Tigers Drop 1-0 Double Overtime Decision to TCU
Oct. 1, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The Memphis women's soccer team had its three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of TCU on Friday as its leading scorer, Jessi Moore, scored just 39 seconds into the second overtime to break a scoreless deadlock and give the Horned Frogs a 1-0 win over the Tigers.
The Tigers fall to 7-3 overall with the loss, 1-1 in Conference USA. It was their first overtime game of the year.
On the game-winning goal, Moore stole the ball from a Memphis defender and went in one-on-one and beat Tiger keeper Natalie Haerens.
Memphis were outshot in the game 20-11 by TCU but outshot the Horned Frogs 6-4 in the first half. The Tigers' best chance to score came in about the 15th minute when Monica Powell beat the goalie and had an open goal but missed the shot wide. Another good opportunity came with just under 10 minutes left in the first half when Carla Scanniello hit the crossbar with a shot.
The Tigers were only able to put four of those shots on goal, while TCU put 10 of its 20 shots on goal. Memphis was not able to get off a single shot in either of the overtime periods.
Natalie Haerens made nine saves in the loss for the Tigers while Lindsay White made four saves for TCU to pick up the win.
"We should have scored on a few chances in the first 25 minutes," said Memphis coach Brooks Monaghan. "We didn't finish our chances and when we made a mistake, they capitalized."
The Tigers will try to end their roadtrip on a winning note when they take on Houston on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.