classmate Jamie German (Owasso, Okla.) and senior Julie Twellman (Columbia, Mo.) each scored one goal apiece. German and junior Keely Flynn (Tulsa, Okla.) each picked up an assist in the win.

Last Sunday, Tulsa played well against North Texas, but couldn't find the back of the net and dropped a 3-0 decision to the Mean Green in Denton, Texas.

Fauteux Continuing Freshman Trend:
Since the inception of women's soccer at TU in 1988, only three players have ever led the team in scoring during their freshman season. The first was Shari Rozmus (1988-91) in 1988, Beth Taruscio (1998-2001) became the second player in 1998 and current TU senior Julie Twellman accomplished the feat in 1999. This season, Danielle Fauteux leads the team in scoring with four goals and one assist for 10 points. She has the opportunity to become the fourth player overall and the third in the last five years to lead the team in scoring as a freshman.

Twellman Continues To Climb TU Charts:
Senior Julie Twellman climbed one step higher on the school's career charts last week with her goal against Arkansas-Little Rock.

Twellman's goal was the 23rd of her career and she moved into an eighth-place tie with Paige Mayer (1994-98) for career goals. Twellman's two points gave her 59 for her career and she now ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list. Twellman also has 13 career assists, which ties her for ninth-place with former TU standout Beth Taruscio.

German on the Assist:
At just under the halfway point of the 2002 season, Jamie German has established herself as the team's assists leader. German leads TU with four assists in seven games and also has one goal for six points, which is the second-most points on the team this season. With 12 regular season games remaining, German has a good start on catching former Hurricane standout Melissa McCormick's (1998-2001) school single-season assist record of nine in 2000. Currently, German is just three assists shy of becoming the eighth player in school history to record seven assists in a single-season.

TU's 2002 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 37 Nationally; No. 4 in Central Region:
The University of Tulsa's 2002 recruiting class has been selected as the 37th best group among the 293 NCAA Division I women's soccer teams in the nation and the fourth-ranked class in the 65-team Central Region by Soccer Buzz Magazine.

The Golden Hurricane's eight newcomers finished as the highest-ranked group among Western Athletic Conference schools and ranked behind only perennial powers Nebraska, Texas and Texas A&M, respectively, among Central Region teams. Both the national and regional rankings are the highest the TU women's soccer program has ever received in its 16-year history.

It also marks the third straight season that Tulsa has received high marks. Last season, the 2001 class ranked among the nation's top-100 and the region's top-25 classes. TU's 2000 freshmen class ranked eighth in the region and among the top-100 groups in the country.

Tulsa's 2002 recruiting class of eight true freshmen includes Danielle Fauteux, Gina Gaston, Jamie German, Kaia Knutson, Rachel Lavender , Ashley Rickner, Carrie Schnarre and Kelly Wilson.

Player Notes:
With her assist against Arkansas-Little Rock, Keely Flynn recorded the fourth assist of her career.

Team Notes:
After this weekend's two home games in Golden Hurricane Classic, Tulsa will have just four home contests remaining on the 2002 home schedule, including Western Athletic Conference dates against San Jose State (10/4), Fresno State (10/6) and SMU (10/25) before closing out the home slate against UTEP on Oct. 27.