Lady Tigers Soccer Knocks Down Tulsa, 3-0
Oct. 19, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kylie Hayes scored the 33rd goal of her career, as she helped to lead the Lady Tigers soccer team past Tulsa tonight, in a 3-0, shutout. Every Lady Tiger played in tonight's match up, to make tonight's win a team effort.
The Lady Tigers were able to keep possession of the ball for the majority of the first half, holding the Golden Hurricane to one shot the entire period.
"The first half, I felt we controlled the game," said Coach Brooks Monghan. "We were a little lackadaisical the first half and the game wasn't as exciting as I would have liked."
Senior forward, Harumi Someya scored her seventh goal of the season as she gave the Lady Tigers a 1-0 lead, with nine minutes to go in the first half.
Junior midfielder, Emiko Schwab nailed a header to the left side of the net, to make it her third consecutive game scoring a goal. Tonight was her fifth goal of the season.
Hayes' goal marked her seventh of the season and put her tied at the top of the leader board for career goals. With one more goal, Hayes will pass assistant coach Jodi Grant for the record.
"The energy was much better in the second half. I thought we should have scored a few more goals," said Monaghan. "Krista Turner had an exceptional game her energy was amazing."
Freshman forward, Krista Turner assisted on each of the Lady Tigers three goals.
Memphis continued to battle the entire match as, freshman defender Stacey Radcliffe blocked a shot with 18 seconds to go, denying the Golden Hurricanes any last chance at a goal.
"The environment tonight was a little stagnant and we didn't have the band, but we still found a way to get it done," said Monaghan. "I'm proud of the ladies and on Sunday we need to bring more energy for 90 minutes. Now it's time for SMU."
The Lady Tigers are back in action on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. They will take on the Mustangs of SMU at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.