Women's Soccer Faces Weekend Homestand Against Tulsa, SMU





Oct. 11, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall women’s soccer will close out its home schedule this weekend when it welcomes Conference USA foes Tulsa (Friday) and SMU (Sunday). 

Friday’s match will kick off at 7 p.m. at Cabell Midland High School while Sunday’s match – Senior Day – will begin at 1 p.m. at Hurricane High School. 

Marshall (6-7-1, 2-3-1 C-USA) was shut out 3-0 in last year’s meeting against Tulsa in Oklahoma.  The loss brought the all-time series between the two programs to 4-2 in favor of the Golden Hurricane. 

The Last Meeting
Marshall0
Tulsa3
October 16, 2011
Tulsa, Okla.
Hurricane Downs Marshall 3-0
Marshall University's women's soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sunday at Hurricane Stadium.


The Last Meeting
Marshall1
SMU2
October 14, 2011
Dallas, Texas
SMU Hands Marshall 2-1 Loss
Marshall University's women's soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker Friday night against the SMU Mustangs in Dallas, Texas at Westcott Field.


Current Tulsa (7-5-2, 2-3-1 C-USA) MF Jordan O’Brien netted the match-winner in the 36th minute and added two more assists later in the day as F Lindsay Kirch scored goals in the 48th and 66th minutes. 

O’Brien and Kirch return to Tulsa’s roster as part of a unit seeing offensive production from 17 different players.  At the head of Tulsa’s talented offense is junior F Claire Nicholson.  The Overland Park, Kan. native has scored five times and is followed closely by three teammates who have all registered four goals this year. 

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Marshall trails the all-time series against SMU 4-1, taking its only victory in 2009.  

SMU (6-6-2, 2-2-2 C-USA) is led in scoring by sophomore F Shelby Redman and senior F Kenzie Scovill.  The pair has tagged opposing teams with six goals apiece this season and ranks in a fifth-place tie among the C-USA scoring leaders. 

Marshall enters its final home weekend boasting a record of 6-7-1 (2-3-1 Conference USA).  The Herd attack is led by senior Chelsey Maiden and freshman Erin Simmons who have each found the net six times in 2012.