Tulsa Men's Soccer Team Dominates UMKC, 4-0
Aug. 25, 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma -
The Tulsa men's soccer team dominated UMKC on Saturday night as TU captured a 4-0 victory in the season opener at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. The Golden Hurricane moved to 1-0 on the season, while the Kangaroos fell to 0-1 overall.
"I thought our pressure was good as a group," Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "I think we established how we want to defend, and I think we created a lot of good chances. I thought we gave up a couple chances in the beginning of the second half, but once we got the first goal we stepped up our pressure and I was really pleased."
Jake Dobkins, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., punched in the game-winner in the 68th minute as freshman defender Marcus Jordan picked up the assist. Just over 10 minutes later freshman Bryce Follensbee of Orlando, Fla., recorded his first career goal as he went one-on-one with the goalkeeper and scored from the right side.
A freshman from Tulsa, Okla., Cristian Mata drilled in a goal from 45 yards out as he one-timed a clear by the goalkeeper for his first career goal at the 82:40 mark, and Follensbee scored again in the 87th minute with classmate Bradley Bourgeois picking up the assist.
Follensbee had a team-best eight shots, while Mata added four attempts and Akeil Barrett had three shots. Mark Pais, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., logged all 90 minutes in goal, recorded one save and earned the shutout.
Tulsa had a 20-11 advantage in shots, including an 11-2 lead in shots on goal, and a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Hurricane will return to action next Friday, August 31st, against New Mexico beginning at 8:00 pm at the Hurricane Stadium.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 0 4 - 4 UMKC 0 0 - 0
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