Oct. 7, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Golden Knight forwards Jennifer Montgomery and Roberta Pelarigo scored two goals each as the Tulane University women's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Conference USA foe UCF Friday afternoon at the Aggie Soccer Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M.
The Golden Knights (5-6, 2-0) out-shot the Green Wave (0-6, 0-3) 16-1 and had four corner kicks to Tulane's two. The toughest news of the day came via injury as Green Wave junior forward Jill Sharp suffered a broken leg a little over five minutes into the contest when she and UCF defender Jessica Hallfren jousted for a ball and the two collided.
"With Jill's injury, along with Rachel Thompson missing the game because of a previous injury, we lost the impact of some of our personality players," Tulane head coach Betsy Andreson said. "We will continue to evaluate and adjust the way we play, and we look forward to getting ready for our game Sunday vs. Southern Miss.
"Our players continued putting forth a lot of effort throughout the duration of the game, and had some flashes where we were able to maintain possession and focus our attack. Now we just have to capitalize on those opportunities. In some regards, it was nice to get our first `home' game under us. The support we've received from (Texas A&M), especially the athletic department, has been tremendous."
Montgomery put UCF on the board in the 19th minute when she took a pass from Pelarigo just outside the right corner of the penalty box and beat Tulane keeper Megan Morey to give the Golden Knights the only goal they would need. Pelarigo got in on the scoring just over a minute later when she took a long pass from Shannon Wing and scored on a breakaway right up the middle to give UCF a 2-0 advantage at the break.
Pelarigo added her second score of the day when Morey could not cleanly handle a cross in the 56th minute, and Montgomery posted her second goal of the day on a rebounded shot by Hanna Wilde four minutes later to account for the final score.
Tulane's best chance to score came late in the second half when UCF got called for a penalty just outside the box. Midfielder Kali Miller served the ball to the center of the box and fellow midfielder Jackie Obert attempted to head it in, but reserve goalkeeper Julie Snaman turned her away.
The duo of Beth Harless and Snaman, who came on to start the second half, combined for the shutout. Morey, meanwhile, posted six saves on the day.
The Green Wave returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 9, when they play host to C-USA foe Southern Miss at 9:30 a.m. at the Aggie Sports Complex. For ticket information, contact the Texas A&M Ticket Office at 888-99-AGGIE or 979-845-2311.