Oakland to Face No. 23 Tulsa on Sunday

Sept. 15, 2012

DALLAS -- Oakland (3-2) will face No. 23 Tulsa (3-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the SMU Classic. The last times these teams met in the SMU Classic in 2008, the Golden Grizzlies upset then-No. 15 Tulsa, 1-0.

Oakland (3-2-0) at No. 23 Tulsa (3-3-0)
Dallas, Texas  - September 16, 2012 - 1 p.m. ET

Westcott Soccer Field (4,000)

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All-Time Series

Tulsa Leads 2-1
Last Meeting: Tulsa won 2-1 (at Tulsa Classic, Sept. 11, 2011)
Last Meeting at SMU: Oakland beat No. 15 Tulsa 2-1


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▪ Oakland missed a penalty attempt in regulation and lost 1-0 in overtime to SMU in its last outing

▪ The Golden Grizzlies will play a top 25 opponent for the second time in a one-week span

▪ The first meeting between Oakland and Tulsa came in the 2003 NCAA Tournament

▪ OU has five wins and four ties against top 25 opponents since joining NCAA Division I

Scott Messer started the season with 275:27 minutes of scoreless action in the nets

▪ The Golden Grizzlies currently rank fifth in the nation in shutout percentage (.750)

▪ Lipari is the leading goal scorer for Oakland this season with three goals and ranks No. 32 in the nation in goals per game

▪ Oakland is playing against SMU and No. 23 Tulsa this weekend in the SMU Classic Presented by Jason's Deli

▪ Dating back to the previous season, the Golden Grizzlies went 356:30 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal

Scott Messer and Miche'le Lipari have both been named Summit League Player of the Week by the league office this season

▪ The Black and Gold announced captains for this season as John Timm, Nick Kristock and Lucas Diener

▪ For the third week in a row Oakland was ranked in the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings, coming in at No. 6 in the most recent rankings, which were released on Monday

▪ The Golden Grizzlies posted a 2-0-1 record during the preseason and never failed to score under two goals in a match

▪ The Golden Grizzlies were picked third in this season's Summit League Preseason Poll

▪ With the win over New Hampshire, the Golden Grizzlies are now 9-3-3 in the first home match of the season since joining the Division I ranks

▪ Four Oakland players were recognized by CollegeSportsMadness.com for preseason all-league honors. John Timm was named to the first team, while Johnny Dreshaj and Jeff Cheslik earned second team honors. Jacob Vanderlaan was named Preseason Freshman of the Year.

▪ Oakland has won 11 Summit League Championships during its first three years in The Summit League and advanced to five NCAA Tournaments.

▪ Be sure to check out postmatch coverage, which includes Grizz Vision interviews with the players and coaches



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