Lady Tigers play Lipscomb to scoreless draw
Aug. 26, 2014
Memphis, Tenn. - Extra time and a plethora of shots were not enough as the Lady Tigers and Lipscomb Lady Bisons played to a 0-0 draw in the home opener at Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Tuesday night.
Memphis (1-0-1) was the aggressor early, as the Lady Tigers forced Lipscomb goalkeeper Anna Buhlgas into four saves within the first 20-minutes of the match. Forward Valerie Sanderson looked especially dangerous as she put two shots on target, one of which required a diving stop.
On the defensive end, the Lady Tigers were never in any danger, as Lipscomb (1-1-1) managed only two shots and the one on target was an easy save for Marys Bard-Martel.
After the Lady Tigers' early flurry of chances the game settled down and the teams went into half with no score.
In the second half, Memphis continued to widen the shots advantage, but managed only one more on target. The defense continued to slow the Lady Bisons' attack, allowing one shot total in the second period.
After the 90 minutes were up, the two teams went into extra time, where the Lady Tigers continued to put pressure on the Lady Bisons' goal, but were unable to put one between the posts.
The Lady Tigers finished with 23 shots and five on target, while holding Lipscomb to one shot on target in three shots. Sanderson finished with a game-high eight shots, while Gravlin was in second with four.
The Lady Tigers return to action on Sunday afternoon at 7 p.m. when they take on Vanderbilt at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Admission is free.