Memphis Cruises Past SEMO 5-0
Sept. 14, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis (3-3-0) scored three first half goals and cruised to a 5-0 win over SEMO (1-6-2) on Friday at Mike Rose Soccer Complex to secure the 150th career win for head coach Brooks Monaghan.
After nearly 10-minutes of action with a shot, Memphis got the offensive attack moving forward as Tine Schryvers recorded the first shot in the match at the 9:46 mark, but SEMO keeper Ashton Aubuchon came up with the save.
Minutes later, Kylie Davis gave the Lady Tigers the lead as a header by Emily Adamic went into the box and was deflected to the top of the box. Davis awaited the deflection and buried it to the right post for her second goal of the season. Adamic records her first career point with the assist on the play.
The Lady Tigers added to the lead in the 26th minute as a turnover in the box led to a goal. Christabel Oduro gathered the turnover and fired a shot to the left post for her third goal of the season. For Oduro, she moves one goal shy of fifth on the career ledger with 22 career goals.
Freshman Sarah Daane gave Memphis a 3-0 lead as she scored with three minutes left in the first half. Daane made a run to the middle of the box and booted a shot toward the net, but Aubuchon punched it away. Daane was able to rocket another shot though, this time to the back of the net for her first career goal. Kaitlyn Atkins was credited with the assist as she served the ball inside the box to Daane to create the scoring opportunity.
Memphis continued the scoring barrage as Taylor Isenhower and Natalia Gomez-Junco each recorded their first goals of the year. Isenhower struck in the 60th minute as she found free space on the right side and fired a shot through the hands of the SEMO keeper. Oduro earned the assist on the play to finish the match with three points.
Gomez-Junco scored five minutes later on a strike from 20 yards out to the right post. Isenhower had a three-point half as she assisted Gomez-Junco on the goal. Freshman Christa Strickland made her first start on the home pitch and picked up the win as she collected to saves in just over 70 minutes of action. Becca Brown closed out the match and recorded one save.
The Lady Tigers out-shot the Redhawks 24-4 on the game and placed 13 of the 24 shots on goal. Memphis improves to 17-1-1 following a loss dating back to the 2007 season. The Lady Tigers also improve to 89-6-2 when scoring three or more goals and 84-4-5 when allowing one or fewer goals. Memphis betters its home record to 59-18-5 since 2004 as Monaghan improves his career record to 150-89-15.
The U of M hosts Middle Tennessee on Sunday at 1 p.m. to close out the non-conference schedule.