Women's Soccer Team Drops C-USA Road Match To UAB 2-1
Oct. 26, 2003
Birmingham, Ala. - The University of Memphis women's soccer team came up a goal short for the sixth time in Conference USA play as the Lady Tigers dropped a 2-1 decision to UAB Sunday at West Campus Field. The Blazers tallied the go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute and held on for their seventh C-USA victory of the season.
Memphis (5-9-3, 2-6-1 C-USA) forward Yuiko Konno had her team-leading 11th goal in the contest which equals the third most goals ever scored by a Lady Tiger in a season.
UAB (12-4, 7-2 C-USA) outshot Memphis 6-3 in a scoreless first half, but the Lady Tigers put all three of their shots on goal forcing UAB goalkeeper Katie Forbis to make three saves in the opening 45 minutes.
The Blazers kept the offensive pressure on in the second half and scored first when Midfielder Jennifer Williams sent a one-timer past Memphis goalkeeper Kari Rawe in the 52nd minute. Williams' goal was the first of her season.
Memphis squared the match at one when Konno headed in a free kick by Nicky McLeod in the 68th minute. The assist tied McLeod with three other Lady Tigers for the team lead with three helpers on the season.
Just over three minutes following Konno's goal, UAB forward Tara Kidwell knocked home the game-winner past a diving Rawe on assist by Jill Knottek. The Blazers kept Memphis from scoring the equalizer over the final 18 minutes of the match as Forbis finishedwith six saves. Rawe finished with three saves all coming in the first half.
UAB held a 12-8 advantage on shots and a 4-1 advantage on corner kicks for the match. Memphis was whistled for 12 fouls while the Blazers only had six.
The Lady Tigers will conclude their season with a road match at TCU on Halloween day, Oct. 31, with an afternoon kickoff at 2 p.m.