9/14/2012 9:57:00 PM
Tigers Blank Redhawks, 5-0
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. –
Defending Conference USA champion and NCAA Tournament second round qualifier Memphis topped the Southeast Missouri soccer team, 5-0, on Friday night.
The Tigers (3-3) got on the board over 20 minutes in when an Emily Adamic cross got deflected up top to Kylie Davis, who slipped a shot inside the post to make it a 1-0 Memphis lead. Memphis took advantage of a Southeast (1-6-2) turnover a few minutes later as Christabel Oduro shot the other direction from 20 yards out to make it a 2-0 contest.
Southeast created a strong opportunity after Ali Bauer
's shot led to a corner in the 37th minute. The ball bounced in the middle of the 18-yard box, but Memphis managed to clear the ball away and keep the Redhawks from gaining ground.
It appeared the contest would go to halftime with a two-goal margin, but Memphis struck again in the 43rd minute when Sarah Daane gathered a rebound of her own shot from in close and put the ball into an open net to make it 3-0 Tigers at the break.
Memphis tallied two more goals midway through the second half, both on runs down through midfield. Taylor Isenhower scored from in close in the 61st minute and Natalia Gomez-Junco followed suit in the 66th minute to cap the scoring.
“We were able to mount some attacks at points in the first half,” Southeast associate head coach Paul Nelson
said. “The speed Memphis plays at is probably the fastest we've seen. From a coaching staff point of view, if we can match the pace we had to play today on both offense and defense, that will serve us well in conference play.”
The Tigers outshot the Redhawks, 24-5, and owned a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Ashton Aubuchon
started and made six saves on 11 shots in 70:17 in goal. Renee Kert made two saves in the final 19:43 for Southeast.
The Redhawks return to Houck Stadium next weekend when they open up Ohio Valley Conference play against defending OVC Tournament Champion UT Martin.