Lady Tigers Enter Regular Season Play
Aug. 29, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer team opens up the regular season with a match against the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m., at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Memphis will then travel to the University of Arkansas to take on the Lady Razorbacks on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m.
The Lady Tigers wrapped up preseason play on Saturday, Aug. 25, with a 1-0 overtime win against Western Kentucky. After a slight rain delay, Memphis entered the field ready to play. The Lady Tigers came out a little sluggish in the first half, but returned in the second with a newfound energy. The Lady Tigers and Hilltoppers could not capitalize in the second half and were forced to go into overtime. Freshman Vendula Strnadova scored the game winning goal with about 1:55 left on the clock. Strnadova dribbled down midfield then hit a shot about 20 yards out to give Memphis the win.
Memphis will have ten home games this season, with the last five being conference matches. The Lady Tigers play conference foes UAB, Tulsa, SMU, Southern Miss and UCF all at home. The match against UAB will be televised by CSTV and tape delayed airing on Sunday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT.
The Lady Tigers were picked to finish in the top five in the league's preseason poll. Conference USA Tournament play begins Wed., Nov. 7, with all games being held at UTEP.