Oct. 13, 2012
IRVING, Texas – Two was the magic number Saturday night during Conference USA men’s soccer action as all four teams earning points toward the league standings finished the night with a pair of goals. Marshall became the league’s first 10-match winner with a 2-1 decision against South Carolina. Kentucky rallied past No. 25 UAB, 2-1, while Tulsa and Memphis played to a two-all draw in Memphis.
Saturday, October 13
*at Marshall 2, South Carolina 1
Marshall grabbed a crucial Conference USA win over South Carolina after two first half goals propelled the Thundering Herd to a 2-1 win at Hurricane High School on Saturday night. The victory is Marshall’s 10th on the season (10-1-1) and second in C-USA play (2-1).
Junior Zach Hunter and freshman Nick Edginton scored the goals for the Herd in the 11th and 22nd minutes respectively, as Marshall cruised to an early 2-0 lead. Hunter’s strike, his first of the season, came via a free kick from 20-yards out, while Edginton’s goal was volleyed home off an Andrew Ferguson corner kick. Marshall Men's Soccer Page │South Carolina Men's Soccer Page
*Kentucky 2, at (25) UAB 1
Trailing by a goal at No. 25 UAB in the second half, Kentucky got a game-evening goal from senior Charley Pettys and while playing a man down, senior Matt Lodge connected on a penalty kick to seal the win, lifting the Wildcats to a thrilling comeback win over the Blazers, on a windy Saturday night at West Campus Field.
Kentucky (6-6-1, 1-1-1 Conference USA) battled the Blazers in a wild, physical game from the start. UK appeared to take an early lead but had a Tyler Riggs goal called off for offside. Minutes later, UAB netted a goal on a header off a corner kick.The win marked UK’s first over UAB since the 2008 season. The Blazers entered the game as UK’s seventh ranked opponent in the first 13 games of 2012. Kentucky Men's Soccer Page │UAB Men's Soccer Page
*(RV) Tulsa 2, at Memphis 2
Tulsa tied Memphis, 2-2, in double overtime Saturday night at the Mike Rose Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. TU moved to 8-4-1 on the season and 2-1-1 in Conference USA, while the Tigers moved to 4-5-3 overall and 0-1-2 in the league.
Cristian Mata scored his 10th goal of the season for Tulsa at the 16:38 mark off a rebound attempt by Tony Rocha, but 10 minutes later Memphis’ Mark Sherrod evened the score as he headed in a free kick by Liam Collins. Sherrod earned the go-ahead goal in the 41st minute to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead at the break.
Bryce Follensbee once again tied the score as he headed in a goal from the right side off a cross from Akeil Barrett with 52:52 on the clock. Neither team scored in the following 57 minutes to end the game in a tie. Tulsa Men's Soccer Page │Memphis Men's Soccer Page
Sunday, October 14
*(17) SMU at UCF 6 p.m.
Monday, October 8
at (RV) Tulsa 5, Nebraska Omaha 2
Tuesday, October 9
at Memphis 1, Central Arkansas 0
Wednesday, October 10
*(25) UAB 4, at South Carolina 3
at UCF 0, Stetson 0
Friday, October 12
at FIU 2, Howard 1
*Conference-USA match; all times Central
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