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Tulsa Women's Soccer Team Dominates Northwestern State, 5-1

Tulsa claimed the Holiday Inn Tulsa-City Center Tulsa Invitational Championship.
Tulsa claimed the Holiday Inn Tulsa-City Center Tulsa Invitational Championship.
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Sept. 2, 2012

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The Tulsa women's soccer team dominated Northwestern State, 5-1, to claim the Holiday Inn Tulsa-City Center Tulsa Invitational Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.

"I am proud of our performance today," Head Coach Kyle Cussen said. "We came out ready to play and it is hard to do that after playing a double-overtime game on Friday. I am proud of the intensity form the start in the heat, but it was a total team effort. We played everyone that was able to play and it was good to see some of our young players in action."

Rebecca Handley scored her third goal of the season as she headed in a free kick taken by Rachel Garcia with just 8:06 ticked off the clock. Lindsay Kirch and Lauren King both netted their first goals of the season at the 11:30 and 33:32 marks, respectively, while Stephanie Aitken punched in her fourth goal on the year as she kicked one in just above the reach of the Demons' goalkeeper to give TU a 4-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, Emily Hahn headed in her first goal of the season off a corner kick taken by Miranda Zoller in the 61st minute. Yanci Johnson put Northwestern State on the board and prevented the shutout as she scored from 35 yards out up the middle in the 76th minute.

TU dominated for the majority of the contest, taking a 32-5 lead in shots, including a 21-4 advantage in shots on goal, and a 9-2 lead in corner kicks.

Handley and Hahn had a team-best five shots, while Kirch had four shots, and King and Bradi Hinch each had three attempts. Hayley Harryman logged all 90 minutes in goal and picked up three saves.

TU will return to action on Friday, Sept. 7th against Florida Gulf Coast in the UMKC Invitational in Kansas City, Mo.

Scoring Summary
Tulsa	4	1	-	5
NSU	0	1	-	1

Individual Scoring Rebecca Handley (Tulsa) at 8:06 (Rachel Garcia) Lindsay Kirch (Tulsa) at 11:30 (Rebecca Handley) Lauren King (Tulsa) at 33:32 (unassisted) Stephanie Aitken (Tulsa) at 38:40 (Bradi Hinch) Emily Hahn (Tulsa) at 60:35 (Miranda Zoller) Yanci Johnson (NSU) at 75:14 (unassisted)

Goalkeeper Saves Hayley Harryman (Tulsa) - 3 Brooke Bourbonais (NSU) - 15

Holiday Inn Tulsa-City Center Tulsa Invitational All-Tournament Team Hayley Harryman, Tulsa (Goalkeeper of the Tournament) Claire Nicholson, Tulsa Jordan O'Brien, Tulsa Roman Edwards, Tulsa Rebecca Handley, Tulsa Rachel Weimer, Missouri State Lauren Wendt, Missouri State Michelle Sommer, Missouri State Lauren Parks, Oral Roberts Ashley Martin, Oral Roberts Yanci Johnson, Northwestern State Ashlee Savona, Northwestern State