Women's Soccer Falls to Indiana in Exhibition Opener
Aug. 19, 2005
Bloomington, Ind. - The Memphis women's soccer team fell to Indiana by a score of 5-0 in exhibition action on Friday night. The game was played with three 30 minute periods instead of the usual two 45 minute halves.
Indiana scored three times in the first 30 minute period. Carrie Defreece netted the first goal of the match off a throw in from Megan Pipkens at the 17:21 mark. About seven minutes later, Kristin Radcliffe scored to make it 2-0 at 24:19. Pipkens made it 3-0 at the 26:09 mark by putting home a corner kick taken by Ali Brown. Indiana outshot the Tigers 6-0 in the first period.
The Hoosiers added one more goal in the second period just over two minutes in as Radcliffe scored her second of the night at 32:17. It remained scoreless until the third period at the 67:51 mark when Ashley Seib scored an unassisted goal for the final score of the night. For the Hoosiers, Radcliffe had two goals while Pipkens had a goal two assists.
Memphis was outshot just 12-4 in the game, but Indiana was efficient with its shots, as it put 10 of its 12 shots on goal and scored on five of them. The Tigers were held without a shot for the first 60 minutes of play, not recording a single shot until the third period. Freshman Kylie Hayes recorded three of the Tigers' four shots. Isabel Briones played all 90 minutes in net for the Tigers and allowed all five goals while making five saves.
"This was a bit of a rough beginning for us but the good news is that it doesn't count in our overall record and that we still have enough time to work out the mistakes we made and improve," said Memphis coach Brooks Monaghan. "The fact that we have a quick turnaround with another exhibition tomorrow will allow us to put this game behind us quickly except to learn from our mistakes and hopefully improve upon them tomorrow. I'd rather not lose at all but if we have to lose 5-0, I'd rather have it happen in an exhibition than during the regular season.
Eighteen Lady Tigers saw action, including eight of the Tigers' 14 freshmen. Both natives of Indiana on the Tigers, Robyn Smart and Sarah MacGregor, started the game at midfield for Memphis.
Memphis returns to exhibition action tomorrow with a game at Indiana State at 1:00 p.m. in Terre Haute.