Memphis Falls to Oregon State in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament
Nov. 12, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. - Playing in its' fourth-straight NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup, the University of Memphis women's soccer squad fell 5-0 to Oregon State on Friday in opening round play at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
"Obviously we're disappointed," said head coach Brooks Monaghan. "Oregon State is a very good team. Going into halftime, it was 1-0, and I felt really good. We talked about a few things and unfortunately, I don't want to say our players didn't listen, but the things we brought up, Oregon State capitalized on."
After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on a goal by Jenna Richardson, Oregon State score four goals in the second half for the 5-0 victory. Richardson scored two more goals in the 50th and 60th minutes, respectively, to help the Beavers advance to the second round. Chelsea Buckland and Melinda Ingalls also added goals for Oregon State.
Memphis finishes the season 15-4-3 as winners of four-straight Conference USA Championships. The Lady Tigers joined 13 other programs as the only women's soccer teams to claim four-straight conference titles in NCAA history.
The 2010 senior class finishes as the winningest class in program history with 63 wins and four C-USA championships. The Lady Tigers posted a 0.85 goals-against average this season which is ranked second for a single-season in program history.