Ole Miss Soccer Dominates Tulsa 4-0
Sept. 8, 2017

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In the first road test of the season, the Rebel soccer team maintained its early momentum with a 4-0 victory over Tulsa Friday afternoon in game one of the Memphis Tournament.

It was again an early attack that led to the Rebels' (6-0-1) sixth win on the year, as Ole Miss found the net four times in the first 34 minutes and dominated the remainder of the match. It marks the Rebels' sixth shutout in seven outings, as the backline allowed just four shots from Tulsa (1-5-1) all game.

Again on Friday, the Rebels spread the ball around, as four different players scored, and two different players in the Red and Blue had assists. Sophomore Grace Waugh scored the first, before Channing Foster and CeCe Kizer found the net within 13 minutes of each other. Senior captain Bella Fiorenzo scored the fourth and final goal of the afternoon.

The 10th brought the first offensive action for the match, when Mary Kate Smith served one in from the far corner, and Waugh found it in front of the net and scrambled for a goal off the crossbar to put the Rebels in front 1-0. Four minutes later, Foster played a ball out in front to herself and booted it from around 25 yards out for the second score.

Thirteen minutes later, at the 26:45 mark, Kizer made a solo run and hit one from around 12 yards out, beating the keeper 1-v-1 to the right for a 3-0 lead. Fiorenzo followed just eight minutes later when Molly Martin dished out a helper, and she punched one in the far right side from 20 yards out.

The Rebels saw a few close opportunities in the second half, including a header from Julia Phillips that went just wide left, and an open strike off the foot of Alley Houghton that struck the crossbar and stayed out of the net.

Ole Miss again dominated in all the offensive categories with a 22-4 shot advantage, and posted seven corner kicks while not allowing a single one from Tulsa. Goalkeeper Marnie Merritt had to make only one stop in goal, recording her fifth shutout of the year.

Kickers

  • Ole Miss posted its sixth shutout, becoming the first team in school history to record shutouts in six of the first seven games.
  • The Rebels allowed only four shutouts all contest, the fifth time this season with four or less shots given up.
  • Offensively, the Rebels posted 20-plus shots for the sixth time this season, taking 22 with 11 on frame. With 17 goals in the last three outings, the Rebels become only the second team in program history to score at least four goals in three-straight matches. The 1997 team won 4-1, 5-0 and 8-0 in a three-game stretch, in the only other time the feat has been accomplished.
  • For the third time this season, the goal production was from four different players.
  • Channing Foster and CeCe Kizer continue their footrace in goal totals, as both scored once in the win over Tulsa, remaining tied with a team-high eight goals. Kizer has scored in all but two matches, while Foster has found the net in four of seven contests.

Up Next
Ole Miss closes out play in the Memphis Tournament Sunday night at 7 p.m. against the host Tigers.

Keep up with all the latest news and information on the Rebels by following Ole Miss Soccer on Twitter at @OleMissSoccer, on Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissSoccer, and on Instagram at Instagram.com/officialolemisssoccer. Also follow head coach Matt Mott on Twitter at @CoachMattMott. Additionally fans can get a behind the scenes look at Ole Miss Athletics on Snapchat under the handle, @WeAreOleMiss.


 

 

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