Oakland Takes Unbeaten League Record to Fort Wayne

Oct. 19, 2012

FORT WAYNE, Ind. --  Summit League-leading Oakland (9-5, 4-0) travels to play Fort Wayne (2-12-1, 1-2-1) on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies are unbeaten in league matches this season.

Oakland (9-5, 4-0 Summit) vs Fort Wayne (2-12-1, 1-2-1 Summit)
Fort Wayne, Ind.  - October 20, 2012


Hefner Soccer Complex 

Team Stats
Oakland | Fort Wayne
Ticket Info

Admission is Free
(Match is a doubleheader with OU Women's Team)

Live Stats

Live Stats (Fort Wayne)

All-Time Series

All-Time Series: Oakland leads  16-0
Last Meeting:  Oakland won 1-0 (Oct. 15, 2011)
Last Meeting in Ft. Wayne: Oakland won 4-0 (Sept. 24, 2010)

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▪ The Golden Grizzlies suffered their first home loss of the season to Michigan State 1-0 in the team's last outing

▪ OU is seeking a ninth Summit League regular season championship

▪ Oakland has outscored Summit League opponents 16-2 over the first four matches of the season

▪ Oakland ranks second in the nation in total points and is fourth in the NCAA in scoring offense, total goals and total assists

Kyle Bethel leads the nation in total assists (10) and assists per-match (0.77) he also ranks 12th in the NCAA in total points and 17th in points per-match

▪ Bethel was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after scoring twice in the win over UMKC

▪ The Black and Gold boast a perfect 6-0 record at home this season

▪ The Golden Grizzlies rank No. 7 in the latest NSCAA Midwest Regional Poll and are ranked No. 47 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Ranking

▪ Oakland is coming off back-to-back shutout wins over Detroit (4-0) and IUPUI (3-0) and ranks No. 11 in the nation with a .550 shutout percentage

▪ Bethel had a goal and four assists last week to move into a tie for The Summit League lead in points with 18 this season

▪ Goalkeeper Eliott Tarney improved to 2-0 as a starter with a win against UMKC

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

▪ Bethel leads OU with six goals this year, while Miche'le Lipar and Joey Tinnion both have five goals and are tied for 95th in the NCAA for total goals.

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

▪ Messer, Dudley, Bethel, Timm and Lipari have all 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

▪ 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

▪ 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 thirteen 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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