Fear the Freshmen
Published: Friday, September 10, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustangs kicked off the 2010 season with a 1-0 win against Florida International at Westcott Field last month.
Since the start of the season, the women's soccer team has tied with Oregon in a no-score game, defeated Saint Louis 2-1 and shutout Davidson 3-0. Their only loss this season has been to Portland where they fell 2-0.
The Ponies are set to play against Oklahoma State Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at Westcott Field.
This is the fourth consecutive season that the Mustangs will face the Cowgirls. Oklahoma State has a 3-0 all-time record against SMU. This season the Cowgirls are currently 4-1-0. SMU and OSU share their only recorded losses to No. 4 Portland this season.
In 2009, SMU ended the season with a 7-11-1 overall record. The Mustangs posted a 5-5-1 in C-USA. The team lost to Memphis in the first round of the conference tournament.
This year, the team added several key players to their roster. Freshmen Jessica Bartol, Shelby Redman and Amanda Burgardt all have seen playing time so far, and each player has already scored for the team in the past four games.
Jersey number six, Bartol is from Durango, Colo..Prior to SMU Bartol trained with the US Under-17 National Team and was ranked as the No.16 recruit in Florida by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She scored her first goal with the Mustangs in the Davidson game last weekend.
Redman is a Texan native. She participated with the Olympic Development Program and was ranked as the No. 89 recruit in the nation, and No. 13 in Texas by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She netted her first goal this season against St. Louis on Sept. 3.
Amanda Burgardt moved to Dallas from Arlington. During high school she trained with the Under-15 US National Team, and is a member of the Region III Olympic Development Program team. Burgardt was ranked as the No. 54 recruit in the nation, and No. 9 in Texas by TropDrawerSoccer.com. Burgardt scored her first goal for the Mustangs against St. Louis.
Notable returnees this year include keeper Courtney Webb, senior Lauren Shepherd and senior midfielder Kristin Medeiros who was named to the third-team All-Conference USA last season.