Memphis Readies for Exhibition Match with Auburn on Saturday
Aug. 12, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer squad will break from the preseason practice regimen for an exhibition match with Auburn on Saturday with kickoff set for 5 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Admission to the match is free and the women's soccer exhibition will be followed by the men's soccer alumni game.
The Lady Tigers return nine starters and 16 letterwinners from the 2010 squad that finished with a 15-4-3 mark. Led by C-USA Defensive Player of the Year, the Memphis defense appears to be the strength of the club as the team readies for the 2011 season.
Nearly half of the roster this season is represented by newcomers with 15 players in their first season of collegiate soccer. With the exception of Kelley Gravlin, a redshirt-freshman, 14 players will see their first minutes of college soccer starting Saturday evening.
Auburn returns a pair of First Team All-SEC Performers in senior midfielder Katy Frierson and senior defender Julie King. Overall, Auburn returns four of its top five scorers from last year as junior forward Mary Coffed and junior midfielder Ana Cate joined Frierson and King in scoring 57 percent of the team's 109 points from last season.
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