Lady Tigers Stumble in Florida, Fall to USF 4-0
Oct. 15, 2004
Tampa, Fla. - The Memphis women's soccer team gave up a season high in goals with four and stumbled on their first game of this weekend's road trip with a 4-0 loss at South Florida. The Tigers fall to 10-4 overall with the loss and 4-2 in Conference USA.
The Bulls struck first just 4:25 into the match as Katie Reed knocked in a pass from Danielle Malkin. Memphis keeper Natalie Haerens had originally knocked away the pass but Reed was able to regain control of it and put it past Haerens.
Almost exactly 10 minutes later, the Bulls made it 2-0 on a corner kick as Reed took the corner and Erica Lewis headed the ball in. Michelle Buskey added an unassisted goal at the 31:28 mark to put USF up 3-0 at halftime.
USF made it a 4-0 game at 65:26 when Jenny Mulvihill headed in a pass from Reed, who was credited with her second assist of the night.
Memphis was outshot on the night 19-8 but USF and just one player, Caroline Barrett, had more than one shot. Memphis, which had only given up four first-half goals all season, yielded three in tonight's first half. The four goals allowed also surpassed UM's previous high. The most the Tigers had given up in a game this year was two. Memphis did have more corner kicks (7) than USF (3). Haerens made six saves on the night while Breck Bankester made three saves for the Bulls.
The Tigers will attempt to get back in the win column on Sunday when they take on defending C-USA regular season champion UAB at 1:00 p.m. in Birmingham. Memphis has not lost consecutive games this year and will be looking to keep that streak alive.