Late Tulsa Goals Forces 1-1 Draw
Oct. 15, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - An 87th minute equalizer by Tulsa forced a 1-1 draw as Memphis (10-3-2, 4-1-2 C-USA) opened its final road trip in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday at Golden Hurricane Soccer Stadium.
Freshman forward/midfielder Christabel Oduro headed in her second career goal to give the Lady Tigers the early 1-0 lead. Vendula Strnadova served a corner kick inside the box and Christie Kline deflected the ball in Oduro's direction and Oduro put it away for Memphis. Strnadova was credited with her fourth assist of the season and Kline picked up her first career assist on the play.
Tulsa (6-8-1, 1-5-1 C-USA) netted the equalizer in the 87th minute on a goal by Jordan O'Brein. Assisted by Jasmine Mendiola, O'Brien gathered a long pass from Mendiola and fired a shot from five yards away that slipped past Memphis goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters.
Tulsa's 87th minute goal ended a 382:55 scoreless streak that began on Oct. 1 against UCF. Memphis posted three-straight shutouts following the 1-1 draw with UCF.
Memphis scattered 20 shots in the match to Tulsa's nine and posted a 10-6 edge in shots on goal. Kuhar-Pitters finished with five saves on the night and Hurricane goalkeeper Katie Bykowski finished with nine saves.
The Lady Tigers travel to Dallas, Texas for a 2 p.m. match-up with SMU on Sunday.