Early Goal by Marquette Enough to Top Lady Tigers 1-0
Oct. 22, 2004
Memphis, Tenn. - Marquette scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute and Memphis was unable to answer for the rest of the game as the Lady Tigers dropped their third straight game 1-0 to the Golden Eagles on Friday. The Tigers fall to 10-6 overall on the year and an even 4-4 in Conference USA.
Heather Goranson scored the only goal of the game at the 19:28 mark. She was able to slip in between the defense and took a pass from Julie Thompson in the box with her back toward Memphis keeper Isabel Briones. She turned around after receiving the pass and then beat Briones one-on-one.
Memphis had its best opportunities to score early in the game as they outshot the Golden Eagles 8-6 in the first half. The Tigers' best chance came midway through the first half when Shoko Mikami was taken down just outside the box. Memphis was awarded a free kick from straight away just outside the box, but that free kick by Susannah Dawells went high. Caroline Barrett also had two clear shots at the goal in the first half off centering passes but one was saved and the other wide. Barrett led the Tigers with four shots on the night.
The Tigers outshot Marquette 11-10 in the game but did not have a shot on goal in the second half. Briones made three saves in goal for Memphis while Katie Bissen made two saves to record the shutout for Marquette.
Memphis will have to recover from the loss quickly as the Tigers will travel to St. Louis on Sunday to face the first-place Saint Louis Billikens. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Robert R. Hermann Stadium.