Lady Tigers Set To Face Tulane With C-USA Tournament Berth On The Line
Oct. 31, 2002
Memphis, Tenn. - The University of Memphis women's soccer has not qualified for the Conference-USA tournament in four seasons, but that could all change with a victory over Tulane Friday in New Orleans. A victory for Memphis over the Green Wave will secure a spot in the league tournament as the Lady Tigers conclude their C-USA schedule.
Memphis (8-9-1) is 4-5 in league play while Tulane (6-9-2) is also still fighting for a tournament berth at 3-3-2 in conference play. "This is the biggest match of the season for us," Head Coach Brooks Monaghan said. "There is no way around that. It is an exciting time though and I know our girls will be up for the challenge."
Tulalne won last year's meeting between the two squads 1-0 and holds a 4-2 edge in the all-time series. The teams have played one common non-conference opponent this season in Mississippi State. Memphis beat the Bulldogs 3-2 in overtime while Tulane dropped a 3-1 decision.
The last four C-USA matches for both teams have been against common opponents and Memphis is 3-1 during that stretch with three shutouts while Tulane is 2-1-1. Both teams beat TCU 4-0, while Memphis beat UAB (1-0) and Southern Miss (1-0) and loss to South Florida (0-2). For Tulane, the Green Wave lost to UAB (3-0), tied Southern Miss (1-1) and defeated South Florida (1-0).
Memphis has a non-conference match with Ole Miss Sunday that will mark an end to the Lady Tigers' regular season. Tulane concludes its C-USA schedule with a rescheduled tilt against Houston Sunday.