Memphis, Tenn. — Undefeated Memphis took down UTEP 3-0, in a battle of two of Conference-USA’s top offenses on senior night at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The Tigers dominated on both offense and defense finishing the game with 20 shots on goal seven corner kicks, and four saves. The shutout-win boosted Memphis to 6-0-1 in C-USA play and 14-0-1 overall, while UTEP dropped to 4-2-1 and 10-4-2.
The Tigers pounced first in the 21st minute when Kylie Davis played the ball to Christabel Oduro in the box, who beat UTEP goalkeeper Sarah Dilling from five yards out giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. The goal was Oduro’s seventh of the year, while the assist by Davis was her second of the 2011 campaign. The Tigers took their 1-0 lead into halftime as Memphis dominated the Miners in all offensive categories with 10 shots, and five corner kicks.
Defensively, the Tigers only allowed five shots on goal while goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters recorded her 41st and 42nd saves on the season. On the year the Tigers have dominated their opponents in the first half of games in shots (131-49), goals (14-2), and corner kicks (45-26).
No. 2 Oklahoma State 1, Texas 1
STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas played the No. 2 Oklahoma State to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at the Cowgirls Soccer Complex on Friday.
The Longhorns drew first blood in the fourth minute of action. Taylor Knaack worked the ball into the penalty box from the top right corner and weaved within seven yards of the end line before drilling a cross. The cross was threaded between the Cowgirls’ netminder Adrianna Franch and a defender and onto the foot of Kristin Cummins who knocked it into the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
After yielding just its fifth goal of the season, Oklahoma State found itself trailing for the first time all season. The Cowgirls were unable to balance the ledger before halftime and the Longhorns took a 1-0 lead into the intermission.
Oklahoma State tallied the equalizer in the 12th minute of the second half. Krista Lopez dumped a long pass down the left flank. Megan Marchesano tracked down the pass, beat one defender and launched a shot from 15 yards out to the far upper ninety for her fifth goal of the season.
No. 4 UCLA 0, Washington State 0 (OT)
PULLMAN, Wash. — Senior day, homecoming weekend, a record crowd and a gusty effort by Washington State earned the Cougars a 0-0 draw with No. 4 UCLA on Friday.
In front of 1,652 boisterous fans, a Washington State (10-4-2, 4-1-1 Pac-12) single-match home record, the Cougars remained ahead of the Bruins (10-1-3, 3-1-2 Pac-12) in the conference standings.
“The first half we played very well,” Cougar head coach Matt Potter said. “In the second half, UCLA turned it up a bit and we defended. Our endeavor deserved something today. Our crowd was fantastic today. I would like to personally thank everyone who came out.”
The Cougar defense withstood 29 shots, only five on goal, including a second half when UCLA fired 15 attempts at the net.
No. 7 Marquette 2, St. John’s 1
QUEENS, N.Y. — Sophomores Taylor Madigan and Cara Jacobsoneach tallied as the No. 7 Marquette topped St. John’s, 2-1 on Friday.
Madigan registered MU’s first goal in the 26th minute, while Jacobson tallied what turned out to be the game winner in the 76th minute. Caitlyn McLaughlin scored St. John’s lone goal in the 81st minute.
The win is the Golden Eagles seventh consecutive to improve to 15-2-0 overall (8-1-0 BIG EAST), while the Red Storm drops its third consecutive to stand 8-7-1 overall (4-5-0 BIG EAST).
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.