Women's Soccer Closes Regular Season at UAB on Thursday
Go Tigers! Taylor Isenhower and three other seniors prepare for their final regular season match on Thursday at UAB
Go Tigers!
Taylor Isenhower and three other seniors prepare for their final regular season match on Thursday at UAB
Go Tigers!

Oct. 24, 2012



Memphis at UAB
Birmingham, Ala. 

Thursday 7:00 p.m.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Memphis (9-7-1, 5-4-1 C-USA) closes the regular season at UAB (2-16-0, 1-9-0 C-USA) on Thursday. The Lady Tigers have clinched a spot in the Conference USA Tournament at UTEP, but no seeding has been determined entering the final match of the season.

  • Memphis has scored four goals in the month of October, the fewest in program history. The lowest October total is nine in 2001 and last season Memphis had 22 goals in October.
  • Memphis is 10-7 in the regular season finale in program history. The Lady Tigers have won five of the last six regular season finales with the lone loss coming to UAB in the 2009 season.
  • 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.
  • Memphis has clinched a spot in the C-USA Tournament at UTEP that begins Wednesday, October 31. Seven of the eight spots in the tournament are filled, but no seeds have been determined.
Stat Comparison
Memphis Stat UAB   
9-7-1 Record 2-16-0
5-4-1 C-USA Record 1-9-0
2.24 Goals/Per 1.00
2.12 Assists/Per 0.72
.137 Shot Pct. .092
.466 SOG Pct. .467
16.3 Shots/Game 10.8
4.88 CK/Game 2.56
1.66 GAA 2.61
3.71 Saves/Per 5.22

Scouting UAB 
UAB enters the regular season finale with a 2-16-0 record on the season and a 1-9-0 mark in league play.

Johanna Liney leads the Blazers with six goals and three assists on the season. Paige Hanks has added four goals and two assists for UAB. Overall, UAB averages one goal per game on 11 shots.

Courtnie Northern has seen the bulk of minutes in goals and she holds a 2.69 goals-against average and a .651 save percentage. Northern and UAB shutout Southern Miss to open league play.

Inside The Series
Memphis and UAB are level in the all-time series at 9-9-1. Memphis has won five of the last six and eight of the last 10 overall.

Date Location Result
Sept. 22, 1996 at Memphis 3-4, L
Sept. 14, 1997 at UAB 1-0, W
Oct. 30, 1998 at Memphis 1-2, L
Oct. 29, 1999 at UAB 0-2, L
Oct. 7, 2000 at UAB 0-4, L
Oct. 26, 2001 at UAB 1-2, L
Oct. 20, 2002 at Memphis 1-0, W
Oct. 29, 2003 at UAB 1-2, L
Oct. 17, 2004 at UAB 1-2, L
Nov. 3, 2004 C-USA Tourn. 1-4, L
Oct. 14, 2005 at Memphis 1-0, W
Oct. 27, 2006 at UAB 4-2, W
Nov. 3, 2006 C-USA Tourn. 0-0 (2OT), T
Oct. 5, 2007 at Memphis 1-0 (OT), W
Oct. 30, 2008 at UAB 2-1, W
Nov. 5, 2008 C-USA Tourn. 2-0, W
Oct. 29, 2009 at Memphis 1-2 (OT), L
Oct. 28, 2010 at Memphis 2-1, W
Oct. 27, 2011 at UAB 2-0, W

Bounce Back 
Memphis carries an impressive 36-18-4 record following a loss, dating back to 2002. Looking more closely, the Lady Tigers are 17-4-2 following a loss since the 2007 season. Of the 17 wins following a loss, 15 have come via a shutout.

Save The Day
Freshman goalkeeper Christa Strickland recorded 10 saves on Sunday at SMU to post a career best. Strickland is the first Memphis goalkeeper with 10 saves since Isabel Birones had 12 saves at UAB in 2004. Currently, Strickland carries a 1.42 goals-against average which ranks third among freshman goalkeeper in program history.

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

Memphis is winless over the last five matches, marking the first time since the 2003 season. In 2003, the Lady Tigers lost their first two matches, tied back-to-back matches and lost game five to go 0-3-2 over five games. Memphis is 0-4-1 in their last five games. The last time Memphis had a 0-4-1 record or worse over five games occurred during 2001 campaign.

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. After recording an assist Sunday at SMU, Oduro needs three 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 79
5. Shoko Mikami
28 5. Shoko Mikami 77

Taylor Isenhower is guaranteed of playing two more games in her career which will tie her for second all-time in program history.

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

Defense Wins Championships
Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to an 88-5-6 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 17 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 40-11-7 record in the month of October. In fact, the U of M has won 18 of its last 23 matches in October (14-4-5).

Facing Adversity
This month, Memphis has put four goals on the board, two at Colorado College, one at UTEP and one at SMU on Sunday. In between goals at UTEP and SMU, Memphis was kept off the board for 352:37. Freshman Christi Padget ended the skid with her first career goal in the second half at SMU. The fewest goals Memphis has scored in the month of October is nine in 2001.

Coach Brooks Monaghan
Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 156-93-16 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 115-41-11 (.722) record since 2004. Since 2007, Memphis is 94-28-8 (.754).

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 9-7-1 (.559) 5-4-1 (.550)
Total 156-93-16 (.619) 105-60-11 (.628)

Proceed With Caution
Memphis has been called for 13 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 (3), Taylor Isenhower (1), Madison Oyer (1), Natalia Gomez-Junco (1), Lucy Cunningham (1), Carly Cassady (1) and Marissa Duguay (1) have been issued yellow cards.

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 returns to El Paso, Texas for the second time this season. The C-USA Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 31 with opponent and game time to be determined.


 

 

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