Women's Soccer Drops Fourth Straight
Memphis goal in double overtime does in Bearcats
Contact: Jeremy Martin
Junior Sherry Slye made seven saves against Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ? The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team dropped its fourth straight match, 1-0 in double overtime, at Memphis. Monica Powell scored with under five minutes left in the match to clinch a Conference USA Tournament birth for the Tigers (11-7-0/5-5-0 C-USA).
Powell knocked in a deflected free kick sent in by Leann McGee at the 4:31 mark of the second overtime for her first goal of the season. Junior goalkeeper Sherry Slye (Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon) allowed the game-winner in overtime, but had a solid night, repelling seven Memphis shots. Senior netminder Tracy Hale (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) made three saves in a scoreless first half.
The Bearcats (4-13-0/1-8-0 C-USA) were outshot, 27-6, in the match and took only one corner kick to Memphis' eight. UC has lost two of their past three matches on overtime goals.
"These girls played their hearts out," said head coach Meridy Glenn. "The stats look lopsided, but we really had some good chances."
UC will close out its season with a match against USF on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. The Bearcats and Bulls are making up a game postponed by the threat of Hurricane Jeanne on Sept. 26.