Oakland Women's Soccer Opens 2012 Against Rochester College

Aug. 16, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich.- The Oakland women's soccer team will officially kick off the season on Friday with a match against Rochester College at the OU Soccer Field at 7 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies are the preseason favorite to win The Summit League.

 Oakland (0-0) vs Rochester College (0-0)
Rochester, Mich.  - August 17, 2012 - 7 p.m.

OU Soccer Field (1,000)

Coach's Preview Video

Coach O'Shea Season Preview

Team Stats (2011)
Oakland / Rochester College
Ticket Info

Adults - $5 ; Kids (12 under) $3; Kids (3 under) Free
(No Presale; Purchase Tickets at Box Office Day of Game)


Gates will open at 3 p.m. for the men's game

Quick Facts Oakland / Rochester College
Live Stats


All-Time Series

Oakland leads - 1-0
Record at OU - 1-0
Last Meeting - OU won 16-0 (Aug. 21, 2010)

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▪ Oakland was tabbed as the favorite in The Summit League Preseason Coaches Poll for the 11th time in school history, just edging South Dakota State this season with five first-place votes.

▪ The Golden Grizzlies were unbeaten in preseason play with a 1-1 draw at Cleveland State and a 5-1 home win over Valparaiso.

▪ Five different players scored for OU during the presason. Marlen Knoph led the team with two goals during exhibition play, scoring against both CSU and Valparaiso.

▪ OU and RC have only met on the soccer field once, but it was a record-setting effort for OU the last time the teams played. Oakland set the school record for goals (16) and assists (12).

▪ Oakland won the 2011 Summit Leauge Championship on the OU Soccer Field, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in school history, where they faced Wake Forest.

▪ Oakland has won 13 Summit League Titles (Six Regular Season, Seven Championship Tournament) since 2000, which ranks as the eighth most in the nation among all Division I women's soccer programs.

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




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