UAB hosted Memphis in its season finale Thursday night.
Oct. 25, 2012
The Blazers will finish the season with a 2-17 overall record and a 1-10 record in Conference USA action.
Freshman Paige Hanks led the team with five shot attempts on the night, three on goal. Senior Emma Jane Smith, juniors Sam Bradford and Jasmine Kauka, and freshmen Paige Hoffman and Ashley Naumoff also added attempts toward UAB's 10-shot total.
"We had a very good second half, but we didn't play a complete 90 minutes," head coach Harold Warren said. "Memphis is a good team, there's no doubt of that, but we gave them some goals, especially early on. You can't make it easy for the opposition to score early."
Memphis (10-7-1, 6-4-1 C-USA) scored its four goals in the first half, two by junior Christabel Oduro in the 13th and 40th minutes. Sophomore Kaitlyn Atkins scored the Tigers' second goal of the night in the 22nd minute, and freshman Sarah Daane scored recorded the third in the 38th minute.
UAB held Memphis to only four shot attempts in the second half.
"The girls showed a lot of character to come out in the second half and possess the ball a lot better," Warren continued. "I told the girls that it's something we're going to work on for next year, and that starts tomorrow. "
Prior to the match, Smith, as UAB's lone senior, was honored for her four-year career in Green and Gold.
"We thanked Emma for the years of service she gave to the program and she gave a message to the girls to love and appreciate everything they have because there are so many people who want this that don't have the opportunity," Warren said. "It was a good night to see Emma off, but I wished we could have had a better outcome."