Sept. 13, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Alabama soccer team began its final weekend of non-conference action with a 6-0 loss at Memphis on Friday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The Tigers improve to 5-1 with the win, while the Crimson Tide slips to 1-5 on the year.
Memphis' Christabel Oduro accounted for two goals, while Valerie Sanderson and Carly Cassidy each had a goal and assist en route to the victory.
Alabama had 14 shots in the match, just two fewer than Memphis, and held a 9-8 edge in shots on goal. But the Tigers made the most of their opportunities, accounting for three goals in each half.
Memphis goalkeeper Marys Bard-Martel made nine saves on the night, while sophomore goalkeeper Emily Rusk and senior goalkeeper Shelby Church combined to make only two saves.
The Crimson Tide played without its leading scorer, sophomore midfielder Merel Van Dongen, due to a red card suspension. The Amsterdam, Netherlands, native has scored all three of UA's goals on the year.
Alabama's offensive struggles continue as it has now gone 303 minutes (three-plus games) without scoring a goal.
The Crimson Tide will look to end that streak when it squares off against in-state rival UAB on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Alabama Soccer Complex. It will mark Alabama's first home match since Sept. 1.
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