{{ article.title }}

Women's Soccer Downs Tulsa, 3-1, on Friday

Sept. 8, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - Receiving goals from three players, the Pepperdine women's soccer team continued its three-match unbeaten streak as it downed Tulsa, 3-1, on Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif. With the win, the Waves moved to 3-1-1 on the season while the Golden Hurricane fell to 3-3.

Both teams got off to a slow start as the ball was played back and forth for almost 20 minutes, but senior Lindsey Redlin saw a scoring opportunity and fed the ball from the left side to junior Samantha Hire. Hire controlled the ball and launched it into the right side of the net 15 yards out for her first goal of the season to give the Waves the one-goal lead at the 20:12 mark.

Tulsa wouldn't remain quiet, however, as the Golden Hurricane pressured the Waves. After a shot ricocheted off Pepperdine goalkeeper Kayla Stolte, Shannon Locke found the loose ball and put it in the net to even the score at the 23:23 mark.

That would be the only scoring Tulsa would do as Pepperdine dominated the remainder of the game. With the match tied at 1-1 in the second 45 minutes, Redlin found her game as she pounded Tulsa goalkeeper Meredith Hart with two shots on frame before taking a corner kick. At the 56:07 mark, the Wave finally found space and tapped in a goal from the center after receiving the pass from sophomore Emily Wynne and Hire. Redlin recorded her second goal of the season as she gave the Waves the 2-1 lead.

It was only a matter of time before the Waves would score again as they continued to launch shot after shot in Hurricane territory. At the 79:58 mark, junior Jenna Shay delivered the ball to sophomore Amanda Rupp who continued up the right side where she lofted the ball into the left corner of the net to put the Waves' up 3-1.

Defenders Jennifer Brewer, Caitlin Mitchell, Courtney Nelson, Courtney Price kept Tulsa from getting too close in the last 10 minutes of play and were able to secure the victory for the Waves.

Pepperdine out shot the Golden Hurricane 19-8 as Redlin led all players with seven shots, including five shots on goal.

Stolte recorded three saves in the match and her third win of the season.

Pepperdine closes out its four-match home stand on Sun., September 10 when it hosts Wisconsin in a 1 p.m. match at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu, Calif.