Christabel Oduro Breaks Scoring Record in @MemphisWSoccer 3-1 Loss at USF
Oct. 18, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – Christabel Oduro’s early goal gave Memphis (9-5, 2-4 American) a 1-0 advantage, but USF (8-4-3, 3-3 American) scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Lady Tigers 3-1 in Tampa, Fla, on Friday night.
USF attacked early as an early shot deflection resulted in a corner kick for the Bulls. Freshman goalkeeper Maryse Bard-Martel punched away the shot off the corner kick and the rebound attempt sailed wide of the target.
Memphis wasted little time on the counter attack as Kaitlyn Atkins served a high-arcing pass ahead to Christabel Oduro. The feed from Atkins helped Oduro breakaway from the USF defense and she put away the chance for her ninth goal of the season. Atkins tied the single-season record for assists with her 12th helper on the year.
The goal by Oduro gave the senior forward the program scoring record with 104 points. Oduro passes Kylie Hayes’ record of 102 points set in the 2005-08. Oduro has 41 goals along with 22 assists to total 104 points.
USF used a breakaway chance to equalize in the 39th minute. Olivia Chance broke away from the Lady Tigers defense and slipped the goal past Bard-Martel to send the match to halftime deadlocked at 1-1. USF held a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal in the first half and a 10-3 advantage in total shots. Bard-Martel had four saves in the period while a Memphis defender stopped another shot from crossing the goal line.
The Bulls seized the momentum quickly after the halftime break putting away two goals in a span of 53 seconds to take a 3-1 lead. At 46:04, Sarah Miller fired a shot from 10 yards away for the goal. After a shot was blocked in the box, Demi Stokes gathered the ball and finished a shot from 15 yards for the goal at 46:57.
Memphis was able to get four shots on goal in the second half, but USF goalkeeper Christiane Endler saved each. Endler finished the match with six saves while Bard-Martel saved four for the U of M. The Bulls out-shot the Lady Tigers 17-11 in the match with a slight 8-7 advantage in shots on goal.
The Lady Tigers close out the road schedule at UCF on Sunday with a 12 p.m. (CT) match.