Hurricane ties shutout record

The Tulsa women’s soccer team picked up its 10th shutout of the season, tying the school record set back in 1992, with a 1-0 win over East Carolina on Friday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.  The Golden Hurricane moved to 9-5-2 on the season and 3-3-1 in Conference USA, while the Pirates fell to 6-6-1 overall and 1-5 in the league.
“I was proud of the fact that we found a way to win,” Head Coach Kyle Cussen said.  “Miranda’s goal was a good individual effort.  She hit the ball well and with a lot of power.  There were times that we were good as a team tonight, but I most proud of our 10th shutout.  If you look at the entire season, even with four games left, to have 10 shutouts says a lot about our team.  We need to be sharper on Sunday, but if we play with the same intensity as we did tonight we will have a good result.”
Miranda Zoller scored the game-winning goal in the 41st minute from 20 yards out on the right side.  This was Zoller’s first career goal.  Claire Hulcer had a team-leading three shots, while Jordan O’Brien and Lindsay Kirch each had two attempts.  Katie Bykowski logged 90 minutes in goal and picked up three saves and the shutout.
TU had a 10-7 lead in shots, including a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal, and owned a 4-1 lead in corner kicks.
Tulsa will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 16th against Marshall.  Game time is set for 1:00 pm at the Hurricane Stadium.