Lady Tigers Host No. 6 UCF and Southern Miss to Open C-USA Play
Go Tigers! Head Coach Brooks Monaghan looks to lead Memphis to first win over UCF on home field (0-3-1)
Go Tigers!
Head Coach Brooks Monaghan looks to lead Memphis to first win over UCF on home field (0-3-1)
Go Tigers!

Sept. 20, 2012


No. 6 UCF at Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

Friday 7:00 p.m.
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Southern Miss at Memphis
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Sunday 1:00 p.m.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two teams who have won or shared the Conference USA crown the last five seasons square off on Friday as Memphis (4-3-0) hosts No. 6 UCF (6-1-1) at Mike Rose Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Sunday, Memphis welcomes Southern Miss (3-3-1) to the Bluff City for a 1 p.m. tilt.

• Memphis continues the second-longest home stand in program history as the team is in the midst of 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.

• Memphis carries a 7-7-2 record in C-USA openers and is unbeaten in the last nine (7-0-2).

• Memphis is one of 14 teams in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer with all goalkeepers being freshmen, redshirt and/or true-freshmen.

• Big East preview - Memphis and UCF join the Big East Conference next season.

• Head Coach Brooks Monaghan is in his 13th season at the helm of the University of Memphis women’s soccer program. He earned his 150th career win against SEMO (Sept. 14) and has a career record of 151-89-15.

Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat UCF      USM
2.57 Goals/Per 2.00 1.29
2.43 Assists/Per 1.63 0.86
.144 Shot Pct. .132 .089
.472 SOG Pct. .537 .347
17.9 Shots/Game 15.1 14.4
4.86 CK/Game 4.38 3.43
1.82 GAA 0.60 1.09
3.43 Saves/Per 3.63 5.43

Scouting UCF
UCF enters Friday’s match ranked in the top 10 of most national polls. The Knights have a 6-1-1 record and are unbeaten in their last five matches.

The Knights average two goals a game and are led by Nicolette Radovcic’s five goals. Four others players have two goals on the year giving UCF a balanced attack.

Lianne Maldonado has seen the bulk of minutes between the posts as she has a 0.66 goals-against average in 545 minutes. She has 23 saves for an .852 save percentage.

Inside the Series
Memphis and UCF have had some of the most highly competitive matches over the past several seasons. Memphis owns a 7-3-1 record against the Knights, but seven of the 11 matches have been ties or decided by one goal. The Lady Tigers have a 0-3-1 record against the Knights at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

Date Location Result
October 21, 2005 at Memphis 0-1, L
October 6, 2006 at UCF 2-1, W
October 28, 2007 at Memphis 1-2 (2OT), L
November 11, 2007 C-USA Tourn. 2-0, W
September 28, 2008 at Memphis 1-2 (OT), L
November 7, 2008 C-USA Tourn. 2-0, W
September 27, 2009 at UCF 1-0, W
November 8, 2009 C-USA Tourn. 3-0, W
October 1, 2010 at Memphis 1-1 (2OT), T
November 7, 2010 C-USA Tourn. 1-0, W
October 23, 2011 at UCF 3-0, W

Scouting Southern Miss
Southern Miss carries a .500 record into the opening weekend of conference play. The Golden Eagles face UAB in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday before travelling to face Memphis on Sunday.

The Golden Eagles are led by three goals by Danica Roberts and two scores from Chelsea Cruthirds.

In goal, Lindsey Schwaner has 34 saves in 648 minutes for a 1.11 goals-against average.

Inside the Series
Memphis leads the series with Southern Miss 10-4 and has won the last 10 meetings, dating back to the 2002 season.

Date Location Result
September 18, 1998 at Southern Miss 3-6, L
September 19, 1999 at Memphis 1-3, L
October 1, 2000 at Southern Miss 2-3, L
October 12, 2001 at Memphis 1-2, L
October 18, 2002 at Southern Miss 1-0, W
October 22, 2003 at Memphis 3-2, W
October 23, 2005 at Memphis 5-1, W
October 8, 2006 at Southern Miss 4-1, W
October 26, 2007 at Memphis 4-0, W
November 7, 2007 C-USA Tourn. 6-0, W
September 26, 2008 at Memphis 2-0, W
September 25, 2009 at Southern Miss 2-0, W
October 3, 2010 at Memphis 2-0, W
October 21, 2011 at Southern Miss 3-0, W

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 84-4-5 record when opponents score one or fewer goals. In that same span, Memphis has 61 shutouts.

Three Is the Magic Number
When scoring three or more goals in a match, the U of M carries an 90-6-2 record all-time. Under Head Coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis is 69-3-2. In the past four seasons in which Memphis has five-straight championships, the record when scoring three or more goals is 35-0-2.

Conference Opener
Memphis carries a 7-7-2 record in conference openers and is unbeaten in its last nine C-USA openers. On the home field in a conference opener, Memphis is 6-6-4 and is 0-1-2 in the last three.

Spread The Wealth
In Memphis’ 5-0 win over SEMO on Sept. 14, five different players scored goals. The Lady Tigers sport a balanced offense as nine players have scored goals and 10 players have assists.

When We Were Young
Head Coach Brooks Monaghan has started eight or more underclassmen in all seven matches this season, with four or more of those eight being freshmen. Overall, Memphis has seen 12 or more underclassmen in games thus far with season-high 22 seeing action against SEMO on Sept. 14.

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 36-15-3 record following a loss, dating back to 2002. Looking more closely, the Lady Tigers are 17-1-1 following a loss since the 2007 season. Of the 17 wins following a loss, 15 have come via a shutout.

Record Book Watch
With two goals against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 16, Christabel Oduro passed Vendula Strnadova for fifth all-time with her 24 career goals.

Player Goals
1. Kylie Hayes 43
2. Jodi Fisher 33
3. Ashley Berra 32
4. Shoko Mikami 28
5. Christabel Oduro 24

Terminator 2.0
In the final weekend of non-conference play, head coach Brooks Monaghan and staff moved Diamond Simpson to defender. The move paid off as the Lady Tigers held the opposition to two goals in the two games while outscoring the foes 8-2.

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 68-65-9 in the month of September, but over the last five seasons, the Lady Tigers have a 29-12 record. Last season, Memphis was 7-0 with five shutouts in September.

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 21-3-3 when recording 10-plus shots on goal.

Looking closer, Memphis carries a 14-3-3 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 60-18-5 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Under head coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis has a 80-34-7 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 3-1-0 (.750) 0-0-0 (.000)
Total 80-34-7 (.690) 37-18-4 (.661)


Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 151-89-15 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 Sept. 10, 2012 SEMO, 5-0

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 Sept. 10, 2012 SEMO, 5-0

Monaghan has guided the Lady Tigers to an impressive 112-37-10 (.736) record since 2004. Just in the last four seasons, Memphis is 89-24-7 (.771).

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 4-3-0 (.571) 0-0-0 (.000)
Total 151-89-15 (.622) 100-56-10 (.633)

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Up Next
Memphis closes the six-game home stand with matches against East Carolina and Marshall next weekend.


 

 

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