Women's Soccer Team Falls To Mississippi State 3-1 In Season Opener
Aug. 29, 2003
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis women's soccer team dropped its season opener to Mississippi State losing 3-1 before a crowd of 188 at Echles Field Friday. Forward Ngum Suh had a pair of first-half goals to lead the Bulldogs to their first victory of the season. It was the first multi-goal match of Suh's career.
Suh scored in the 12th minute on an unassisted goal after she won a battle for a loose ball and lifted a shot over the head of Memphis goalkeeper Kari Rawe who came out of her box to challenge the play. Suh added her second goal of the half in the 23rd minute after midfielder Kristin Peterson crossed a ball from the left wing into the middle of the field that she put past a diving Rawe.
The second half was scoreless until the Bulldogs extended their lead to 3-0 in the 89th minute when freshman Heidi Ondra scored the first goal of her career on an assist from junior Allison Mullen. The victory gave the Bulldogs a 4-3-2 edge in the all-time series with the Lady Tigers.
Reserve forward Yuiko Konno ended the Bulldogs' shutout attempt when she scored the first goal of the season for the Lady Tigers sending a 22-yard blast past MSU goalkeeper Luisa Marzatto. The Bulldogs outshot the Lady Tigers 14-9 in the contest and forced Rawe to make four saves. Marzatto made all three of her saves in the second half. Freshman Nicky McLeod had a team-high three shots for Memphis.
Memphis will travel to Oxford, Miss., on Sunday to take on Ole Miss with kickoff set for 1p.m.