Oct. 12, 2012
ONA, W.Va. -- The Marshall women’s soccer team lost a 2-0 Conference USA decision to Tulsa Friday night at Cabell Midland High School.
The loss was only the second shutout the Thundering Herd suffered this season and broke an 11-game goal-scoring streak.
Marshall dropped to 6-8-1 (2-4-1 C-USA) while Tulsa’s record improved to 8-5-2 (3-3-1 C-USA).
Tulsa senior MF Raven Tatum opened the scoring in the 21st minute after Marshall missed out on a brilliant opportunity of its own. After a corner kick from freshman D Jenna Dubs, Herd senior MF Sarah Vinson managed a header from within the penalty area, pushing it just wide for what would have been an early lead for Marshall.
Tulsa countered and began pushing numbers up the field, eventually scoring on a Tatum header. Senior D Claire Hulcer was credited with the assist on her crossing pass that she floated to the back post and out of the reach of Marshall GK Lindsey Kerns.
Tatum doubled the lead and closed out the scoring in the 41st minute, finishing another goal from close range.
The Herd outshot the Golden Hurricane 9-7.
Marshall senior F Chelsey Maiden paced both teams with four shots, two of which required saves from Tulsa GK Hayley Harryman. Harryman made three saves in all while Kerns registered just one.
The Thundering Herd will host SMU Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hurricane High School and will honor seven Herd seniors as part of its Senior Day ceremony.