Sept. 6, 2009
Updated Men's Soccer Standings and Results
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA Men’s Soccer teams went 5-2 on Sunday, highlighted by dominating performances from both SMU and Kentucky as each team scored four goals en route to wins. FIU, Memphis, and UCF also grabbed victories on Sunday to improve C-USA’s non-conference record to 13-7-2 after the first week of play.
C-USA MEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS (Sunday, Sept. 6)
• With two first-half goals and strong defense late, UCF held off Georgia Southern 2-1 Sunday afternoon. The victory left the Knights with two wins on the weekend in their own tournament, the UCF Fall Classic.
•Preseason All-American Paulo da Silva had the second multi-goal game of his career, and his first since the 2005 NCAA Tournament, as he scored the first and third goals in SMU’s 4-0 victory over Seattle in the Radisson Tulsa Airport Classic on Sunday.
• Behind 24 total shots – including goals from Matt Lodge, Tim Crone, Tyler Burns and Jason Griffiths – as Kentucky posted a dominating 4-1 win over Bowling Green in the finale of the 2009 UK Invitational on Sunday.
• The Wildcats owned a 24-4 advantage in shots and a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks in the game with BGSU. The Wildcats controlled the game from the beginning, firing 13 shots in the first half and 11 in the second half, despite playing several reserves. UK played a total of 20 players in the game.
• It took nearly 74 minutes, but Sebastian Frings and the FIU attack came alive late as the Golden Panthers took down UNC Wilmington, 2-0, Sunday. Frings scored his second goal of the season in the 74th minute, and Steven Jair Cabas added a goal on a penalty kick with less than two minutes to go, giving FIU its second victory of the season.
• Memphis’ Parker Duncan finished the weekend tallying two assists on Jon Wright goals to propel the Tigers over Eastern Illinois and to second place at the Busey Bank Soccer Classic on Sunday. Duncan earned a place on Busey Bank Classic All-Tournament Team.
More information on tonight's matches may be found on the schools' websites:
South Carolina | Tulsa | Kentucky | Memphis | SMU | FIU | Marshall | UAB | UCF