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Soccer to battle Oklahoma schools

Oct. 6, 2000

By ROBERT STONE

Reporter

The Baylor women's soccer team heads north this weekend to play the University of Oklahoma at 7 p.m. today and Oklahoma State University at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The Bears are 5-5-1 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12 Conference. While the Bears have most of their firepower intact, the injury bug has given several young players the chance to shine.

Freshman forward Emily Fukuchi has certainly stood out with two goals in the last three games. In addition, senior forward Molly Cameron, who has eight of the team's 14 goals, should return from a thigh bruise suffered in the first half of last Sunday's game against Texas A&M University.

'Our outlook for the weekend is good,' senior defender Jennifer Cavalle said. 'We have a good past with the Oklahoma teams. We usually win both games.'

Junior forward Rachel Kacsmaryk will stay behind this weekend as she awaits the results of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam. She may be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, but she said the team should finish strong in the remaining three weeks.

'I think we've made it through our toughest weekends,' she said, regarding the last three games against Texas A&M, the University of Texas and the University of Nebraska.

The Sooners are 7-5 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12. Junior forward Jonette Coquat leads the OU attack with six goals and four assists, and sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham leads the conference with 71 saves, one more than Baylor senior Dawn Greathouse.

The OSU Cowgirls have been anything but rowdy with seven consecutive losses and an 0-4 conference record. The team is ranked last in the Big 12 in every offensive statistical category, and the defense has allowed the most goals in the conference.

In the midst of a dismal season, OSU's highlight player is freshman forward Joanne Edwards, who has three goals and two assists.