Tulsa Captures 3-1 Win Over Cincinnati

October 29, 2016

The Tulsa men’s soccer team captured a 3-1 win over Cincinnati on Saturday night at Gettler Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  TU moved to 8-4-4 on the season and 3-2-1 in the American Athletic Conference, while UC fell to 8-6-1 overall and 3-3 in the league.


“It was a huge win,” Head Coach Tom McIntosh said.  “Cincinnati has a very good team that doesn’t lose very often at home, so to go down a goal and come back and score three in the second half displays our teams’ toughness and character.  Overall we moved the ball well and in the second half created a lot more chances as we held possession for most of the second half.  The guys did a good job of keeping their poise throughout the game.” 


Cincinnati was awarded a penalty kick at the 18:38 mark, a goal Adam Wilson drilled in for his fourth goal of the season.  This was the first penalty kick attempted against TU this year.


Senior Ray Saari, who missed the last five games due to injury, evened the score in the 48th minute as he also punched in a penalty kick, the seventh PK for the Golden Hurricane on the season.  The penalty kick was a result of a red card on Cincinnati, forcing the Bearcats to play a man down for the final 42:49 of the contest. 


Freshman Matthew Puig made it 2-1 Tulsa as the Cincinnati goalkeeper and defender had a miscommunication and Puig put one into an empty net at the 65:00 mark. 


Senior Quinton Duncan earned his first goal of the year and third in his career as he chipped the ball over the UC goalkeeper off a pass from Saari in the 88th minute for the final score.


“Quinton played very well today,” McIntosh said.  “Not only did he get a goal, he did a great job on defense.  He had a complete game so to see him end the contest with a goal was great.”


Tulsa had a 17-8 lead in shots, including a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal, and an 8-3 lead in corner kicks.


Puig and Saari had a team-best three shots apiece, all six of which were on goal, while Rollie Rocha, Kay Duit, Vincent Pedace and Jacob Gooden all had two attempts.  Jake McGuire logged all 90 minutes between the posts and picked up three saves.


Tulsa will close out the regular season at home on Friday, November 4 against Memphis.  Game time is set for 7:00 pm at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.


Scoring Summary

Tulsa               0          3          -           3

Cincinnati        1          0          -           1


Individual Scoring

Adam Wilson (Cincinnati) at 18:38 (penalty kick)

Ray Saari (Tulsa) at 47:11 (penalty kick)

Matthew Puig (Tulsa) at 65:00 (unassisted)

Quinton Duncan (Tulsa) at 87:11 (Ray Saari)


Goalkeeper Saves

Jake McGuire (Tulsa) – 3

Pedro Diaz (Cincinnati) – 6




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