Ole Miss Deals Lady Tigers 7-0 Loss In Women's Soccer Action
Aug. 31, 2003
Oxford, Miss.-- - An experienced Ole Miss squad handed the University of Memphis women's soccer team a 7-0 defeat at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium Sunday. With nine returning starters from a squad that finished second overall in the Southeastern Conference a year ago, the Rebels (2-0-0) jumped on the Lady Tigers (0-2-0) early scoring four first-half goals.
Led by All-SEC midfielder Kristal Menard, who had her first goal of the season and added two assists in the match, and freshman Brittany Potts, who added two goals and an assist, the Rebels scored first in the ninth minute when Lindley Beckman one-timed a shot from 20 yards out sending it past Kari Rawe in the Memphis goal. Karen Hall then finished Menard's first assist of the match in the 22nd minute from 10 yards out to put Ole Miss up 2-0.
Menard found the back of the net in the 27th minute finishing a corner kick from Beckman to give the Rebels a 3-0 lead. Ashley Ferree closed out the scoring in the first half in the 42nd minute when she found an open net giving Ole Miss a 4-0 advantage at the break.
The Rebels kept finding holes in the Memphis defense as their offense mounted 19 more shot attempts after the break. Freshman Amy Clunie took over in goal for Rawe at halftime and made six saves in her collegiate debut. The duo of Memphis goalkeepers were kept busy the entire match as they faced 29 shot attempts.
After Potts added her two second-half goals to increase the Ole Miss lead to 6-0, Emily Brown capped off the scoring for the Rebels in the 81st minute off an assist from Elise Karlowicz. The Lady Tigers had their chances to score as forward Yuiko Konno took three of the Lady Tigers' nine shots, but Rebel keeper Brittany Gillespie was flawless stopping five of those shots to finish her second shutout of the season.
Memphis returns to action Friday when the Lady Tigers travel to Indiana to face the Evansville Aces at 7 p.m.