@MemphisWSoccer Outlasts Missouri, 2-1, in Overtime
Aug 25, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer team (2-0) prevailed in a 2-1 overtime win over Missouri (1-1) in a tight match the whole way Sunday afternoon at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
In the first half, Missouri wasted little time in attacking freshman keeper Maryse Bard-Martel as Kaysie Clark sent a shot from the right side in the first minute, but the shot was saved by Bard-Martel.
After a foul by Missouri, junior Kaitlyn Atkins sent a shot inside the box to sophomore Marissa Duguay, who found sophomore Diamond Simpson off a header before Simpson pushed it in for a 1-0 Memphis lead at the 38:37.
Missouri would get another shot on goal in the 11th minute before tying it in the 25th minute with Danielle Nottingham finding Clark in the middle of the box to put it in the left side of the goal.
Both teams attempted two shots apiece in the final seven minutes of the half with both of Missouri's shots going wide while an attempt from junior Kylie Davis just missed the left post and a header from junior Nicole Zeidler went high.
In the opening minutes of the second period, Missouri attacked the Memphis defense with Lauren Selaiden's shot hitting the crossbar before Nottingham's attempt was saved by Bard-Martel.
After foul by Memphis, Taylor Grant sent a shot near the right side of the goal only to be saved by Bard-Martel.
The Lady Tigers got a good look in the 61st minute, but a shot from freshman Danielle Tolmais missed just high keeping the game knotted.
In the 80th minute, the Lady Tigers missed another chance as a shot from senior Christabel Oduro just missed the goal by hitting crossbar. Memphis got another shot to take control of the game in the 88th minute as junior Nugene Nugent had a shot saved by McKenzie Sauerwein to move the game into overtime.
Missouri moved down the field in the opening minute of the first overtime with Grant sending a shot just over the crossbar.
Missouri controlled the ball much of the first overtime until Oduro went one-on-one with Sauerwein before finding the left corner of the goal from the right side in the 96th minute to give Memphis a 2-1 victory. Freshman Danielle Tolmais notched her first career assist as she served the ball over the top of the Missouri defense to set up Oduro's goal.
Each team finished with 11 shots apiece with Missouri holding a 6-4 advantage in shots on goal. Bard-Martel totaled five saves on the day while Sauerwein recorded two.
Memphis returns home Friday when the Lady Tigers host Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Admission is FREE to the match.