BATON ROUGE, La. - Memphis prepares for its final of three non-conference matches against SEC foes as the squad travels to LSU for a matchup with the Tigers on Monday at 7 p.m.
• With five upperclassmen (juniors/seniors) on the 2012 roster, Memphis is the second-youngest team in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer.
• Memphis has won nine of its last 10 matches against SEC opponents. The lone loss is the 5-1 setback at Missouri this season.
• Memphis is one of 14 teams in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer with all goalkeepers being freshmen, redshirt and/or true-freshmen.
• Head Coach Brooks Monaghan is in his 13th season at the helm of the University of Memphis women’s soccer program. He stands one win shy of 150 for his career.
Riding a three-game unbeaten streak, LSU enters Monday’s tilt with a 3-1-2 record. Junior goalkeeper Megan Kinneman made six saves against FIU, two in the first overtime period, in a 0-0 draw on Friday.
Kinneman has a 0.60 goals-against average this season, allowing four goals while making 22 stops. Kinneman has three shutouts on the year after the 0-0 draw against FIU on Friday.
Kaley Blades leads the LSU offense with two goals on the season. Five players have added a goal each to give LSU seven on the season. Fernanda Pina has a goal and two assists to tie for a team-high four points.
Inside the Series
Memphis and LSU have battled six times with each team earning three victories. Memphis has won the last three meetings and carries a 1-1 in games at LSU.
|September 15, 1995
|October 5, 1996
|September 6, 2007
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|August 21, 2009
||at #25 LSU
|August 19, 2011
Success Against The SEC
Memphis carries a 21-25-4 record against current SEC members, but the Lady Tigers sport a 16-4-1 record since 2007. In that span, Memphis has nine shutouts and has outscored the opposition 41-23. Breaking it down further, Memphis has won nine of the last 10 against SEC opponents by a combined score of 21-9.
Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 83-4-5 record when opponents score one or fewer goals. In that same span, Memphis has 60 shutouts.
Three Is The Magic Number
When scoring three or more goals in a match, the U of M carries an 88-6-2 record all-time. Under Head Coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis is 67-3-2. In the past four seasons in which Memphis has five-straight championships, the record when scoring three or more goals is 33-0-2.
When We Were Young
Head Coach Brooks Monaghan has started nine underclassmen in all four matches this season, with four or more of those nine being freshmen. Overall, Memphis has seen 12 or more underclassmen in games thus far with season-high 21 seeing action against Arkansas State on Aug. 31.
Memphis is tied with three other schools as the second-youngest squad in all of NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer. Morehead State and Virginia Military Institute are statistically the youngest teams with four upperclassmen on their rosters. Memphis is tied with Washington State and Francis Marion for the second-fewest upperclassmen with five.
Record Book Watch
With the equalizer in the 87th minute in the Sept. 6 game at Vanderbilt, Christabel Oduro became the sixth player in program history to record 20 or more goals. Oduro needs three more goals to move into fifth on the ledger.
True-freshman Christa Strickland made her debut on Sept. 6 at Vanderbilt and didn’t disappoint. Strickland made seven saves in the match, just the sixth time since 2008 that a Memphis keeper achieved that feat.
Freshman Diamond Simpson, nicknamed the “Terminator”, delivered the golden goal in Memphis’ 2-1 double-overtime win at Vanderbilt on Sept. 6. Simpson’s golden goal was the ninth in program-history and third-straight scored by a freshman.
Memphis carries a 66-64-9 in the month of September, but over the last five seasons, the Lady Tigers have a 27-11 record. Last season, Memphis was 7-0 with five shutouts in September.
Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 148-88-15 in 13 seasons. Monaghan has helped the program claim eight, 11-plus win seasons during his tenure. Below is a look at the milestone victories for Coach Monaghan.
Monaghan has guided the Lady Tigers to an impressive 110-36-10 (.737) record since 2004. Just in the last four seasons, Memphis is 87-23-7 (.774).
The sign of a good team is its play on the road and the Lady Tigers have had some great success playing away from the Bluff City. In the last four plus seasons, Memphis is 36-7-3 in road games. The Lady Tigers are 21-3-3 in conference road games since the 2007 season.
Memphis returns to the Bluff City to open a six-game homestand. The Lady Tigers take on SEMO on Friday before Middle Tennessee visits Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Monday.