Lady Tigers Blank Tennessee Tech 2-0
Sept. 10, 2004
Memphis, Tenn. - The Memphis women's soccer team won its second straight game and gained its third shutout of the year, equaling its total for shutouts from all of last year. The Lady Tigers improve to 4-1 on the year, just one win shy of last year's total.
Two freshman scored the Tigers' two goals as Caroline Barrett netted her second goal of the year and Carla Scanniello scored her team-leading third. Fellow freshman Natalie Haerens earned her third shutout of the year in only her fifth career start, making two saves for the win.
Barrett opened the scoring just 6:32 into the game off an assist from Robyn Smart. Smart led Barrett with a pass into the box. Tennessee Tech goalkeeper Loretta McNamee attempted to come out and intercept the pass before Barrett could get to it but Barrett beat her to it and shot the ball over McNamee and into the upper left corner of the goal.
At the 21:25 mark, Scanniello scored on a similar play to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Annika Moller fired a pass into Scanniello and once again, McNamee attempted to come out and get the ball in front of her. But Scanniello beat her to the ball and chipped a soft shot over the head of McNamee.
The Tigers held a decisive advantage in the shot department as they outshot the Golden Eagles 18-6. With the win, the Tigers now have the best start ever in program history at 4-1. Their previous best start to a season was 3-1-1 in the 2002.
The Tigers will now take their 4-1 record to Starkville, Miss. for a 7:00 p.m. game next Tuesday night.