Memphis Loses First Preseason Match 2-1 to Auburn
Aug. 19, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -The University of Memphis women's soccer team opened up preseason action tonight with a 2-1 loss against Auburn University. Auburn went 11-6-3 last season and was an NCAA Tournament participant.
Memphis went scoreless in the first half, as neither team scored a goal. Freshman goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters started in goal for the Lady Tigers and had an impressive six saves in the first-half, finishing the game with eight.
Early into the second half freshman forward Ashley Berra gave Memphis the lead in the game, 1-0-, with a goal.
"Having only been four days into preseason, I was very pleased. It was a great test for us. We held our own very well," said coach Brooks Monaghan. "I was also pleased with the newcomers, I believe that we will have a greater depth this season and that there's a bright future ahead for us."
Auburn tied the game at 1-1, with a goal from Caitlin King, assisted by Gabi Rivera. With three minutes left in the game, Stephanie Fransoso scored the game winning goal to give Auburn the win.
The Lady Tigers are back in action Saturday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.