Lady Tigers Storm into Tulsa
Oct. 18, 2008
MEMPHIS, TENN - The University of Memphis women's soccer team sits alone in second place of the C-USA standings with a 9-4-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 conference mark. The Lady Tigers look to close out the weekend with another victory on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Tulsa as they take on the (6-7-3, 1-4-1 C-USA) Golden Hurricane.
Memphis locked up its ninth victory of the year on Friday as they defeated the Mustangs of SMU 3-0. The set of goals came quickly as three different Lady Tigers found the back of the net within a seven minute time span in the second half. With 26:18 reading on the second half clock, freshman Lizzy Hildebrandt found the back of the net from long range for her second career score making the score 1-0. Sophomore Vendula Strnadova grabbed her third goal in three games and team leading fifth on the season for the Lady Tigers with 24:47 showing on the clock. Finally, with 20:25 left in the game, sophomore Ashley Berra concluded the scoring downburst as she gave the Lady Tigers a 3-0 lead.
The Lady Tigers' defense held strong again led by last week's C-USA Defensive Player of the Week sophomore Kelsey Bakker as the defense recorded its third shutout in a row and sixth in the 2008 campaign. Freshman goalkeeper Jordan Boyle has filled in well for the Lady Tigers as she registered her second shutout of her career. She has logged 469 minutes and 54 seconds of play in seven games and has a goals against average of 0.77 with a 4-1-0 record.
Solely in second place, Memphis controls its own destiny. With only four more conference games left in 2008, the Lady Tigers go to Tulsa in search for their next victory. If they are victorious in one or more of the last four contests then they will have reached the ten win plateau for the fifth straight year.
The Lady Tigers have one remaining home game on Friday, Oct. 24 against the Marshall Thundering Herd. Game time for Friday's contest is an hour earlier than most Friday home games and starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday's game is also "Senior Night" for the four Lady Tigers' seniors Kylie Hayes, Maggie Leone, Kate Murphy, and Emiko Schwab and will be their last game at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.