Sept. 14, 2012
Conference USA women's soccer teams went 5-2-2 Friday night, with a 3-0-1 record in non-conference finales. No. 6 UCF extended its unbeaten streak to five games, while Southern Miss and UTEP also wrapped up their non-conference schedule with victories. Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan earned his 150th career win as the Tigers shut out SEMO, 5-0. Colorado College also held Pacific scoreless in a 3-0 decision. UAB earned its first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Stetson. Tulsa battled crosstown rival Oral Roberts to a 1-1 tie, while Rice and Oklahoma also ended with a 1-1 deadlock.
Complete Women's Soccer Standings
Friday, September 14
UAB 2, Stetson 1
Southern Miss 2, Arkansas State 0
(6) UCF 3, North Florida 1
Colorado College 3, Pacific 0
Kent State 2, Marshall 1 (2OT)
(RV) Memphis 5, SEMO 0
Oklahoma 1, Rice 1 (2OT)
(RV) Baylor 2, SMU 1
Oral Roberts 1, Tulsa 1 (2OT)
Wednesday, September 12
UTEP 2, New Mexico State 1
C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
- No. 6 UCF extended its unbeaten streak to five games by capping off its non-conference season with a 3-1 win over North Florida in the first meeting between the two teams Friday. UCF did not record a shot on goal until nearly 10 minutes remained before the break, but sophomore Tyler Law connected with senior Bianca Joswiak, who buried the ball into the back right corner of the net. The assist was the first of Law's career while the goal was the first of the season for Joswiak. Senior Nicolette Radovcic registered her fifth goal and third game-winner of the year. In the 72nd minute when Sophie Howard played a ball down the line to Radovcic, who crossed the ball to freshman Taylor Townsend to cap the 3-1 win.
- Memphis head coach Brooks Monaghan earned his 150th career win as the Tigers defeated SEMO, 5-0. Monaghan improves his career record to 150-89-15. Memphis scored three first-half goals, with the game-winner from Kylie Davis. The Tigers added to the lead in the 26th minute as a turnover in the box led to a goal. Junior Christabel Oduro gathered the turnover and fired a shot to the left post for her third goal of the season. For Oduro, she moves one goal shy of fifth on the career ledger with 22 career goals. Freshman Sarah Daane gave Memphis a 3-0 lead with her first career goal. Memphis continued the scoring barrage as Taylor Isenhower and Natalia Gomez-Junco each recorded their first goals of the year. Freshman GK Christa Strickland made her first start at home and picked up the win as she collected to saves in just over 70 minutes of action. Becca Brown closed out the match and recorded one save.
- UAB defeated host Stetson, 2-1, for its first win of the season Friday. The Blazers struck first, when sophomore Johanna Liney took a feed from sophomore Megan Collins in the 25th minute. The goal marks Liney's third of the season, and Collins's second assist. Stetson equalized with a penalty shot in the 30th minute. After the break, UAB reclaimed the lead when freshman Ashley Naumoff took a long ball from Liney in the 56th minute to hit the eventual game winner and the first goal of her Blazer career. Freshman GK Courtnie Northern made seven grabs, a new career high, including five in the second half to preserve the Blazer's final result.
- Southern Miss closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 2-0 victory over Arkansas State. Junior GK Lindsey Schwaner held the Red Wolves at bay all afternoon, saving six attempts on goal to earn her second shutout of the year. Junior F Danica Roberts led the Southern Miss attack out of the gate with three shots including her goal in the 30th minute that proved to be the game winner. Finishing out the game, junior F Chelsea Cruthirds maneuvered around a host of Red Wolves to score in the 74th minute on a slicing shot from 15 yards out.
- Colorado College turned in its most impressive performance of the 2012 season, defeating Pacific, 3-0, Friday afternoon. Junior MF Madison Whitehead struck for the only goal CC would need in the fifth minute, putting a direct free kick in the net off the goalkeeper's hands at the right post. The Colorado College defense took care of the rest, posting its third consecutive shutout and fifth of the season. Freshman GK Kate Scheele made five saves en route to her third shutout of the season. With just 25 seconds remaining in the first half, CC doubled its lead when junior F Lynn Froetscher found the net for the second time this season. Sophomore MF Kaeli Vandersluis put a header off the crossbar, but the rebound went directly to Froetscher who was unmarked at the right post. Vanderluis added an insurance goal in the 71st minute when she worked herself free at the top of the box and drilled a shot off the crossbar from 16 yards out on the right side.
- UTEP won its third match in a row against New Mexico State, 2-1, in Wednesday's Battle of I-10. Sophomore Mackenzie German scored in the first half and junior D Jade Babcock found the back of the net in the 61st minute to help lead the Miners to their third-straight win and sixth of their last seven matches. Senior MF Tess Hall added an assist for UTEP to give her 24 for her career, which ties for fourth all time at the school. The record is 30, held by former Miner star and 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Kelly Parker. Sophomore GK Sarah Dilling, the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week, registered three saves and made a couple plays off her line.
Sunday, September 16
UAB at Florida Atlantic - 10:00a
Colgate at Colorado College - 1:00p
UTSA at Houston - 1:00p
Middle Tennessee at (RV) Memphis - 1:00p
Rice at Sam Houston State - 1:00p
Marshall at Akron - 2:00p
East Carolina at UNC Wilmington - 6:00p
Oklahoma at SMU - 7:00p
Conference USA Matches in Bold.
All Times Central
More information on this weekend's matches and your favorite teams can be found on the school websites:
Colorado College | East Carolina | Houston | Marshall | Memphis | Rice
SMU | Southern Miss | Tulsa | UAB | UCF | UTEP