Lady Tigers Set To Host Pair Of C-USA Matches This Weekend
Oct. 16, 2003
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis will look to secure its first league win of the season as the Lady Tigers host a pair of Conference USA matches this weekend at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The league's top team Tulane (9-3-1, 5-1-0 C-USA) will be the Lady Tigers' opponent Friday at 7 p.m. Memphis (3-7-3, 0-4-1 C-USA) will then host Southern Miss (8-4-2, 1-4-1 C-USA) Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m.
Tulane is one of the most improved teams in the league after failing to make the Conference USA Tournament in 2002. The Green Wave have reeled off five-straight victories and have already tied the program record for wins in a season with nine.
"Tulane's success just goes to show you how competitive this league is," Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan said. "We have had our chances to get that first win in league play, we just have not done the job. Our girls are still confident though and we are going to give it our best shot this weekend."
All four of the Lady Tigers' defeats in league play have come by just one goal including a 1-0 lost to Houston last Sunday that snapped a two-match winning streak for Memphis. Southern Miss is undefeated in non-conference play but have struggled in C-USA action picking up just one win and a tie in six matches. The Lady Tigers defeated USM for the first time in school history last season taking a 1-0 decision in Hattiesburg.