Oakland Starts Summit League Play at Omaha

Sept. 28, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. -- Oakland (3-3-3, 0-0) opens Summit League play on Sunday with a match at Omaha (1-10-0,1-0) at the OU Soccer Field at 1 p.m. It is the first time that Oakland has faced the newest league opponent.

 Oakland (3-3-3, 0-0-0 Summit) vs Omaha (1-10-0, 1-0-0 Summit)
Omaha, Neb.  - September 30, 2012 - 1 p.m.

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▪ Oakland wrapped up non-league play against Notre Dame. After a scoreless 68 minutes, the Fighting Irish ended the game with a flurry to down OU 3-0

▪ Goalkeeper Shannon Coley made nine saves against Notre Dame and currently leads The Summit League with a .821 save percentage

▪ After leading the nation in assists last week, Abigail Haelewyn fell to second in the NCAA in terms of total assists and assists per game

Coley earned her ninth career shutout against Northern Kentucky. She is now tied for fourth in career shutouts at Oakland with Jessica Howard.

▪ Kellermann leads Oakland and The Summit League in goals (5) and points (14) this season

▪ Coley has won two Summit League Defensive Player of the Week Awards from the league this season, while Megan Reynolds, Kyla Kellermann and Haelewyn have also claimed the award

▪ Scoring at a rate of 2.67 goals per game, the Golden Grizzlies currently rank 23rd in the NCAA in scoring offense

▪ OU faced tied two of the three Big Ten teams it faced this season

▪ The scoreless tie with Michigan State marked the first time that OU has shutout MSU and snapped a streak of six consecutive losses for the Golden Grizzlies to the Spartans in 10 meetings

▪ Kellermann scored a hat trick against Rochester College, which tied for third most in single-game history at OU

▪ Haelewyn assisted on three goals in the match against Rochester College, which ties for fourth best in a single-game at Oakland

▪ The 47 shots that the Golden Grizzlies took against Rochester College are the second most in program history

▪ 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

▪ 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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