#13/15 Memphis Topples UALR 6-0
Sept. 5, 2010
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -Behind a balanced attack, the #13/15 Memphis women's soccer team toppled UALR 6-0 at Burns Park Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.
"I think today was a very important day, especially after the loss on Friday night," said head coach Brooks Monaghan. "I felt like we started a little bit slow, but overall it was a typical Sunday game. I am pleased with the total team effort today and it was great to get everyone some minutes today. We will take this victory and move on to the next match."
Junior midfielder Lizzy Hildebrant began a series of record-setting goals in the 23rd minute of the first half. Hildebrandt received a cross field pass from forward Taylor Isenhower and fired an 18-yard right rocket past Trojans goalkeeper Jane Picarelli to open the scoring.
Senior forward Ashley Berra connected with junior midfielder Julia Ignacio for a five yard tap-in, less than two minutes later. Ignacio tallied her second goal of the weekend after scoring her first goal of the season at Oklahoma State on Friday. Senior midfielder Vendula Strnadova continued the record-setting trend in the second half when she broke former Lady Tiger Kylie Hayes' record of all-time shots attempted (196), logging five of the teams 30 shots. The Las Cruces, N.M. native has now posted 198 career shots in 71 career matches.
Senior midfielder Laura Laufenberg registered her first assist of the season when she found Berra just 37 seconds into the second half for Berra's first goal of 2010. Freshman forward Rasheeda Ansari collected her first career assist in the 68th minute, finding Berra in open space for Memphis' fourth goal of the match. Berra posted her 28th career goal which ranks third in school history and her third career multiple-goal match.
Freshman midfielder Alena Strnadova added the fifth goal of the match for the U of M in the 74th minute. Alena collected the ball from Isenhower, dribbled down the middle of the field and found the top right corner of the net. Isenhower was credited with her second assist of the game and became the first Lady Tiger to record two assists since Berra tallied two against SMU in 2009.
Freshman midfielder Christabel Oduro capped the scoring for Memphis in the 81st minute. Junior Kelsey Robson was credited with the assited after crossing the ball to Oduro who placed the ball in the back of the net from 10 yards out.
Junior goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters started in goal for Memphis and played the first 47 minutes of the match before junior Jordan Boyle closed the match with two saves and the Lady Tigers third shutout of the season. Kuhar-Pitters earned the victory for her 26th career goalkeeping victory.
The Lady Tigers return to home competition this Friday, Sept. 10 vs. Alabama at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.