DePaul Deals Lady Tigers 2-1 Overtime Loss In C-USA Women's Soccer Action
Sept. 26, 2003
Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to DePaul Friday at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex as the Blue Demons (7-2-0, 3-0-0 C-USA) staged a late rally to remain undefeated in Conference USA women's soccer action. The loss was the second-consecutive 2-1 defeat handed to the Lady Tigers (1-5-3, 0-2-1 C-USA) in league play.
Forward Julianne Sitch tied the match at one for the Blue Demons with just over two minutes to play in regulation and reserve Kelly DeBaene netted the game-winner just under four minutes into the first overtime. Memphis yielded 20 shots before Sitch finally put one in the net for the visitors lifting a shot over Memphis goalkeeper Kari Rawe for the Blue Demons' equalizer.
The Lady Tigers only had six shot attempts in the match, but they put three of those on goal including Kirsty Marr's third goal of the season in the 49th minute. Marr chipped a shot over DePaul goalkeeper Lindsey Deason into the upper-left post off a pass from forward Yuiko Konno. It was the first assist of Konno's career.
Memphis could not crack a stingy DePaul defense after Marr's strike and the Blue Demon's offense kept cracking away until Sitch scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Bren Sugarmen was credited with the assist on the first goal while Jennifer Heil set up the game-winner with a through ball to DeBaene that the reserve put past a diving Rawe just inside the right post.
The Lady Tigers return to action Sunday at the MRSC with a match against Marquette slated for 1 p.m.