Soccer Falls at Tulane

September 14, 2003 · MT Media Relations
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Tulane scored three unanswered goals to pull away and defeat Middle Tennessee, 5-1, in soccer action Sunday afternoon at the Westfeldt Facility.

The homestanding Green Wave (3-2-1) scored twice in the first 11 minutes, but the Blue Raiders cut the deficit in half midway through the opening period.

Tulane's Lindsay Morris netted the first goal of the match in the seventh minute on an assist from Jacque Gruber. Morris then fed Melissa Wheeler for a goal in the 11th minute for a 2-0 Wave advantage.

But the Blue Raiders (3-2-0) got a goal in the 26th minute, as Rachel Holmes' corner kick was redirected into the net by freshman Katy Rayburn for her first goal of the season.

But the Green Wave came right back, scoring two minutes later, as Jillian Sharp assisted on Brook Parker's goal for a 3-1 Tulane lead at the half.

TU added two more scores in the second period, as Asia Simmons' free kick from 35 yards fell just under the crossbar in the 60th minute, and Wheeler fed Morris for her second score of the match in the 63rd minute.

Middle Tennessee returns home next weekend, hosting Southwest Missouri State Friday and Birmingham Southern Sunday at Blue Raider Field. Friday's match starts at 4 p.m., with Sunday's kicking off at 2 p.m.

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