Women's Soccer Opens Six-Game Home Stand Friday Versus SEMO
Go Tigers! Marissa Duguay is one of several freshmen to start this season
Go Tigers!
Marissa Duguay is one of several freshmen to start this season
Go Tigers!

Sept. 13, 2012

SEMO at Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

Friday 7:00 p.m.

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Middle Tennessee at Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

Sunday 1:00 p.m.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis (2-3-0) closes the non-conference portion of the schedule with a pair of matches at Mike Rose Soccer Complex this weekend. The Lady Tigers face SEMO (1-5-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Middle Tennessee (5-2-0) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

• Memphis begins the second-longest home stand in program history as the team will play six-straight at Mike Rose Soccer Complex to close the month of September.
• With five upperclassmen (juniors/seniors) on the 2012 roster, Memphis is the second-youngest team in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer.
• With two wins on the weekend, Memphis would avoid its first losing record in non-conference action since 2003.
• 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.

Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat SEMO      MTSU
2.00 Goals/Per 0.38 3.71
2.00 Assists/Per 0.25 2.57
.122 Shot Pct. .043 .206
.427 SOG Pct. .464 .540
16.4 Shots/Game 8.6 18.0
25 Corner Kicks 28 41
2.14 GAA 1.54 1.14
3.80 Saves/Per 5.50 3.43

Scouting SEMO
SEMO enters Friday’s match with a 1-5-2 record on the season.

The Redhawks have faced a challenging schedule thus far with matches against powerhouses Louisville, Kentucky and Nebraska among others. SEMO played to a 0-0 draw against Evansville on Tuesday. The Redhawks have scored three goals this season with the goal scorers being Erin Shulman, Courtney Luehmann and Ashley Geist.

Goalkeeper has been split between Renee Kertz and Ashton Auburchon. Aubuchon has a 2.24 goals-against average in 280 minutes while Kertz has a 1.13 goals-against average in 479 minutes.

Inside the SEMO Series
Memphis and SEMO have battled three times and the series is knotted at 1-1-1. Memphis won the last meeting 2-0 in 2006 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

Date Location Result
September 9, 2003 at Memphis 1-1 (2OT), T
September 25, 2005 at SEMO 0-1 (2OT), L
September 14, 2006 at Memphis 2-0, W

Scouting MTSU
Riding a three-game unbeaten streak, Middle Tennessee enters the weekend at 5-2 on the year.

The Blue Raiders average nearly four goals a match this season with a 10-0 win over Alabama A&M and a 7-1 defeat of East Tennessee State to their credit. Offensively, the Blue Raiders are paced by Paige Goeglein who has five goals and two assists. Whitney Jorgenson has four goals and four assists and Regina Thomas has four goals and three helpers. Overall, seven players have multiple goals and a total of 11 players have scored goals.

Middle Tennessee has had two players split time in net with Kelsey Brower getting four starts thus far. Brower has a 0.97 goals-against average and 17 saves while Jessica Cilchris has a 1.39 goals-against average and five saves.

Inside the MTSU Series
Memphis and the Blue Raiders have battled three times and Memphis owns a 2-1 series edge. Sunday’s match will be the first in the series since the Lady Tigers earned a win in Murfressboro in 2005.

Date Location Result
September 2, 2000 at Memphis 4-0, W
September 5, 2004 at Memphis 1-2, L
September 18, 2005 at MTSU 5-1, W

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.

All We Need Is Three
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 five 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.

Bounce Back
Memphis carries an impressive 35-15-3 record following a loss, dating back to 2002. Looking more closely, the Lady Tigers are 16-1-1 following a loss since the 2007 season. Of the 16 wins following a loss, 14 have come via a shutout.

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 two more goals to move into fifth on the ledger.

Player Goals
1. Kylie Hayes 43
2. Jodi Fisher 33
3. Ashley Berra 32
4. Shoko Mikami 28
5. Vendula Strnadova 23
6. Christabel Oduro 21

Strickland Debuts
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. For her performance, Simpson earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week accolades.

