W-Soccer: Hosts C-USA Tournament, Attempts To Win Conference Title

Nov. 2, 2009

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2009 Conference USA Championship
Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.: Memphis Lady Tigers (13-6, 8-3 C-USA) at SMU Mustangs (7-10-1, 5-5-1 C-USA)
Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Colorado College Tigers (12-5-2, 8-2-1 C-USA) at SMU Mustangs (if necessary)
Nov. 8 1 p.m.: C-USA Championship Match (CBS CS) (if necessary)
Westcott Field - Dallas, Texas

SMU Hosts C-USA Tournament, Attempts To Win Conference Title
SMU will take on Memphis in the first round of the C-USA Tournament, after winning three of their last four matches to make the tournament. If SMU defeats Memphis, they will take on Colorado College in the second round of the tournament on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs would qualify for the C-USA Championship which will be televised on CBS College Sports on November 8 at 1 p.m., if they beat both Memphis and Colorado College. The champion of the C-USA Tournament recieves an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

SMU vs. Memphis
The Mustangs are 1-3 against Memphis, losing 2-0 at Memphis this season (Oct. 16) and losing a 3-0 decision last season at Westcott Field. All four of the schools' meetings have come since SMU joined C-USA in 2005.

SMU vs. Colorado College
Colorado College beat SMU 4-1 this season in Colorado Springs (Sept. 25) and in their last meeting at Westcott Field (Sept. 26, 2008), with Lauren Shepherd scoring for the Mustangs in the 2-1 defeat. Overall, SMU is 7-10 against the Tigers, including a 4-1 loss in the 2006 C-USA Tournament at Westcott Field.

SMU in the C-USA Championship
SMU is 1-2-1 in the C-USA Championship. SMU lost 1-0 in the first round last season to East Carolina at Rice Track/Soccer Stadium. SMU went 1-1 in the 2006 tournament at Westcott Field, defeating Tulsa 1-0 before falling to Colorado College 4-1.

Spider Webb
Sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Webb was named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 2, after allowing just a single goal in the Mustangs' victory over Tulsa on 10/29. She posted a 0.76 goals against average during October (nine games), as the Mustangs have gone 5-3-1 in that span, and posted shutouts against Rice, UAB and Southern Miss. Webb has played every minute of every game so far for the Mustangs.

Scovill Scores
Kenzie Scovill has the team lead with six goals this season, scoring the game winners in SMU's wins against North Texas, UTSA and UAB. Scovill also scored against No. 16 California. Scovill is tied for the league lead among freshmen in goals, and goals in C-USA games (three).

Hartweck Finds The Back Of The Net
Shelby Hartweck tied for second in C-USA with three goals in league games. Hartweck registered a goal and an assist in SMU's 3-1 victory over Tulsa on 10/29, in what was a must-win game. She also scored two goals against East Carolina, helping the Mustangs to a 2-1 win on 10/11. The two goals gave Hartweck the first multi-goal game of her career, which was also the first multi-goal effort by an SMU player in 2009. Hartweck is now tied for second on the team in goals with four.

Transfer of Power
Leslie Briggs has quickly made an impact on SMU after transfering from North Carolina. The Carrollton native is second on the team in goals with four, and has registered two assists. Briggs was named to the 2009 Saint Mary's Invitational All-Tournament Team.



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