Lady Tigers Extend Winning Streak to Five with Win Over Missouri State
Sept. 30, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Lady Tigers of the University of Memphis beat Missouri State 2-0, today at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Memphis scored a goal in each half to extend their record to, 7-2. They are undefeated at home so far this season posting a 5-0 record.
"The team that we played today is a quality team who has had a lot of close matches against good opponents," said Coach Brooks Monaghan. "It's always scary when you face a team like that because they are hungry."
Junior Kylie Hayes scored Memphis' first goal of the match with an assist from midfield by sophomore Laura Laufenberg. Hayes netted the ball to the high left side of the net to give Memphis a 1-0 lead going into halftime.
"The first half we did some very good things, and in the second half I felt we were a bit stagnant. We did not play our best, but a win is a win," added Monaghan.
Senior goalkeeper Isabel Briones earned her seventh win of the season tallying four saves in the match, along with her fourth shutout this year. The Memphis defense held the Bears to eight shots the entire match.
"Overall, I am pleased to get the result. Now we're looking on to conference play. We will not be able to come out the way we did in the second half and look stagnant," said Monaghan. "In regards to non-conference play, we are happy with the record that we have (7-2). We're on a little bit of a win streak, so momentum is on our side."
The Lady Tigers will be back in action on Friday, Oct. 5, as they open up Conference USA play against the Blazers of UAB at 7 p.m. The match will be televised by CSTV, with a tape delay airing Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. CT.