Women's Soccer Looks To Snap Losing Skid at Tulsa and SMU This Weekend
Go Tigers! Averi Hallman and the Lady Tigers look to get back in the win column this weekend at Tulsa and SMU
Go Tigers!
Averi Hallman and the Lady Tigers look to get back in the win column this weekend at Tulsa and SMU
Go Tigers!

Oct. 18, 2012



Memphis at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla. 

Friday 6:00 p.m.
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Memphis at SMU
Dallas, Texas

Sunday 2:00 p.m. 
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TULSA, Okla. – Memphis (9-6-0, 5-3-0 C-USA) looks to snap a three-game losing skid when the women’s soccer squad faces Tulsa (8-5-3, 3-3-2 C-USA) on Friday at 6 p.m. The Lady Tigers play SMU (7-6-3, 3-2-3 C-USA) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dallas.

• Memphis has lost three-straight C-USA games for the first time since the 2004 season and is on the first three-game losing skid since 2006 including non-conference matches.
• The U of M has been shutout in back-to-back games for the first time since September of the 2006 campaign.
• 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 TLS     SMU
9-6-0 Record 8-5-3 7-6-3
5-3-0 C-USA Record 3-3-2 3-2-3
2.47 Goals/Per 1.75 1.62
2.33 Assists/Per 1.75 1.75
.146 Shot Pct. .117 .121
.465 SOG Pct. .469 .433
16.9 Shots/Game 14.9 13.4
5.20 CK/Game 4.56 6.00
1.64 GAA 0.77 1.23
3.40 Saves/Per 4.44 3.75

Scouting Tulsa
Tulsa is even in the loss column in the C-USA standings with the U of M. Tulsa sits a 8-5-3 overall and 3-3-2 in league play.

Claire Nicholson paces the Golden Hurricane offense with five goals on the year and Camille Pelley has four goals and four assists. Overall, 11 players have goals and 13 different players have assists.

In goal, Katie Bykowski and Hayley Harryman have split the minutes and the duo has led Tulsa to a 0.77 goals-against average. Bykowski has allowed just five goals and has four shutouts to her credit while Harryman has conceded eight goals and made 37 saves.

InsideThe Series
Memphis holds a 4-1-1 advantage in the series with the Golden Hurricane. The U of M has won six of the last seven meetings, with the exception being a 1-1 draw at Tulsa in 2010.

Date Location Result
Oct. 1, 1995 at Tulsa 0-5, L
Oct. 28, 2005 at Tulsa 1-0, W
Oct. 19, 2007 at Memphis 3-0, W
Oct. 19, 2008 at Tulsa 4-2, W
Oct. 18, 2009 at Memphis 1-0, W
Oct. 15, 2010 at Tulsa 1-1 (2OT), T
Oct. 9, 2011 at Memphis 4-0, W
Nov. 2, 2011 C-USA Tourn. 2-1 (OT), W

Scouting SMU
SMU is unbeaten in its last three outings with wins on the road against UCF and Marshall. The Mustangs tied East Carolina, 0-0, last Friday and carry a 7-6-3 mark into the weekend.

Shelby Redman and Kenzie Scovill lead the way for SMU with six goals each. Redman has six assists to go along with the six goals.

Lauryn Bodden has seen the bulk of the action in goal and sports a 1.22 goals-against average with 44 saves. She has conceded 15 goals, but she has four shutouts to her credit.

Inside the Series
Memphis holds a 5-1-1 advantage in the series and the U of M is unbeaten in the last six outings against SMU. Last season, SMU was the first team Memphis didn’t get a win against, as the U of M started 12-0-0 before a 3-3 draw to the Mustangs.

Date Location Result
Oct. 30, 2005 at SMU 1-2, L
Oct. 21, 2007 at Memphis 3-1, W
Oct. 17, 2008 at SMU 3-0, W
Oct. 16, 2009 at Memphis 2-0, W
Nov. 4, 2009 C-USA Tourn. 6-2, W
Oct. 17, 2010 at SMU 3-0, W
Oct. 7 ,2011 at Memphis 3-3 (2OT), T

Bounce Back
Memphis carries an impressive 36-17-3 record following a loss, dating back to 2002. Looking more closely, the Lady Tigers are 17-3-1 following a loss since the 2007 season. Of the 17 wins following a loss, 15 have come via a shutout.

Unfamiliar Territory
No member of the 2012 squad has seen the U of M drop three-straight matches. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2004 to find the last time Memphis dropped three-straight. The Lady Tigers have lost two of the three matches via shutout, the first back-to-back shutouts against Memphis since 2006.

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
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. Oduro also passed 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

Taylor Isenhower is one games played away from cracking the top-five. Isenhower has played in 82 games in her four-year career.

Player Games Played
1. Lizzy Hildebrandt 90
2. Vendula Strnadova 88
3. Ashley Berra 86
4. Lizzy Simonin 85
5. Taylor Isenhower 84

Impressive Sseniors
Memphis’ senior class has had an impressive run in their four-year careers, to the tune of a 62-18-4 (.762) record. Courtesy of research done by CollegeSoccer360.com in their “Senior Salute”, Memphis is ranked tied for eighth in the nation with the 62 wins.

Team Four-Year Record
1. Stanford 85-3-4 (.946)
2. Florida State 67-18-3 (.775)
2. Oklahoma State 67-19-9 (.769)
4. Dayton 64-12-7 (.813)
4. Florida 64-19-6 (.753)
6. North Carolina 63-14-7 (.792)
6. Notre Dame 63-18-8 (.753)
8. UCLA 62-19-9 (.801)
8. Denver 62-14-6 (.793)
8. Memphis 62-18-4 (.762)

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 88-5-5 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 15 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 40-10-6 record in the month of October. In fact, the U of M has won 18 of its last 21 matches in October (14-3-4).

Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 156-92-15 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

Monaghan has guided the Lady Tigers to an impressive 115-40-10 (.727) record since 2004. Since 2007, Memphis is 94-27-7 (.762).

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 9-6-0 (.600) 5-3-0 (.625)
Total 156-92-15 (.622) 105-59-10 (.632)

Proceed With Caution
Memphis has been called for 11 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), Diamond Simpson (2), Taylor Isenhower (1), Madison Oyer (1), Natalia Gomez-Junco (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 1-0 loss to Houston on Oct. 14, Memphis out-shot the opposition 18-6 and held an 10-4 edge in shots on goal. The loss marked the fourth since 2008 when Memphis records 10 or more shots on goal in a match. In that span, Memphis is 23-4-3 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
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 the regular season at UAB on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.


 

 

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