Remember September
Memphis carries a 66-65-9 in the month of September, but over the last five seasons, the Lady Tigers have a 27-12 record. Last season, Memphis was 7-0 with five shutouts in September.

Versus In-State Rivals
Memphis meets the second of two in-state foes on Sunday as the Lady Tigers play Middle Tennessee. The U of M is 26-10 all-time versus in-state opponents, but has played just 10 matches against in-state opponents since the 2005 season.

Where’s The Finish?
Memphis fields one of the youngest teams in NCAA Division I Soccer, so growing pains are expected. In the 2-1 loss at LSU on Sept. 10, Memphis out-shot the opposition 24-8 and held an 11-5 edge in shots on goal. The loss marked the third since 2008 when Memphis records 10 or more shots on goal in a match. In that span, Memphis is 20-3-3 when recording 10-plus shots on goal.

Looking closer, Memphis carries a 13-3-3 record when recording 20 or more shots in addition to 10 or more of those shots being on goal. The loss at LSU was the first since October 2, 2009 at UTEP where Memphis had 24 shots, 11 on goal.

Home Field Advantage
Since 2004, Memphis is 58-18-5 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Under head coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis has a 78-34-7 mark on the home turf. Year-by-year win-loss at home under Coach Monaghan is below:

Year W-L (Pct) C-USA (Pct)
2000 6-3-0 (.667) 2-3-0 (.400)
2001 4-5-1 (.450) 2-3-0 (.400)
2002 5-3-0 (.625) 3-2-0 (.600)
2003 4-4-1 (.500) 2-3-0 (.400)
2004 7-2-0 (.778) 4-1-0 (.800)
2005 7-3-0 (.700) 3-2-0 (.600)
2006 4-3-1 (.563) 3-0-1 (.876)
2007 9-1-0 (.900) 4-1-0 (.800)
2008 6-3-1 (.650) 4-1-0 (.800)
2009 6-4-0 (.600) 3-2-0 (.600)
2010 8-1-2 (.818) 4-0-2 (.833)
2011 10-1-1 (.875) 3-0-1 (.875)
2012 1-1-0 (.500) 0-0-0 (.000)
Total 78-34-7 (.685) 37-18-4 (.661)

Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 149-89-15 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.

Win # Date Opponent/Result
1 Aug. 25, 2000 San Francisco, 2-1
25 Oct. 8, 2003 UT Martin, 3-1
50 Oct. 23, 2005 Southern Miss, 5-1
75 Nov. 4, 2007 East Carolina, 2-1
100 Sept. 25, 2009 Southern Miss, 2-0
125 Nov. 7, 2010 #24 UCF, 1-0
150 ??? ???

Monaghan has guided the Lady Tigers to an impressive 110-37-10 (.732) record since 2004. Just in the last four seasons, Memphis is 87-24-7 (.767).

Year W-L (Pct) C-USA (Pct)
2000 9-11-0 (.450) 3-8-0 (.273)
2001 5-13-1 (.289) 3-7-0 (.300)
2002 9-10-1 (.475) 5-5-0 (.500)
2003 5-10-3 (.361) 2-7-1 (.250)
2004 11-8-0 (.579) 5-5-0 (.500)
2005 12-7-0 (.632) 6-3-0 (.667)
2006 11-6-3 (.625) 6-2-2 (.700)
2007 17-4-1 (.795) 7-1-1 (.833)
2008 15-5-2 (.727) 8-2-1 (.773)
2009 16-7-0 (.696) 8-3-0 (.727)
2010 15-4-3 (.750) 7-1-3 (.773)
2011 22-1-1 (.938) 10-0-1 (.955)
2012 2-3-0 (.400) 0-0-0 (.000)
Total 149-89-15 (.619) 100-56-10 (.633)

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Up Next
Memphis begins its final season in C-USA play as UCF and Southern Miss visit the Bluff City for weekend match ups.



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