2007 C-USA Champs Poised for Hostile Takeover of First Place in C-USA Standings
Oct. 26, 2008
MEMPHIS, TENN - The University of Memphis women's soccer team takes on the East Carolina Pirates on Sunday Oct. 26 at 12:00 p.m. (CST) with first place in C-USA on the line. The lady Tigers bring a 11-4-1 overall record and a 7-2-0 C-USA record as well as a share of the C-USA lead into Sunday's game.
Friday night's contest was an emotional night for the Memphis squad as it honored the 2008 senior class in their last home game. The Lady Tigers also grabbed a share of first place in the C-USA standings last night with a 4-0 win over the Marshall Thundering Herd. Head Coach Brooks Monaghan reached another career milestone with the Memphis women's soccer team as he wrapped up his 90th career victory.
Currently, both East Carolina and Memphis are tied for the conference lead with 21 points in C-USA play. The winner of Sunday's battle will be the outright leader of C-USA in the regular season standings.
The C-USA regular season title is at stake, but the number one seed in the C-USA Tournament hangs in the balance as well.
Memphis has one more game it must turn its attention to before the C-USA tournament. The Lady Tigers will face off against the UAB Blazers on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. in their 2008 regular season finale.
The C-USA Tournament is hosted by Rice University at Rice Soccer Stadium in Houston, Texas from Nov. 5 through Nov. 9. The tournament is arranged in eight team single elimination format and the winner earns an automatic bid to the first round of the NCAA College Cup beginning on Nov. 14.