Women's Soccer Drops Home Finale 1-0 To USF
Oct. 24, 2003
Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer team concluded its home schedule with a 1-0 loss to USF on Senior Night Friday at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The Lady Tigers (5-8-3, 2-5-1 C-USA) outshot the Bulls (7-6-2, 5-2-1 C-USA) 13-9, but the visitors converted a corner kick in the 77th minute to escape with a Conference USA road victory.
The loss snapped a two-match winning streak for the Lady Tigers, who have lost all five of their league matches by just one goal this season.
Jenny Mulvihill broke the scoreless tie as she headed in a corner kick by Katie Reed from six yards out. It was Mulvihill's fifth goal of the season and only the second shot on goal by the Bulls in the match. The Lady Tigers put seven shots on goal and one off the cross bar, but could not get anything by USF goalkeeper Breck Bankester.
"This is a tough loss," Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "We had our chances to score some goals, but could not seem to catch a break tonight. They capitalized on the corner and it proved to be the difference in the game."
The teams battled through a scoreless first half as the Lady Tigers outshot the Bulls 9-4. Memphis had several good scoring chances in the opening half forcing Bankester to make four saves. USF defender Tara Escribano was also credited with a team save after she cleared a shot by Memphis defender Jocelyn Raine that had sailed past Bankester.
Memphis forward Kirsty Marr, who had four of the nine first half shots, put two attempts on goal and sent one off the crossbar with under a minute to play in the half. Marr had two more shots on goal in the second half to finish with a game-high six shot attempts.
Memphis returns to action Sunday on the road when the Lady Tigers travel to Birmingham to face UAB at 2 p.m.