Blazers Come From Behind to Top Lady Tigers
Oct. 18, 2004
Birmingham, Ala. - After not having lost back-to-back game for the first 14 contests this year, the women's soccer team dropped its second straight game on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to UAB. The loss drops the Tigers to 10-5 overall, and 4-3 in C-USA.
The Tigers got on the scoreboard first as freshman Vicki Greenwell finally notched her first goal of the year after recording six assists on the year to lead to team. She let go a shot from just outside the box on the left side at the 32:19 mark to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
The Blazers tied the game up just a short time later as Jenny Rynders scored a goal off an assist from Sally Palmer at 38:09. Memphis goalkeeper Isabel Briones, playing in her home state, made a great save on the initial shot but Rynders scored on the rebound.
The score remained tied at halftime but UAB took the lead on a Jessica Barr goal at the 61:10 mark. Memphis had a few opportunities to tie it but a shot by Leanne McGee hit the post late in the second half and Shoko Mikami was unable to finish the rebound.
Briones, seeing action in just her third game of the year while starting only her second, made 12 saves on the afternoon.
Memphis returns home next weekend to take on Marquette on Friday night before traveling to first-place Saint Louis next Sunday.