Lady Tigers Post 1-0 Overtime Win at Western Kentucky In Women's Soccer Exhibition Action
Aug. 23, 2003
Bowling Green, Ky.-- - Sophomore Nicky McLeod's overtime goal lifted the University of Memphis women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Western Kentucky in the Lady Tigers' final exhibition match of the season. After a two-hour weather delay, and a change of location to L.T. Smith Stadium/Jimmy Feix Field, McLeod broke a scoreless tie as she snuck a shot bast Lady Topper goalkeeper Melissa Bailey in the 92nd minute to even the team's exhibition record at 1-1.
True freshman goalkeeper Amy Clunie had an impressive debut as she posted a shutout in her first action as a Lady Tiger. "We played a lot better tonight than we did on Wednesday and that is the most important thing," Head Coach Brooks Monaghan said. "We did some things well, but we still have a lot to improve on before we open our regular season this weekend."
Clunie stopped a pair of Lady Topper shots in the first half and denied Betsy Kemp with just under four minutes to play when she broke free in the box and was one on one with the Lady Tigers' goalie.
Memphis will open its regular season with a pair of non-conference games against Southeastern Conference schools this weekend. The Lady Tigers open up with Mississippi State at home Friday at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex with kickoff set for 7 p.m. The team will then travel to Oxford, Miss., to take on Ole Miss Sunday at 1 p.m.