Oakland Travels to Omaha With Title Hopes

Oct. 27, 2012

OMAHA, Neb.-- Oakland (9-6-0, 4-1) continues Summit League play on Sunday with a match against Omaha (4-9-1, 2-2-1) at the UNO Soccer Field at 1 p.m. ET. It is the first time that Oakland has faced the newest league opponent.

 Oakland (9-6-0, 4-1 Summit) at Omaha (4-9-1, 2-2-1 Summit)
Omaha, Neb.  - October 28, 2012 - 1 p.m. ET

 UNO Soccer Field

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▪ The Golden Grizzlies are currently tied for first place in The Summit League standings with just two games remaining in the season

▪ OU ranks sixth in the country in total goals scored and is third in total assists

Kyle Bethel's 11 assists continue to lead the nation

▪ OU is seeking a ninth Summit League regular season championship

▪ Oakland has outscored Summit League opponents 17-4 over so far this season

▪The Black and Gold ranks fourth in the nation in total points and is eight in the NCAA in scoring offense, total goals and total assists

Bethel is third in the nation in assists per-match and ranks in the top 25 in the NCAA in both total points and points per-match

▪ The Golden Grizzlies are still picked to win The Summit League with a No. 47 ranking in the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Ranking

▪ Oakland ranks No. 35 in the nation with a .400 shutout percentage

▪ 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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