Oct. 28, 2012
IRVING, Texas – No. 19 SMU was a 1-0 overtime winner against Marshall Sunday, to clinch one of the top two seeds at the Conference USA Men’s Soccer Championship, Nov. 7-11 in Birmingham, Ala. The Mustangs improved to 6-1 in league play and sit atop the table with 18 points. Seeding for the Championship will be determined during the final week of C-USA play.
Sunday, October 28
*at (19) SMU 1, Marshall 0 (OT)
No. 19 SMU defeated Marshall, 1-0, in overtime Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Westcott Field. Sophomore Tyler Engel scored the game's lone goal. With the win, SMU improves to 10-3-3 on the season and holds the top spot in Conference USA with a 6-1 mark. Marshall is now 11-4-1 this year and 3-4 in league play.
After a scoreless 90 minutes of play, Engel broke through with a goal just 1:13 into the first overtime. Junior Juan Castillo ran up the right side to the end line and fed a pass to Engel. Engel then cut a defender and fired a shot just inside the near post from eight yards out. The goal was Engel's team-leading eighth tally of the season. He also leads the Mustangs in points (22), assists (6) and game-winning goals (5).
Goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra made three saves on the afternoon to earn his sixth shutout of the season. SMU Men's Soccer Page │Marshall Men's Soccer Page
Tuesday, October 23
*at Marshall 2, FIU 0
Wednesday, October 24
*at UCF 4, Memphis 3 (2OT)
(9) Coastal Carolina 3, at South Carolina 2
Saturday, October 27
*Kentucky 2, at (23) Tulsa 0
*Memphis 2, at FIU 1 (2OT)
*UAB 4, at UCF 3
at (13) Wake Forest 3, South Carolina 1
*Conference-USA match; all times Central
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