On Sunday, the USF women’s soccer team’s losing streak hit seven matches as they fell to Memphis 3-0 on Senior Day for the Tigers.
The Bulls (4-11-2, 1-7-1) were accommodating guests as Memphis’ senior defender Jen Theile was able to net her second career goal in the second half past freshman goalie Breck Bankester in her final appearance before a crowd of 417 at Memphis’s Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The Tigers (5-12-1, 3-7) received a goal from Annika Moller in the ninth minute and another from Ali Baker in the 43rd minute to take a 2-0 lead into the halftime break.
Both scores were assisted by freshman Corina Vilhodt.Moller assisted on Theile’s goal with just under six minutes remaining, making the final score 3-0. This happened just after Theile had re-entered the match following a short rest.
Unable to generate any type of offensive power, the Bulls managed just two shots, both of which went wide of the goal, so Tigers’ goalie Katarina Wicksell finished without any saves on the day.
Meanwhile, the Tigers managed 11 shots on goal, with Bankester coming up with saves on eight of the shots.Bankester had been given the number one spot in the net for the Bulls prior to the match. The loss dropped her record to 2-4-2 in her starting opportunities.
The Bulls will take their losing streak down to Miami Wednesday for a matchup against the Hurricanes. The match was rescheduled from Sept. 14 because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Following their match Wednesday, the Bulls will finish up the season Friday as they host UAB at 7:30 p.m.
As for the Conference USA tournament, both the Bulls and Tigers will be staying home after being mathematically eliminated. The tournament begins Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Milwaukee, Wis. with Marquette hosting.
- Chris Lemke covers women’s soccer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org