Lady Tiger Pair Finds Success in Summer League
July 25, 2006
ARVADA, Col. -- University of Memphis women's soccer players Isabel Briones and Emiko Schwab continue to excel this summer in the United Soccer Leagues' W-League, helping the Mile High Edge to the first playoff appearance in club history.
Briones, who will be a junior for the Lady Tigers next year, started at goalkeeper for Memphis in 18 of 19 matches last season and was twice selected as Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
For the Edge, Briones has started 10 of 12 contests, allowing only 1.81 goals per match. The Gadsen, Ala. native has also racked up 64 saves, including five in the first half of a critical 1-1 tie with the San Diego Gauchos.
Schwab, a midfielder for the Lady Tigers, was selected to the W-League Team of the Week in week two after scoring the game winning goal against Mile High division rival Fort Collins.
The Lady Tiger duo will look to continue to lead their squad Sunday when the Edge travel to Seattle to face the Sounders-Saints at 9 p.m. (CST) in the opening round of the W-League playoffs.