Memphis Ties Houston 1-1 After Cougars Strike Up 58th-minute Goal
Oct. 24, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-Two weather delays for a total of 105 minutes, did not stop the Lady Tigers from reaching 100 points on the season in their 1-1 draw against Houston at Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Sunday.
The first strike by Memphis (12-3-3, 6-1-3 C-USA), and the team's 100th points this year, came in the 10th minute when a shot by freshman forward Rasheeda Ansari hit off the crossbar and senior forward Ashley Berra, sent the rebound inside the right post past Houston keeper Camile Koski.
The assist was Ansari's third this season and Berra's fifth goal on the year tied her with Taylor Isenhower as the team's leading scorer.
Berra's notch was the only score before lightning in the area stopped play for a 63-minute weather delay. After play resumed, neither team scored in the remainder of the first half and during the halftime break, lightning in the area struck up another 42-minute delay.
Once the squads were back on the field, it was the Cougars (11-4-3, 6-2-2 C-USA) who found the back of the net for the equalizer. In the 58th minute, a header by Houston's Casey Bush off a corner kick by Jasmine Martinez made its way past Memphis keeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters. The goal marked the first time the Cougars have scored on the Lady Tigers in five games, dating back to 2003.
The teams continued to battle through two overtimes, where the only two shots taken on goal were by the Lady Tigers, but neither team was able to pull ahead. All three of Memphis' draws this season came in conference match-ups.
The Lady Tigers have only one match-up remaining in the 2010 regular season campaign. That game against conference foe UAB is slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.