PULASKI, Tenn. - The Martin Methodist College Womens Soccer team captured their fourth straight TranSouth Conference Tournament Title today with a 1-0 win over Bethel College.
The RedHawks beat Lyon College in the semi-final game 6-2 to advance to the tournament finals. Bethel beat Union University 3-0 in the semi-finals.
In the semi-final match against Lyon the RedHawks jumped on the Pipers quick with Julia Bazi scoring in the 7th minute. Lisa Mann, Marcia Silva, and Shannon Walter would all score in the first half to give MMC the 4-0 lead at the half. Amanda Johansson and Walter would score again in 2nd half to give the RedHawks six total goals. Walter tallied two assists, while Johansson and Emily Allegood also had an assist.
In the TranSouth Tournament Finals Martin Methodist faced a tough Bethel College squad. Both teams were battling from end to end in the beginning of the game when the RedHawks took it down field and forced the Wildcats keeper off of her line. Jessica White passed to Lisa Mann who shot in the open net for the RedHawks game winner in the 25th minute of the game. The RedHawks and Wildcats each had shots come close but the defense and goalkeepers kept the ball out of the net. Bethels Ugo Opara had four saves and MMCs Sarah Prendergast had two saves.
Victoria Charnley, Jessica White, Clare Sykes, Amanda Johansson Emily Allegood are five seniors on Martin Methodist Colleges team that have played all four years for the RedHawks. This special group has won four straight TranSouth Regular Season Conference Titles and four consecutive TranSouth Conference Tournament Titles. This set of seniors currently has an overall record of 70-12-3 and are undefeated in the TranSouth Conference with a record of 32-0. Against TranSouth opponents their teams have scored 259 goals and have only had 10 goals scored on them in the past four seasons. They have been to the National Tournament three times and are on track for a fourth. The RedHawks won the National Championship in 2005. MMCs goalkeeper Sarah Prendergast is also a senior this year and has been apart of the RedHawks team for the last three seasons.
With the TranSouth Conference Tournament win they will move on and represent the TranSouth Athletic Conference in the Region XI tournament on November 5th and 6th at Lindsey Wilson College.
|2007-2008 TranSouth Tournament Seeds|
|2007-2008 TranSouth Tournament Schedule|
|2007-2008 TranSouth All-Conference Team|
Player of the Year
Amanda Johannson - Martin Methodist
Senior - Midfielder - Sala, Sweden
Freshman of the Year
Tatiane Alexio - Martin Methodist
Freshman - Defender - Jundiai, Brazil
Coach of the Year
Gerry Cleary - Martin Methodist
Sara Perrigan MMC Junior Nashville, Tenn.
Shannon Walter MMC Sophomore Chicago, Ill.
Leah O Grady Bethel Senior Mt. Pearl, New Foundland
Caitlin Zimmerman Union Junior Lebanon, Tenn.
Amanda Johansson MMC Senior Sala, Sweden
Clare Sykes MMC Senior Huddersfield, England
Marika Fukuta Bethel Junior Tokyo, Japan
Aurora Alba Lyon Junior Las Vegas, Nev.
Philisha Lewis Bethel Junior Kingston, Jamaica
Victoria Charnley MMC Senior Manchester, England
Sam Gase Union Freshman Allen, Texas
Lisa Mann MMC Junior Sunderland, England
Ugo Opara Bethel Senior San Antonio, Texas
Laura Pla Union Sophomore Nashville, Tenn.
Angelique Armenta Lyon Senior Tucson, Ariz.
Sarah Ruegger Lyon Junior Gainesville, Fla.
Kassie Evick TNU Sophomore Middletown, Ohio
Carla Chambers Bethel Junior St. Catherine, Jamaica
Brooke Walker Union Sophomore Niceville, Fla.
Eboni Murphy Union Freshman Collierville, Tenn.
Lauren Wagner Lambuth Senior Huntsville, Ala.
Melissa Odell Lyon Junior Tucson, Ariz.
