Women's Soccer Team Draws With SEMO 1-1
Sept. 9, 2003
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis women's soccer team played to its second-consecutive tie as a late goal by Southeast Missouri State preserved a 1-1 draw Tuesday at Echles Field. Both teams scored in the second half as the Otahkians squared the match on a goal with just four seconds remaining in regulation.
"Tonight was a valuable lesson learned," Head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "I still feel like the team is heading in the right direction. Obviously it's disappointing because I felt like we had the victory, but we're getting better and that is what is important."
Memphis (0-2-2) scored the first goal of the match when forward Kirsty Marr put a 10-yard blast past SEMO (1-1-2) goalkeeper Amanda Wrzos inside the right post in the 70th minute. Freshman Madison Cheek was credited with her first-career assist on the goal.
The game appeared to be in hand for the Lady Tigers, but the Otahkians were able to steal the ball near midfield and force overtime as forward Erin Slattery put a shot inside the right post past a diving Amy Clunie in the Memphis goal with just four ticks on the clock.
The Lady Tigers outshot the Otahkians 17-13 overall and held a 5-2 advantage on shots in the extra periods, but Wrzos made two saves in the second overtime to keep the match squared at one. Cheek had the best chance to score for Memphis in the first half as her shot beat SEMO goalkeeper Amanda Wrzos, but glanced off the crossbar back into play.
SEMO forward Erika Todd sent a blast from 25 yards out off the crossbar in the second half that would have tied the match. Clunie had two saves for Memphis while Wrzos finished with five.
Memphis will return to action this weekend with a pair of matches in Springfield, Mo. The Lady Tigers will face off with Southwest Missouri State, Friday at 7 p.m., then travel to nearby Drury College, to take on the Panthers at Noon on Sunday.