Lady Tigers Tripped Up at Tennessee
Sept. 11, 2009
Memphis, Tenn. -
The University of Memphis women’s soccer program battled intrastate rival Tennessee to a 2-1 loss Friday night in Knoxville, Tenn.
Lady Vol senior midfielder Mick Ingram netted the game-winning goal in the 87th minute to give Tennessee the 2-1 victory over Memphis. Ingram scored on a free kick after freshman midfielder Amy Harrison touched the ball to Ingram. Harris was credited with the assist after Ingram blasted the shot from the left wing past Lady Tiger goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters.
Tennessee sophomore forward Emily Dowd netted the go-ahead goal in the 40th minute giving the Lady Vols the 1-0 halftime lead. Dowd gathered the ball on a long pass from 14 yards out and fired it past the fingertips of Kuhar-Pitters.
Junior forward Ashley Berra netted her fourth goal of the season, tying the match in the 59th minute. Junior midfielder Vendula Strnadova notched the assist after feeding the ball to Berra. Berra beat the Lady Vol defender and fired the ball past Lady Vol goalkeeper Molly Baird from 14 yards out. Baird entered Friday’s matchup without allowing a goal in the last 264 minutes in the net. With Berra’s goal in the 59th minute, Baird’s streak ended at 323 minutes.
Berra led the Lady Tigers with five shots in the match and placed two shots on goal. Junior forward Amanda Olszewski and junior midfielder Vendula Strnadova each placed two shots and one shot on goal in the match. Freshman forward Taylor Isenhower recorded one shot which was on goal. Freshman forward Averi Hallman made her second career start and recorded one shot.
Strnadova is now two shots shy of fifth place on the career shots list. Former Lady Tiger Christy Caswell (1995-98) is in fifth place with 130 shots in her career at Memphis. Strnadova is only four shots short of fourth place record holder Jennifer Vossen (1995-98) who recorded 132 shots in her career.
Tennessee outshot Memphis 17-11 in the match while Memphis and Tennessee both placed five shots on goal. Kuhar-Pitters recorded three saves in the match while Baird recorded four saves for the Lady Vols.
The Lady Tigers will return to action Sunday afternoon as they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to face the Crimson Tide. Kick-off is set for 1 pm and fans can watch live streaming video of the match by clicking the watch icon on the women’s soccer schedule page.