Lady Tigers Continue Winning Streak Against Southern Miss with 2-0 Victory
Oct. 3, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--The Memphis women's soccer team set several season highs as they held Southern Miss winless in Conference USA play, handing the Golden Eagles their fourth C-USA loss of the 2010 season with a 2-0 victory on Sunday.
The Lady Tigers (8-3-1; 2-1-1 C-USA) have now held Southern Miss (3-8-1; 0-4-0) scoreless in 455 minutes of play, dating back to Oct. 8, 2006.
A shot by Samantha Polley of Southern Miss that just cleared over the crossbar in the 18th minute gave the Lady Tigers a scare. Consequently, they turned up the heat on the defensive end.
The U of M never slowed down its offensive attack and set a season high with 16 shots in the first half--the most had previously been 15 in the 4-1 win against the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Sept. 5.
In the 41st minute, senior Vendula Strnadova took a corner kick for the Lady Tigers and after an Olszewski shot was blocked by Golden Eagle's goalkeeper Lindsey Schwarner, Emmaleigh Davis punched in the rebound to the put Memphis up 2-0.
There were close calls in the second half by both teams. In the 71st minute, a shot by Chanel Elgin of Southern Miss bounced off the crossbar, spoiling what would ultimately be the Eagles last chance of the day.
Memphis had another late chance to add an insurance goal in the 89th minute when a shot by Anna Butzlaff bounced off the post. Neither team would score in the second half.
In all, the Lady Tigers held the Golden Eagles to just four shots--tying their season low for shots allowed, which also came in the game against UALR. Meanwhile, Memphis produced a season-high 10 corner kicks and their second highest number of total shots with 21.
Sunday's win pushes the Lady Tigers to 3-1-1 at home this season. Since 2004, the Lady Tigers are now 22-8-2 at home against C-USA foes. The squad is now 6-0-1 when scoring first. Looking to improve on that record, the Lady Tigers are back at Mike Rose Soccer complex on Friday, Oct. 8, when they will host conference foe East Carolina at 7:00 p.m. in the third game of their four-game home stand.