First Half Goals Lift @MemphisWSoccer Past Temple

Oct. 24, 2013

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Three first half goals was all the University of Memphis women's soccer team needed Thursday as the Lady Tigers (10-7-0, 3-5-0) secured a 3-0 win over Temple (6-10-1, 1-7-0) at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

The Lady Tigers didn't waste time getting on the board as a corner kick from Carly Cassady went to Nugene Nugent, who found the inside of the near post for a 1-0 Memphis lead in the sixth minute.

Memphis continued to control the ball in the first period, getting shots from Nugent and Kylie Davis that went just over the crossbar.

In the 23rd minute, Emily Adamic delivered a ball to Christabel Oduro on the left side of the box before Oduro sent in a rocket that found the right corner to extend the Lady Tigers' advantage to 2-0. The goal was Oduro's 42nd of her career, just one shy of tying Kylie Hayes' program record.

Memphis pushed away from Temple in the 31st minute as Danielle Tolmais found Oduro in the box before Oduro crossed it into Valerie Sanderson right in front of the goal for an easy chip in and a 3-0 lead. Sanderson's goal was the 12th of the season to push her within two of the single-season scoring record for a freshman.

Memphis' defense limited Temple to just one shot in the first period, outshooting the Owls 8-1.

Temple attacked the Memphis defense in the opening minutes of the second half with the shots in the first seven minutes. However, the Lady Tigers escaped any damage with two shots going high and keeper Maryse Bard-Martel collecting her first save of the game in the 52nd minute.

Memphis continued to attack on the offensive side but Temple goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff added two saves to prevent more damage. The Owls wouldn't control the ball much in the latter part of the half as Memphis held on to a 3-0 victory.

Memphis closes out the regular season Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest against UConn at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.



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