Tigers Rebound to Top Indiana State 6-1 in Second Exhibition Match
Aug. 20, 2005
Terre Haute, Ind. - Less than 24 hours after losing its exhibition opener in a shutout at Indiana on Friday night, the Memphis women's soccer team rebounded to post a 6-1 win over Indiana State on Saturday afternoon, ending the exhibition season with a 1-1 record. Both Shoko Mikami and Kylie Hayes scored two goals apiece for the Tigers. Once again, the game was played with three 30-minute periods instead of the usual 45 minute halves.
Indiana State took the early lead with a goal by Shae Fehribach at 14:13, who shot the ball from the center of the field about 10 yards from the goal. It remained 1-0 in favor of the Sycamores until just before the end of the first period, when freshman Kate Murphy netted a goal from 25 yards out at the 28:06 mark, shooting it just out of the reach of ISU keeper Rachel Rudzis.
Mikami scored the only goal of the second 30-minute period at 49:12, putting home a corner kick that was taken by Courtnee Melton, who was credited with an assist on the play, making it 2-1 in favor of the Tigers.
Memphis then turned up its offense another notch in posting four goals in the final period. Mikami scored her second of the day at 64:49, taking a shot from the upper left corner of the box that went into the far corner of the goal. The Tigers made it 4-1 at 78:42 as freshman Lauren Everhart redirected a corner kick that was taken by Candace Halvorson into the back of the net. Hayes then scored both of her goals in the final 10 minutes of the game, one coming on a breakaway and the other on a shot from the right side of the box.
"We played better today than we did yesterday. We corrected some of the mistakes that we made last night and made an improvement from where we were last night but we still can do better," said Memphis coach Brooks Monaghan. "The good thing is that we still have a week until our first game so that should give us enough time to work out the kinks."
The Tigers will scrimmage a group of women's soccer alumni on Friday night, August 26 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex prior to the men's soccer exhibition against Lambuth, which is scheduled for 7:00. The Tigers then open the regular season next Sunday, August 28 at Mike Rose against Tennessee Tech at 1:00 p.m.