Women’s soccer opens conference with a draw

On Thursday night the Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team played their first American Athletic Conference game against the Memphis Tigers.
Last season, Tulsa lost to Memphis, who finished second in the conference. This year’s contest had a different result.

Throughout the game, each team had numerous chances to get on the scoreboard, but couldn’t get around the goalkeepers. Tulsa goalkeeper Courtney McKeon and Memphis goalkeeper Maryse Bard-Martel were very active, and kept the clean sheet for their respective teams.

Both sides had double digit shot counts, but the game ended as a 0–0 draw after regulation and two overtime periods.

After the game, Golden Hurricane coach Kyle Cussen said, “I thought we did some things really well in the back, including getting the shutout, and I feel like our midfield was really strong tonight and we created some good chances. There is a lot we can take from tonight.”

Tulsa’s record now sits at 9–1–1 on the season and 0–0–1 for conference play. Their next game is on Thursday night at 7 pm, when they host SMU at Hurricane Stadium.

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