Lady Tigers Take on East Carolina and Marshall at Home This Weekend
Go Tigers! Kylie Davis had game-winning goals in both of Memphis' wins last weekend
Go Tigers!
Kylie Davis had game-winning goals in both of Memphis' wins last weekend
Go Tigers!

Sept. 27, 2012


East Carolina at #25 Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

Friday 7:00 p.m.
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Marshall at #25 Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A battle for first place commences on Friday when No. 25 Memphis (6-3-0, 2-0-0 C-USA) takes on East Carolina (6-4-0, 2-0-0 C-USA) at 7 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The Lady Tigers close the six-game home stand with a 1 p.m. tilt against Marshall (5-5-0, 1-1-0 C-USA) on Sunday.

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

Kylie Davis earned national accolades for two game-winning goals last weekend. TopDrawerSoccer.com named her to the National Team of the Week as did Soccer America. Davis also was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Marissa Duguay hauled in CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll accolades. 

• 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 153-89-15.

Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat ECU      MAR
6-3-0 Record 6-4-0 5-5-0
2-0-0 C-USA Record 2-0-0 1-1-0
2.78 Goals/Per 1.10 1.80
2.56 Assists/Per 1.20 1.10
.153 Shot Pct. .100 .135
.472 SOG Pct. .491 .496
18.1 Shots/Game 11.0 13.3
5.22 CK/Game 4.60 3.70
1.75 GAA 1.29 1.47
3.11 Saves/Per 3.60 4.90

Scouting East Carolina
East Carolina sits atop the table with Memphis and Rice in the C-USA after week one with a 2-0 record. The Pirates topped UTEP and Colorado by 1-0 scores. ECU has an overall record of 6-4 as they travel to the Bluff City.

Lexi Miller paces the Pirates offense with three goals and Chrissy Gratz has two goals and an assist. Danielle Romano has four assists to lead the team. ECU averages 11 shots per game with Gratz (24) and Caty Butler (15) leading the team in shots.

Junior goalkeeper Christiane Cordero made 11 saves on the weekend to post her third and fourth shutouts of the season. Cordero carries a 1.29 goals-against average with 35 saves on the year.

Inside The East Carolina Series
Memphis holds a 10-0-2 advantage in the series against East Carolina. Four of the twelve victories for the Lady Tigers are one goal decisions, with two of those in overtime. Memphis is 4-0-1 against the Pirates at Mike Rose Soccer Complex with the last win coming in the C-USA Tournament last season, 3-0.

Date Location Result
Sept. 22, 2002 at Memphis 3-2, W
Oct. 10, 2004 at Memphis 4-1, W
Oct. 19, 2005 at East Carolina 2-1 (OT), W
Sept. 29, 2006 at Memphis 1-1 (2OT), T
Nov. 4, 2007 at East Carolina 2-1, W
Oct. 26, 2008 at East Carolina 3-3 (2OT), T
Nov. 9, 2008 C-USA Tourn. 4-1, W
Oct. 25, 2009 at East Carolina 2-1, W
Oct. 8, 2010 at Memphis 2-0, W
Oct. 2, 2011 at East Carolina 2-0, W
Nov. 4, 2011 C-USA Tourn. 3-0, W

Scouting Marshall
Marshall enters the weekend at 5-5-0 on the year and 1-1-0 in C-USA play. The Thundering Herd is coming off a 4-1 win over UTEP on Sunday and takes on UAB on Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

Chelsey Maiden and Erin Simmons pace the Herd attack with five goals each. Maiden has four assists to lead the team with 14 points.

Lindsey Kerns has logged every minute in net and sports a 1.47 goals-against average with 48 saves. Kerns has posted two shutouts and has a .762 save percentage.

Inside The Marshall Series
Memphis leads the series 7-0 against the Thundering Herd. The Lady Tigers carry a 4-0 record at home against Marshall and has outscored the Herd 14-0 in those matches.

Date Location Result
Oct. 9, 2005 at Marshall 2-1, W
Oct. 1, 2006 at Memphis 8-0, W
Nov. 2, 2007 at Marshall 3-1, W
Oct. 24, 2008 at Memphis 4-0, W
Oct. 23, 2009 at Marshall 2-1, W
Oct. 10, 2010 at Memphis 2-0, W
Sept. 30, 2011 at Marshall 1-0, W

Comeback Kids
Memphis has come-from-behind wins against Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee and UCF to its credit this season. Three comeback victories match the total from the last two seasons combined, and is the most in any season since 2006.

Year Comeback Wins (Result)
2012 Vanderbilt (2-1, 2OT), MTSU (3-2), UCF (2-1, OT)
2011 Tulsa (2-1, OT)
2010 Ole Miss (2-1), Alabama (4-1)
2009 East Carolina (2-1)
2008 UAB (2-1)
2007 UAB (2-1, OT), Arkansas (2-1, 2OT)
2006 East Carolina (2-1), Rice (4-3), UCF (2-1)
2005 East Carolina (2-1, OT)

Record Book Watch
With two goals against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 16, Christabel Oduro passed Vendula Strnadova for fifth all-time with her 26 career goals. With two goals and an assist against Southern Miss on Sept. 23, Oduro moved one point shy of fifth all-time with 67.

Player Goals Player Points
1. Kylie Hayes 43 1. Kylie Hayes 102
2. Jodi Fisher 33 2. Jodi Fisher 94
3. Ashley Berra 32 3. Ashley Berra 82
4. Shoko Mikami 28 4. Shoko Mikami 77
5. Christabel Oduro 26 5. Christy Caswell 68
6. Christabel Oduro 67

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 85-4-5 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 92-6-2 record all-time. Under Head Coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis is 71-3-2. In the past four seasons in which Memphis has five-straight championships, the record when scoring three or more goals is 37-0-2.

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 11 players have assists.

Home Field Advantage
Since 2004, Memphis is 62-18-5 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Under head coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis has a 82-34-7 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 5-1-0 (.833) 2-0-0 (1.000)
Total 82-34-7 (.695) 39-18-4 (.672)

When We Were Young
Head Coach Brooks Monaghan has started eight or more underclassmen in all nine matches this season, with four or more of those eight being freshmen. Overall, Memphis has seen 11 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.

Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 153-89-15 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

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 6-3-0 (.667) 1-0-0 (1.000)
Total 153-89-15 (.625) 102-56-10 (.637)

Remember September
Memphis carries a 70-65-9 in the month of September, but over the last five seasons, the Lady Tigers have a 31-12 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 22-3-3 when recording 10-plus shots on goal.

Looking closer, Memphis carries a 15-3-3 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.

Connect
Make sure you follow Memphis Women's Soccer on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MemphisWSoccer) and on Twitter (@MemphisWSoccer) for updates during games and throughout the season.

Up Next
Memphis hits the road for matches at Colorado College and UTEP. Memphis takes on Colorado College at 5 p.m. on Friday in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Lady Tigers travel to UTEP for a 2 p.m. match on Sunday.


 

 

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