Oct. 14, 2012
Rice clinched a spot in the 2012 C-USA Women's Soccer Championship, with a 3-2 victory on the road at UAB. The Owls remained atop the league standings, while Colorado College moved into second place with a 1-0 shutout of Southern Miss. No. 16 UCF got back on track with a 1-0 win over UTEP, handing the Miners their first loss at home this season. SMU and Houston picked up big road wins with 1-0 decisions over hosts Marshall and Memphis, respectively. East Carolina played its third-straight scoreless tie, knotting Tulsa in a double-overtime battle.
Complete Women's Soccer Standings
Women's Soccer Season Statistics
Sunday, October 14
Rice 3, UAB 2
Colorado College 1, Southern Miss 0
(16) UCF 1, UTEP 0
SMU 1, Marshall 0
Houston 1, Memphis 0
Tulsa 0, East Carolina 0 (2OT)
C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
- Rice 3, UAB 2: The Rice trio of freshman F Lauren Hughes, sophomore Quinney Truong and freshman F Holly Hargreaves all scored goals to give the visiting Owls a 3-0 lead, but UAB made a late rally in the game's final 20 minutes for a 3-2 final. Rice holds on to sole possession of first place in the C-USA standings and clinched a spot in the C-USA Championship with the win. It was Hargreaves' team-best ninth goal of the season. The Blazers picked up goals in the 70th minute when Mary Catherine Combs found Johanna Liney for the header. In the 83rd minute, Liney found Kirsten Ebert with a corner kick.
- Colorado College 1, Southern Miss 0: Sophomore Jessie Ayers scored her team-leading seventh goal just 8:05 into the contest and the defense did the rest in a 1-0 victory over Southern Miss in the Tigers' home finale at Stewart Field. Ayers collected a long pass from senior F Brittney Lyman in the center of the field, dribbled around junior GK Lindsey Schwaner on the right side, and scored on a low crossing shot toward the far post. Schwaner finished the day with eight saves for Southern Miss. The CC senior class completed their four seasons with a 29-6-7 record at home, including a 17-3-2 mark in conference play. With her career-high seventh assist of the season, Lyman climbed into a tie for 18th place on the program's all-time list, with 12. GK Hanna Berglund made four saves en route to her third shutout of the season and the 12th of her career.
- (16) UCF 1, UTEP 0: No. 16 UCF returned to form Sunday with a 1-0 victory at UTEP. The Knights shut out their fifth conference opponent of the season and ninth opponent overall. F Jennifer Martin came through for the Knights when they needed it most, netting a goal for the second-consecutive match in the 78th minute. Ashley Nicol's free kick found Martin on the wing for the first game-winner of her career. The Knights limited the Miners to two corner kicks and just four shots on goal - all of which goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado saved to keep the shutout intact.
- SMU 1, Marshall 0: - Sophomore Olivia Elliott picked up a long rebound and fired a shot from 30 yards out in the 19th minute to propel SMU to a 1-0 road win against Marshall. It was her fifth goal of the season. The Mustangs are currently riding a three-game unbeaten streak. SMU is now 6-1 all-time against the Thundering Herd. SMU GK Lauryn Bodden notched her second consecutive shutout, marking the first time in her career that she's had clean sheets in back-to-back games.
- Houston 1, Memphis 0: Houston shut out host Memphis, 1-0, Sunday to give the Cougars a 2-0 weekend. The two teams battled through a scoreless first half. Junior GK Cami Koski would keep Houston in the game, posting six of her 10 saves in the first 45 minutes of the match. The Cougars would get on the scoreboard at the 53:02 mark as senior F Katelyn Rhodes found the back of the net from 10 yards out for the third time this season. Rhodes would account for four of the Cougars six shots on the match. The series between the two schools is now 7-7-1 all-time.
- Tulsa 0, East Carolina 0 (2OT): East Carolina played to its third consecutive double-overtime scoreless tie in C-USA action Sunday against Tulsa. In another tough battle, the Pirates recorded their seventh league shutout in eight games and have allowed just two goal. Junior Christiane Cordero, the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week, stopped all six shots faced. She got help from her defense, who blocked three shots and had a crucial team save at the 93:15 mark when Maddie Maurer headed out a shot by Bradi Hinch on an open net to keep the match scoreless in the first overtime period. Tulsa GK Katie Bykowski was equally impressive recording six saves and posting her fourth shutout of the year. Tulsa outshot ECU on the afternoon 22-15 (7-6 on goal) and also held the edge in corners, 6-2.
Friday, October 19
Marshall at Southern Miss - 4:00p
East Carolina at (16) UCF - 6:00p
Memphis at Tulsa - 6:00p
Colorado College at Houston - 7:00p
UTEP at Rice - 7:00p
UAB 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