GAMEDAY CENTRAL: @MemphisWSoccer v Lipscomb
Aug. 25, 2014
"We're extremely excited to get home. There's nothing like playing in your own backyard. We're here to carry the momentum from the last game into our home opener."
Memphis (1-0-0) and Lipscomb (1-1-0) are set to face each other for the first time.
Memphis went on the road and defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 2-1 with two second half goals from Valerie Sanderson. The U of M played with 10 women for 75 minutes after the Lady Tigers conceded a penalty and Marissa Duguay was given a straight red card.
Monaghan said he wants to see his team build on its performance from Sunday night.
"We played a man down on Sunday, but I want us to bring the same passion and the same energy on Tuesday night," he said. "The goal is to improve with each match, so from a tactical standpoint we hope to take another step in the right direction."
Lipscomb dropped its season opener Friday night at home 2-0 to Western Kentucky. The Lady Bisons bounced back on Sunday to trounce Alabama A&M 7-0 to split the weekend's games.
"They're a well-coached team," Monaghan said."We've been able to do a little research on them, and they're well organized. We know that we're going to be a big game for them, so we expect their best."
Memphis is 14-4-1 all-time in home openers, and has won eight of the past 10. In that time, the Lady Tigers have outscored opponents 33-6.