Lady Tigers Host Rice in NSCAA Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel
Go Tigers! Senior defender Bailey Pembroke is one of four seniors to be honored on Senior Day Sunday.
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Senior defender Bailey Pembroke is one of four seniors to be honored on Senior Day Sunday.
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Oct. 10, 2012


Rice at Memphis
Mike Rose Soccer Complex 

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis (9-4-0, 5-1-0 C-USA) welcomes Rice (7-5-3, 4-1-1 C-USA) to Mike Rose Soccer Complex for the NSCAA Game of the Week broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The Lady Tigers close the home schedule Sunday against Houston (4-6-3, 0-2-3 C-USA) at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.

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• Memphis and Rice have met six times and every meeting has gone wire-to-wire with one-goal margins and one draw.

• Memphis is coming off its first C-USA loss in 742 days with the 4-1 loss at UTEP. In that span, Memphis was 25-0-4 against league opponents.

• 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.

Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat RICE      HOU
9-4-0 Record 7-5-3 4-6-3
5-1-0 C-USA Record 4-1-1 0-2-3
2.85 Goals/Per 1.13 1.00
2.69 Assists/Per 1.00 0.62
.163 Shot Pct. .068 .112
.463 SOG Pct. .406 .491
17.5 Shots/Game 16.7 8.9
5.31 CK/Game 4.87 2.38
1.66 GAA 0.96 1.46
3.23 Saves/Per 4.87 4.69

Scouting Rice
Rice is even in the loss column with the Lady Tigers with one loss in league play. The Owls tied East Carolina on Sunday and trail Memphis by two points in the C-USA standings.

Holly Hargreaves leads the Owls with eight goals and three assists. Lauren Hughes has chipped in with six goals and two assists.

In goal, Amy Czyz has played every match and she sports a 1.01 goals-against average with 71 saves and three shutouts.

Inside the Series
Memphis holds a 4-1-1 advantage in the series with the Owls. The U of M has won the last two meetings, both 1-0 shutouts. Every match in the series has been a close game, with games decided by one goal or ending in a draw.

Date Location Result
Oct. 20, 2006 at Memphis 4-3, W
Oct. 14, 2007 at Rice 1-1 (2OT), T
Oct. 12, 2008 at Memphis 1-0, W
Oct. 11, 2009 at Rice 1-2, L
Oct. 22, 2010 at Memphis 1-0, W
Sept. 25, 2011 at Rice 1-0, W

Scouting Houston
Houston enters the week with a 4-6-3 record and sits at 0-2-3 in C-USA play. The Cougars tied Marshall, 1-1, on Sunday after suffering a 3-0 loss to East Carolina on Friday.

Jasmine Martinez paces the Houston offense with five goals on the season while Kayla Walker has three goals and two assists.

Cami Koski has played every minute in goal for the Cougars and she sports a 1.46 goals-against average with two shutouts to her credit.

Inside the Series
Memphis holds a slim 7-6-1 edge in the series with Houston. After the Cougars won the first six meetings, Memphis has won the last two and is unbeaten in the last eight.

Date Location Result
Oct. 18, 1998 at Houston 0-2, L
Oct. 15, 1999 at Memphis 1-3, L
Oct. 22, 2000 at Houston 0-3, L
Oct. 19, 2001 at Houston 1-2, L
Oct. 27, 2002 at Memphis 0-1, L
Oct. 15, 2003 at Houston 0-1, L
Oct. 3, 2004 at Houston 2-0, W
Oct. 22, 2006 at Memphis 3-0, W
Oct. 12, 2007 at Houston 3-0, W
Oct. 10, 2008 at Memphis 1-0, W
Oct. 9, 2009 at Houston 2-0, W
Oct. 24, 2010 at Memphis 1-1 (2OT), T
Nov. 5, 2010 C-USA Tourn. 1-0, W
Sept. 23, 2011 at Houston 2-1, W

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.

Bounce Back Part II
For the first time since Oct. 1, 2010, Memphis looks to bounce back from a C-USA loss. The Lady Tigers went 25-0-4 in a span from Oct. 1, 2010 to Sunday's loss at UTEP without losing a C-USA match. In the span of 742 days, Memphis outscored the C-USA opposition 65-17 with 18 shutouts.

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 last weekend, Christabel Oduro moved past Shoko Mikami for fourth all-time with her 30 career goals. Oduro needs two more scores to tie Ashley Berra for third all-time. Two goals over the weekend helped Oduro pass Shoko Mikami (77) for fourth place in career points with 78. Oduro needs four points to tie Ashley Berra for third.

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. Christabel Oduro 30 4. Christabel Oduro 78
5. Shoko Mikami
28 5. Shoko Mikami 77

Impressive Seniors
Memphis' senior class has had an impressive run in their four-year careers, to the tune of a 62-16-4 (.780) record. Courtesy of research done by CollegeSoccer360.com in their "Senior Salute", Memphis is ranked tied for fifth in the nation with the 62 wins.

Team Four-Year Record
1. Stanford 84-3-4 (.945)
2. Oklahoma State 67-17-7 (.775)
3. Florida State 65-19-3 (.773)
4. Dayton 63-12-7 (.811)
5. North Carolina 62-14-7 (.789)
5. Memphis 62-16-4 (.780)
5. Notre Dame 62-17-8 (.759)
5. Florida 62-19-6 (.747)
9. UCLA 61-12-9 (.799)
10. Marquette 59-16-7 (.762)

Oduro Sets Record
Christabel Oduro has scored a goal or registered an assist in 10-straight games, the first player in program history to achieve that feat. With a goal in Thursday's match, Oduro could equal Kylie Hayes (2005) for the most consecutive games with a goal scored at six games.

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 88-4-5 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.

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.

Roc-Tober
Since 2006, Memphis sports a 40-8-6 record in the month of October. In fact, the U of M has won 18 of its last 19 matches in October (14-1-4).

Home Field Advantage
Since 2004, Memphis is 64-18-5 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Under head coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis has a 84-34-7 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 7-1-0 (.875) 4-0-0 (1.000)
Total 84-34-7 (.700) 41-18-4 (.683)

Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 156-90-15 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 50 Oct. 23, 2005 Southern Miss, 5-1 100 Sept. 25, 2009 Southern Miss, 2-0 150 Sept. 10, 2012 SEMO, 5-0

Win # Date Opponent/Result
1 Aug. 25, 2000 San Francisco, 2-1
50 Oct. 23, 2005 Southern Miss, 5-1
100 Sept. 25, 2009 Southern Miss, 2-0
150 Sept. 10, 2012 SEMO, 5-0

Monaghan has guided the Lady Tigers to an impressive 115-38-10 (.736) record since 2004. Since 2007, Memphis is 94-25-7 (.773).

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 9-4-0 (.692) 5-1-0 (.833)
Total 156-90-15 (.626) 105-57-10 (.640)

Proceed With Caution
Memphis has been called for 10 yellow cards this season. NCAA rules state that when a player is called for a fifth, they must serve a one-game suspension. Currently, Christabel Oduro (4), Taylor Isenhower (1), Madison Oyer (1), Natalia Gomez-Junco (1), Diamond Simpson (1), Carly Cassady (1) and Marissa Duguay (1) have been issued yellow cards.

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.

Connect
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Up Next
Memphis travels to Tulsa (Oct. 19) and SMU (Oct. 21) for C-USA matches.


 

 

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