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June 17, 2013

OU releases 2013 women's soccer schedule

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NORMAN — "With the competitive nature of the Big 12, the success of the top teams in the NCAA tournament and the recruiting that has taken place across the board, we are set up for a great year of soccer," Potter said.

Big 12 play will open for the Sooners in Waco, Texas on Sept. 27 against Baylor. OU will then return to Norman to open a three-game home stand on Oct. 4 against Oklahoma State. Conference rivals Texas Tech (Oct. 11), Iowa State (Oct. 13) and West Virginia (Oct. 25) will also make the journey to Norman for Big 12 action.

The Sooners will face a conference road schedule that includes games at TCU (Oct. 18), Texas (Oct. 20) and Kansas (Nov. 1).

The Big 12 Championship will take place on Nov. 6-10 in Kansas City, Mo. The conference's top eight teams will compete in a single-eliminiation tournament as they vie for a Big 12 title and an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Championship action is set to open on Nov. 15 at campus sites around the country. The tournament will conclude on Dec. 8 with the Women's College Cup in Cary, N.C.

Oklahoma will return seven starters from the 2012 squad this season. The Sooners finished their first year under Head Coach Matt Potter with a 7-9-4 record and the program's third consecutive Big 12 Championship appearance.

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