Lady Tigers Return Home to Face Redhawks
Sept. 13, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Lady Tiger soccer team will try to earn its first home win of the 2006 season Thursday when it hosts Southeast Missouri at 7 p.m. at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Memphis (3-3) has gone through an up and down season so far, but surprisingly the team has found most of its success on the road. The Lady Tigers are 3-1 away from home and have outscored their opponents 17-3 in those four contests. The team struggled in its two home matches, failing to score against Alabama or Samford, despite having multiple opportunities.
Last weekend, the Lady Tigers split their weekend road trip, beating Mississippi State 2-0 before falling to Ole Miss on Sunday 3-0. Now Memphis will try to get back on track and score its first home goal of the season against the Redhawks.
"We still have a lot of things that we're working on and that we need to improve before the conference season starts," said Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan. "We came out flat against Ole Miss, and I would like to see us start the game with a better effort tomorrow."
Southeast Missouri (2-2) comes in to Thursday's match off of a 3-0 win against Troy University. The Redhawks' losses came against instate rival Missouri State and a highly touted DePaul squad.
The Lady Tigers will continue their home stand, hosting Arkansas on Sunday at 1 p.m.