Sept. 28, 2012
Memphis and Rice remained atop the C-USA standings as both earned shutout wins Friday night. Both earned goals from freshmen on the evening as Memphis extended its win streak to five games and Rice freshman Holly Hargreaves tied the school record with her fifth game-winning goal of the season. No. 10 UCF registered its sixth shutout of the year with a 2-0 decision over Houston, snapping the Cougars three-game undefeated streak. UH keeper Cami Koski made an impressive 13 stops in the match. Colorado College and SMU also shut out respective opponents Tulsa and UTEP. Marshall and UAB had a shootout, with the Herd earning an important 3-2 road win with goals from freshmen Erin Simmons and Kelly Culicerto and senior Chelsey Maiden.
Complete Women's Soccer Standings
Women's Soccer Season Statistics
Friday, September 28
Rice 1, Southern Miss 0
(10) UCF 2, Houston 0
Colorado College 1, Tulsa 0
(RV) Memphis 2, East Carolina 0
Marshall 3, UAB 2
SMU 3, UTEP 0
C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
- Rice 1, Southern Miss 0: Rice freshman Holly Hargreaves scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season and conference-best fifth game-winner as the Owls defeated host Southern Miss, 1-0. She became the first Rice player in school history to score a goal in four-straight matches. With four game-winning goals in just two weeks' worth of games, the reigning C-USA Offensive Player of the Week has also vaulted into a tie for first place in the Rice record book with five game-winning goals in a single season.
- (10) UCF 2, Houston 0: No. 10 UCF registered its sixth shutout of the season, handing Houston its first conference loss by a 2-0 final. Junior D Ashley Nicol scored her third goal of the season and first game-winner to give UCF a 1-0 advantage in the seventh minute. Senior D Bianca Joswiak crossed a ball from the left side to her teammate five feet in front of the net and Nicol headed in the ball. Junior Kristina Trujic added the insurance goal in the 32nd minute for her third score of the year. Houston GK Cami Koski made a season-best 13 saves in the match.
- Colorado College 1, Tulsa 0: Senior MF Hannah Peterson scored the only goal of the game and freshman GK Kate Scheele stopped all six shots she faced and recorded her fourth shutout to lead Colorado College to a 1-0 victory at Tulsa. Peterson found the upper corner on a perfectly placed shot from the top of the box in the 61st minute for what proved to be her third game-winning goal of the season. Sophomore MF Jessie Ayers earned her third assist of the season. Colorado College is now 3-0-0 during games in which Ayers set up a goal and 4-0-2 when she has a point. CC's defense allowed just 11 total shots while blanking an opponent for the sixth time this season. The Tigers have surrendered only three goals during their last seven games. Tulsa GK Hayley Harryman also finished with six saves.
- (RV) Memphis 2, East Carolina 0: Memphis scored two second-half goals and held off East Carolina, 2-0, to extend the Tigers five-game win streak. Freshman GK Christa Strickland made three big saves to secure her first career shutout. Sophomore MF/D Carly Cassady came off the bench to spark the Tigers' offense as she set up a goal for junior Christabel Oduro. Cassady dribbled down the left side and served a cross inside the six-yard box where Oduro earned her eighth goal this season. With the goal, Oduro moved into fifth place all-time with 69 points. Oduro needs eight points to tie for fourth in career points and is one goal shy to place fourth in career goals with 27. Freshman MF Emily Adamic gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead with her first career goal in the 64th minute. Memphis received a free kick on the right side of the 18-yard box and sophomore Natalia Gomez-Junco sent the free kick into the six-yard area where Adamic got the goal.
- Marshall 3, UAB 2: Marshall freshman Erin Simmons converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute to give the Herd a 3-2 win at UAB's West Campus Field. Simmons was one of two freshmen to score as Kelly Culicerto also got on the board in the 42nd minute. Senior Chelsey Maiden also netted a Marshall goal on an assist from Culicerto. Simmons and Maiden lead the team with six goals on the season. Simmons' match-winning goal came less than 11 minutes after UAB tied the match at 2-2 via a goal from freshman Johanna Liney. UAB opened the scoring and took the lead late in the first half (40') when Blazer senior Emma Jane Smith fed a crossing pass to junior Abby Phillips who scored her first goal of the season. Herd GK Lindsey Kerns made five saves in the winning effort.
- SMU 3, UTEP 0: SMU scored two penalty-kick goals in a span of 1:32 seconds to break a scoreless tie early in the second half in an eventual 3-0 defeat of UTEP. Senior MF Mallory Baum put away the initial PK at 50:51 while sophomore F Olivia Elliot took care of the other for the Mustangs at 52:23. Sophomore MF Rikki Clarke tapped in the final tally following a scramble for a loose ball in the box at 57:26.
Sunday, September 30
East Carolina at UAB - 1:00p
Houston at Southern Miss - 1:00p
Marshall at (RV) Memphis - 1:00p
Rice at (10) UCF - 1:00p
Colorado College at SMU - 2:00p
UTEP at Tulsa - 2:00p
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