No. 22 Memphis Travels West for Crucial Road Tests
Go Tigers! Taylor Isenhower and the senior class rank tied for fourth in the country with 61 wins in their careers
Go Tigers!
Taylor Isenhower and the senior class rank tied for fourth in the country with 61 wins in their careers
Go Tigers!

Oct. 4, 2012


#22 Memphis at Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Friday 5:00 p.m. (CT)
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#22 Memphis at UTEP
El Paso, Texas

Sunday 2:00 p.m. (CT)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Riding a six-game win streak, No. 22 Memphis (8-3-0, 4-0-0 C-USA) travels west to face Colorado College (7-2-4, 2-1-1 C-USA) and UTEP (7-6-0, 0-4-0 C-USA) in week three of Conference USA action. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m (CT) on Friday at Colorado College and 2 p.m. (CT) on Sunday at UTEP.

• The Lady Tigers have never won both games in the road trip to Colorado College and UTEP.

• Memphis carries a seven-game road unbeaten streak (6-0-1) in C-USA matches into the weekend. The Lady Tigers last loss in C-USA action on the road came at UTEP on Sept. 26, 2010.

• 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.

• 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 155-89-15.

Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat CC      UTEP
8-3-0 Record 7-2-4 7-6-0
4-0-0 C-USA Record 2-1-1 0-4-0
3.09 Goals/Per 1.92 1.62
3.00 Assists/Per 1.54 1.62
.164 Shot Pct. .117 .103
.469 SOG Pct. .460 .486
18.8 Shots/Game 16.4 15.7
4.91 CK/Game 7.54 3.31
1.52 GAA 0.79 1.54
3.09 Saves/Per 4.31 3.08

Scouting Colorado College
Colorado College enters their C-USA home opener with a 2-1-1 record in league play and an overall record of 7-2-4. The Colorado College Tigers battled back from a 2-0 deficit and earned a 2-2 draw at SMU on Sunday after winning 1-0 at Tulsa on Friday.

Jessie Ayers leads Colorado College with six goals on the season and has four assists to go with it. The Colorado College offense averages 1.92 goals-per game and earns seven or more corner kicks in each game.

In goal, Kate Scheele has seen the bulk of the minutes and Hanna Berglund has a third of the minutes. Scheele has a 0.90 goals-against average with 45 saves while Berglund has a 0.60 goals-against average with eight saves.

Inside the Series
Memphis holds a 4-2 advantage in the series with Colorado College, earing wins in the last four meetings. Only one of the six meetings has been one by multiple goals, a 2-0 win for Memphis in 2009. The U of M has a 1-2 record at Colorado College, winning the last meeting 1-0.

Date Location Result
Oct. 13, 2006 at Colorado College 0-1, L
Oct. 5, 2008 at Colorado College 1-2, L
Oct. 4, 2009 at Memphis 2-0, W
Nov. 6, 2009 at C-USA Tourn. 1-0, W
Sept. 24, 2010 at Colorado College 1-0, W
Oct. 16, 2011 at Memphis 2-1, W

Scouting UTEP
UTEP has played four-straight on the road to open C-USA play and sits a 0-4 in league play after suffering a 3-0 loss at SMU and a 2-1 loss at Tulsa on Sunday. Overall, the Miners are 7-6 on the season and 4-0 on the home pitch.

Tess Hall leads the Miners with six goals and six assists on the season. As a unit, UTEP averages 1.62 goals per game and 15.7 shots.

Sarah Dilling has played every minute in goal for the Miners and she sports a 1.52 goals-against average with three shutouts to her credit.

Inside the Series
UTEP is the lone C-USA team to hold a series lead on the Lady Tigers and the U of M will seek to tie the series on Sunday at 5-5. Memphis is 2-2 in four matches against the Miners in El Paso and the Lady Tigers claimed the 2007 C-USA Tournament win in El Paso. Last year, Memphis used a golden goal by Kaitlyn Atkins to knock off the Miners in the C-USA final at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

Date Location Result
Oct. 2, 2005 at Memphis 2-3, L
Nov. 2, 2005 at C-USA Tourn. 4-5, L
Oct. 15, 2006 at UTEP 1-4, L
Nov. 9, 2007 at C-USA Tourn. 1-0, W
Oct. 3, 2008 at UTEP 2-1, W
Oct. 2, 2009 at Memphis 2-3, L
Sept. 26, 2010 at UTEP 1-2, L
Oct. 14, 2011 at Memphis 3-0, W
Nov. 6, 2011 at C-USA Tourn. 2-1 (2OT), 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 East Carolin and Marshall last weekend, Christabel Oduro tied Shoko Mikami for fourth all-time with her 28 career goals. With seven points on the weekend, Oduro passed Christy Caswell for fifth place and is three points shy of Shoko Mikami (77) for fourth.

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
4. Christabel Oduro 28 5. Christabel Oduro 74

Where Do They Rank?
Memphis' senior class has had an impressive run in their four-year careers, to the tune of a 61-15-4 (.788) record. The Lady Tigers are tied for fifth in the nation with Notre Dame (61-17-7) and Denver (61-14-5).

Oduro Sets Record
Christabel Oduro has scored a goal or registered an assist in eight-straight games, the first player in program history to achieve that feat. With a goal on Friday at Colorado College she'd become the first U of M player to score a goal in seven-straight matches. Oduro has scored in six-straight, equaling the mark of Kylie Hayes in 2005.

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 87-4-5 record when opponents score one or fewer goals. In that same span, Memphis has 62 shutouts.

Three Is The Magic Number
When scoring three or more goals in a match, the U of M carries an 93-6-2 record all-time. Under Head Coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis is 72-3-2. In the past four seasons in which Memphis has five-straight championships, the record when scoring three or more goals is 38-0-2.

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 10 players have scored goals and 14 players have assists.

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.

When We Were Young
Head Coach Brooks Monaghan has started seven 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 8-3-0 (.727) 4-0-0 (1.000)
Total 155-89-15 (.627) 104-56-10 (.641)

Roc-Tober
Since 2006, Memphis sports a 39-7-6 record in the month of October. In fact, the U of M is unbeaten in its last 17 matches in October (13-0-4).

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 23-3-3 when recording 10-plus shots on goal.

Looking closer, Memphis carries a 16-3-3 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.

Road Warriors
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 36-8-3 in road games. The Lady Tigers are 21-3-3 in conference road games since the 2007 season.

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 closes out the home schedule, hosting Rice (Oct. 11) and Houston (Oct. 14).


 

 

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