Miller Converts; Tigers to Play for AAC Championship

Miller Converts; Tigers to Play for AAC Championship

TAMPA, Fla. – Saorla Miller broke scoreless tie in the 85th minute, and the third-seeded Memphis Tigers advanced to the championship match of the 2021 American Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championship with a 1-0 semifinal win over second-seeded Houston Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Fla.
 
With the win, Tiger goalkeeper Elizabeth Moberg set the new program record for career victories between the pipes with 58.
 
KEY MOMENTS

  • Miller was a constant threat all match long, placing three shots on goal as the contest remained scoreless.
  • With regulation in the final five minutes, Miller played a ball from Tanya Boychuk into the back of the net past the Houston goalkeeper to put the Tigers on the board.
  • The Tigers closed out the match and are now 90 minutes away from an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

NOTABLES

  • Memphis is 13-4-1 on the season.
  • The goal is Miller’s fifth of the season, tied for second-most on the squad.
  • Boychuk has three assists this year, which is second-most among Tigers.
  • Moberg and the Memphis defense have worked three-straight shutouts.
  • Each team had seven shots in the match, but five of the Tigers’ were on-frame.
  • Memphis had six corner kicks.

UP NEXT

  • Memphis plays for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament Sunday at 11 a.m. CT against the winner of the South Florida-SMU semifinal contest.
  • The title match will be televised on ESPNEWS.
  • A trip to the NCAA Tournament would be Memphis’ fourth-straight, fifth in the last six seasons and 10th in program history.

How to follow the Tigers: For complete information on Memphis Tigers Women’s Soccer, visit www.GoTigersGo.com and follow the team’s social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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