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Tulsa Weekly Soccer Release #5

Sophomore Julie Twellman is just two points shy of reaching 10th place on TU's career scoring list.
Sophomore Julie Twellman is just two points shy of reaching 10th place on TU's career scoring list.
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Sept. 26, 2000

TU Drops Overtime Match to Colorado College, Snow Forces Cancellation of Denver Contest:
In near-freezing sleet, Tulsa came up short in overtime as Colorado College scored a goal in the final 15 seconds of regulation and added the game-winner at the 9:41 minute mark in overtime. TU senior Julie Davidson (St. Charles, Mo.) tallied two unassisted goals, while sophomore Julie Twellman (Columbia, Mo.) scored one goal off an assist from junior Beth Taruscio (Tulsa, Okla.). TU's match against the University of Denver was canceled due to snow storms in the area. The game will not be made up this season.

Up Next for the Hurricane, #25 SMU Invades T-Town:
TU makes a short trip via the Cherokee Turnpike to Fayetteville, Ark., to face the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks (2-5-2). The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lady `Back Field. Tulsa leads the overall series with Arkansas, 13-4-1. The most recent meeting took place last season in Tulsa. TU downed the Lady Razorbacks, 4-1, in that game.

Tulsa opens Western Athletic Conference play on Friday, Sept. 29 at 5:00 p.m. against TCU (5-5-1) at McAuliffe Field. In four seasons as a member of the WAC, Tulsa is 2-1-1 in conference openers. The Hurricane leads the series with a mark of 7-5-4 against the Horned Frogs.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, #25 SMU (6-3) invades McAuliffe Field for a 12 noon match with Tulsa. The Mustangs lead the overall series with TU, 12-1-1.

Twellman on Verge of Reaching Elite Status as a Sophomore:
In just under two years, Julie Twellman has become a very precocious player and is on the verge of reaching elite status as TU. In eight games this season, Twellman has accounted for six goals and three assists for a team-best 15 points. She has 38 career points (15g/8a) and needs just two points to reach 10th place on TU's career scoring list. With 15 goals, Twellman needs one more goal to catch Lori Morrow (1992-95), who is 10th place on the school's career chart for goals scored. Finally, with eight assists, she is just three short of 10th place.

Davidson Continues Scoring Spree:
In 1999, Julie Davidson had a breakout year for the Hurricane, reaching career-highs in goals (6), assists (5) and points 17). After just one assist in TU's first four games this season, Davidson has recorded at least one goal over the last three games. Davidson posted two goals against Colorado College, her first career multiple-goal performance.

The 2000 WAC Championships:
Fresno State University will serve as the host site for the 2000 WAC Championships. The three-day event, which will be played at Bulldog Stadium, will feature the league's top-six teams with the top two teams receiving a first round bye. The championships will begin on Nov. 2, with the semifinal games following on Nov. 3. After a day off, the championship will be played on Nov. 4. SMU captured the 1999 WAC postseason championship.

Player Notes:
With 12 assists, Kelly Noonan is currently in a two-way tie with former Hurricane standout Jenny Simms (1993-96) for seventh place among TU's all-time assists leaders. Noonan needs just two more assists to catch Paige Mayer (1994-98), who is in sixth-place with 14.

With 40 career points (14g/12a) Kelly Noonan is 10th on TU's career scoring list. Ahead of Noonan in ninth place is Lori Morrow (1992-95) with 54 career points.

Junior Melissa McCormick (Omaha, Neb.) is within striking distance of the school's top-10 scoring leaders. McCormick, with 34 career points (13g/8a) is just six points shy of Kelly Noonan's 10th place mark of 40 points.

Julie Davidson has eight career assists and needs three to reach 10th place among the school's career assists leaders.

Team Notes:
In four seasons as WAC member, Tulsa has a career conference mark of 11-10-3 . . . the Hurricane recorded three straight third-place finishes in the WAC Mountain Division from 1996-98 . . . a total of 12 TU players have received all-WAC first- or second-team recognition over the past four seasons.