Oct. 5, 2010
IRVING, Texas - Two C-USA men's squads founds wins on Tuesday night as UCF and Memphis rose to take wins over FIU and Central Arkansas, respectively. The Knights improve to a four-game win streak and a 7-2-0 (3-0-0 C-USA) record while Memphis snaps a five-game skid and moves to 3-6-0 (0-2-0 C-USA).
Complete Updated Men's Soccer Standings
Tuesday, October 5
*UCF 2, FIU 0
Memphis 2, UCA 1 (OT)
(11) Creighton 3, (5) Tulsa
C-USA QUICK SHOTS
• UCF improved to 3-0-0 in Conference USA competition as the Knights took a 2-0 win over FIU at home. The win also keeps the Knights' win streak alive at four games. After 43 minutes of a defensive match, UCF found the back of the net when sophomore Eduardo Jimenez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) took a pass from Nik Robson (Auckland, New Zealand) and placed a shot into the far side of the net. The goal was Jimenez's first of the year, while Robson tallied his fifth helper of the season. In the second half, Luiz Yamashita (Sao Paulo, Brazil) added the insurance goal for UCF after Kevan George (Decatur, Ga.) fed a ball up the middle, with Yamashita beating FIU final man Shane Lopez (Scarborough, Ontario) with a shot to the far post. It was also his first goal of the season for the Brazilian. The Panthers had offensive opportunities, but were unable to capitalize as UCF goalkeeper Shawn Doyle (Fort Myers, Fla.) posted three saves on the night. The Knights move to 7-2-0 (3-0-0 C-USA) with the win, while the Panthers drop their second match in a row and fall to 4-5-0 (0-2-0 C-USA).
• The Memphis men's soccer squad ended a five-game skid as the Tigers earned an overtime victory over Central Arkansas, 2-1. Liam Collins' (Skibbereen, Ireland) game-winning strike in the 97th minute lifted Memphis to the win and gave the freshman two goals on the season. In a hard-fought, physical game, the Tigers used solid back line defense and consistent offensive attach to push past the Bears. Memphis found itself in an early hole as Central Arkansas went ahead in the 19th minute, but roared back at the 36:06 mark when Cody McCoy (Knoxville, Tenn.) found a deflected ball and hammered home a shot to even the match. The Tigers posted five shots in the second half, but were unable to take the lead. With the win, Memphis improves to 3-6-0 (0-2-0 C-USA).
Wednesday, October 6
*Kentucky at Marshall - 6:00 p.m.
*(20) South Carolina at (8) SMU - 7:00 p.m.
Mercer at UAB - 7:00 p.m.
All Times Central.