Oct. 5, 2012
Memphis extended its win streak to seven matches as Kaitlyn Atkins scored the golden goal in a 2-1 overtime win on the road at Colorado College. No. 8 UCF registered its eighth shutout of the season, with a 2-0 victory over Tulsa. East Carolina and Southern Miss also shut out their respective opponents. It was the first conference win of the season for Golden Eagles, while UTEP picked up its first league victory with a 3-2 decision against UAB. Rice had the top offensive output of the evening, outscoring Marshall, 4-1.
Complete Women's Soccer Standings
Women's Soccer Season Statistics
Friday, October 5
Southern Miss 2, SMU 0
(RV) Memphis 2, Colorado College 1 (OT)
(8) UCF 2, Tulsa 0
East Carolina 3, Houston 0
Rice 4, Marshall 1
UTEP 3, UAB 2
C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
- Memphis 2, Colorado College 1 (OT): Sophomore F/MF Kaitlyn Atkins scored the golden goal with a shot from 30 yards out in a 2-1 road win at Colorado College. Memphis extended its win streak to seven matches and improved to a perfect 5-0-0 in league play, while handing CC its first home loss of the season and snapping its 15-game undefeated streak at home. Memphis grabbed an early lead in the second minute off a goal from reigning C-USA Offensive Player of the Week Christabel Oduro. With the goal, Oduro moves into sole possession of fourth all-time with 29 career goals. The goal moves her one point shy of tying Shoko Mikami for fourth in career points with 76. Colorado College equalized in the 72nd minute as Madison Whitehead blasted a free kick from 20 yards past the Memphis wall for the goal.
- No. 8 UCF 2, Tulsa 0: UCF rolled to its fourth-straight shutout victory, and eighth shutout of the season, with a 2-0 decision over Tulsa. The Knights have outscored their opponents 11-0 in the last four matches to roll to their 12th-straight double-digit-win season. Senior Nicolette Radovcic sent the Knights into halftime with some momentum when she connected for her ninth goal of the year in the 42nd minute. Megan Fish managed to advance the ball to Radovcic in a scramble in front of the net to put the Knights up 1-0. Junior Tishia Jewell added an insurance goal in the 71st minute for her fourth score of the year.
- Southern Miss 2, SMU 0: Southern Miss earned its first conference win of the season with a 2-0 shutout of visiting SMU. The game also served as the team's annual Pink Out game, with proceeds from t-shirt sales and a silent auction going to the Waiting For A Cure Foundation to benefit breast cancer research. The Golden Eagles were able to get ahead in the 16th minute when sophomore Natasha Lombardo caught senior Jordan Wagner running open down the left flank. Wagner received the service just outside the 18-yard box, took two steps inside to get an open shot before burying it in the far right upper corner. Junior F Danica Roberts found the back of the net for the insurance goal in the 88th minute.
- East Carolina 3, Houston 0: Senior Caty Butler scored her first goal of the season and added an assist to help East Carolina to a 3-0 victory over Houston. The Pirates scored all three goals in the first half, including a pair in the first three minutes of the match. Butler staked the Pirates to a 1-0 lead in the first minute (0:43) with a shot over the keeper's head from 25 yards out. ECU was quick to answer again in the third minute (2:45) when senior Hali Oughton headed in a ball off a corner kick by redshirt sophomore Danielle Romano. For Oughton it was her second goal of the year (fourth career), while Romano recorded her team-leading fifth assist. Senior Chrissy Gratz would answer with one more strike in the first half on a pass from Butler and found the back of the net from five yards out for her team-leading fourth goal (12th career). Junior GK Christiane Cordero posted her league-leading sixth clean sheet of the season (13th career) tying her season-high with seven saves in 90 minutes of action. In five games in C-USA play, Cordero has allowed just two goals and posted four shutouts.
- Rice 4, Marshall 1:Rice freshman Holly Hargreaves scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season and sophomore Gabriela Iribarne had a goal and assist to help lead the Owls' soccer team to a 4-1 C-USA victory over visiting Marshall. Hargreaves kicked off the Owl offense with a goal in the 18th minute. The Blue & Gray stretched the margin to 2-0 just before the end of the first half. Iribarne, who had missed some early Rice games while playing for Argentina in the recent Women's Under-20 World Cup in Japan, beat a Marshall defender with the ball before passing to freshman Lauren Hughes in front of the goal but well outside the 18 for the goal in the 42nd minute. The score was Hughes' sixth of the season and, along with Hargreaves, the Owls' freshmen duo have combined for 14 goals in the squad's 14 games. Iribarne was back on the attack early in the second half to give Rice a 3-0 advantage. In the 47th minute Marshall successfully cleared out a Rice corner kick, but Iribarne jumped in front of a Thundering Herd pass at the top of the 18. Before the defense could close-in, she unleashed a hard low shot that found the back netting on the left side for her first Rice goal of the season. Senior Amy Beger had helped clear away the corner and then scored her first goal of the season. Marshall sophomore Alyssa Cathey headed-in a shot attempt for her third goal of the season for the Herd. The Blue & Gray goalkeeper tandem of Amy Czyz and Andie Obermeyer combined for five saves on the night.
- UTEP 3, UAB 2: Junior MF Tori Martyn (3:02), freshman Alexis Alaniz (35:33) and junior Azia Nicholson (48:32) all found the back of the net to help lead UTEP past UAB, 3-2, for the Miners' first league win of the season. The effort did improve UTEP to 5-0-0 in El Paso in 2012.
Sunday, October 7
UAB at Colorado College - Noon
SMU at (8) UCF - Noon
East Carolina at Rice - 1:00p
Marshall at Houston - 1:00p
(RV) Memphis at UTEP - 1:00p
Tulsa at Southern Miss - 1:00p
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