Kimmarley Chin Bethel Sophomore St. Catherine, Jamaica
Tamami Ito Bethel Junior Osaka, Japan
Heather Palmer Lyon Senior Arlington, Texas
Ashlee Rimmelin Lambuth Junior Friendswood, Texas
Karen Carmack MMC Junior Benton, Ky.
Alicia McPherson Lambuth Junior Duncanville, Texas
|2007-2008 TranSouth Scholar-Athlete Team|
Lindsey Butler - Senior - Jackson, Tenn.
Chastity Fortenberry Senior - Crockett County, Tenn.
Kathryn Vasconcellos - Senior - Miami, Fla.
Deanna Flores Junior - Abilene, Texas
Sarah Halsall Junior - Lanshire, England
Tamami Ito Junior - Osaka, Japan
Florence Iweta Junior - Nigeria
Philisha Lewis Junior - Jamaica
Kendall Nuffer Junior - Dallas, Texas
Chelsea Sheahan Junior - Skawnee, Kan.
Kimmarley Chin Sophomore - St. Catherine, Jamaica
Candace Salcido Sophomore - Portland, Tenn.
Tashana Taylor Sophomore Jamaica
Sara Harrison Junior - Nemarket, Ontario
Susan Simpson Sophomore Portland, Tenn.
Juliana Fernandes Senior - Florianopolis, Brazil
Sarah Rienzo, Senior Kalamazoo, Mich.
Stephanie Robell Senior Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Lindsey Smith Senior Lebanon, Tenn.
Laurie Bennie Junior - Antioch, Tenn.
Cassie Messina Junior - Clarksville, Tenn.
Hannah Peck Junior - Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Sandie Tiensvold Junior - Independence, Mo.
Stephanie Fields Junior - Benton, Ky.
Anna Thompson Sophomore - Jackson, Tenn.
Lori Walker Sophomore - Benton, Ky.
Connie Hanson Junior - Clarksville, Tenn.
Alicia McPherson Junior - Duncanville, Texas
Ashlee Rimmelin Junior - Friendswood, Texas
Kerry Schwamb Junior - Tullahoma, Tenn.
Lesley Ann Thorpe Junior - Ontario, Canada
Karina Lasso Sophomore - Lebanon, Tenn.
Jessie Metcalf Sophomore - Jackson, Tenn.
Heather Palmer Senior - Arlington, Texas
Rita Brown Junior - Huntington Beach, Calif.
Marisa Browne Junior - Lakewood, Calif.
Megan Rossee Junior - Lakewood, Calif.
Amanda Cornyn Sophomore - Lafayette, La.
Victoria Charnley Senior - Manchester, England
Amanda Johansson Senior - Hyttgatan, Sweden
Jessica White Senior - Manchester, Tenn.
Karen Carmack Junior - Benton, Ky.
Sara Perrigan Junior - Nashville, Tenn.
Kelly Glaser Sophomore - Chicago, Ill.
Courtney Helton Senior - College Grove, Tenn.
Lilian Mwangi Senior - Nairobi, Kenya
Heather Olson Senior - Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Anne Opana Senior - Nairobi, Kenya
Kimberly Price Senior - Franklin, Tenn.
Kimberly Goodson Junior - Melbourne, Fla.
Brittany Argabright Sophomore - Vinton, Va.
Allison Casalenuovo Sophomore - Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Kassie Evick Sophomore - Middletown, Ohio
Jennifer Goodson Sophomore - Melbourne, Fla.
Lindsey Zurlinden Sophomore - Weaverville, N.C.
Amy Anderson Senior - CoeurdAlene, Idaho
Caitlin Zimmerman Junior - Lebanon, Tenn.
Alicia Bennett Sophomore - Columbus, Ind.
Candice Blackard Sophomore - Collierville, Tenn.
Katelin Dirksen Sophomore - Abbotsford, B.C.
Katie Moser Sophomore - Bartlett, Tenn.
Jill Landers Sophomore - Collierville, Tenn.
Emily Rawls Sophomore - Cordova, Tenn.
Roxanna Skelton Sophomore - Collierville, Tenn.
Brooke Walker Sophomore - Niceville, Fla.
Abigail Williams Sophomore - Crossville, Tenn.