Tulsa Closes Out Regular Season Against SMU on Friday
Oct. 27, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa women's soccer team will close out the regular season at home against SMU on Friday, Oct. 28th. Game time is set for 6:00 pm at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the north ticket gate.
After the game, TU will honor its senior class, featuring Natalia Alatorre, Danielle Hughes, Jasmine Mendiola and Alyvia Rogers, followed by a firework display, which is part of the Homecoming festivities.
The Tulsa women have a 10-6-3 record on the season, including a 4-4-2 mark in Conference USA. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane this season is sophomore Claire Nicholson who has five goals and four assists for 14 points. Lindsay Kirch has five goals and two assists for 12 points, Jordan O'Brien has one goal and six assists for eight points, and Claire Hulcer has two goals and three assists for seven points.
Junior goalkeeper Katie Bykowski has recorded nine shutouts and picked up 66 saves this season. She also ranks among Tulsa's career leaders, as she owns a 1.11 GAA, has 19 shutouts and 237 saves for first (GAA) and second (shutouts/saves) place in the record books. She needs just six more saves in her career to take the top spot.
The Mustangs enter the contest with a 10-7-1 overall record and a 6-3-1 mark in the league, but have only won one of their last three games. SMU is led offensively by Kenzie Scovill with five goals and an assist for 11 points, while Mallory Baum and Briana Gaines each have three goals and two assists for eight points. Courtney Webb has started 17 games in goal this season, allowing 17 goals, picking up 58 saves and posting four shutouts on the year.
The Mustangs have a 22-3-2 advantage in the all-time series, but TU has ended the season against SMU each of the last three years, picking up a win, a loss and a 1-1 tie last year.
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