Pore's First-Half Goal Spurs Tulsa Men's Soccer Past TCU, 1-0
Sept. 6, 2002
Tulsa, Oklahoma - On the first day of the 2002 Microtel Inn & Suites/Golden Hurricane Kickoff Classic at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex, Tulsa freshman Ryan Pore scored the Hurricane's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over TCU, while Bradley and UMKC battled to two overtimes before settling for a 1-1 tie in the first game of the Classic.
In the second game of the night, host Tulsa battled former Western Athletic Conference and Missouri Valley Conference rival TCU. Barely two minutes into the contest, Pore tallied his second goal of the season with a blast from the left to the right side at 1:59. TU junior Bryan Rudd picked up the assist on Pore's goal.
A little over 18 minutes later the game began to unravel as TCU's Joe Fields earned his first yellow card at 19:15 and his second yellow at 23:43, which automatically gave him a red card and he was ejected from the game. So, the Horned Frogs were faced with playing a man-down the rest of the contest. The contest became a very physical and tightly called affair with TCU racking up 16 fouls to TU's 10. Despite the advantage, a tough TCU defense kept the Hurricane from posting a second first-half goal.
As foul-plagued as the first half was, the second half was even worse and by the 77:42 minute mark, a total of 10 yellow cards had been issued, along with two more red cards against TCU. The Horned Frogs not only played the final 13 minutes with eight players, but collected 27 total fouls to TU's 19. Tulsa made run after run on TCU and outshot the Horned Frogs, 12-1 in the second period, and also attempted eight corned kicks while holding TCU to zero. Horned Frog goalkeeper Justin Durst was inserted at halftime and earned five saves in the second half, and along with TU players missing several scoring opportunities, kept the contest from getting out of hand.
Tulsa will battle UMKC on Saturday night at 7:35 p.m. in the fourth and final game of the 2002 Microtel Inn & Suites/Golden Hurricane Kickoff Classic.
SCORING SUMMARY TCU 0 0 - 0 Tulsa 1 0 - 1
GOALKEEPER SAVES Michael Lahoud (TCU) - 2 Justin Durst (TCU - 5 Brent Salter (TU) - 4 In the first game of the day, 18th-ranked Bradley and UMKC squared off. The Kangaroos broke the scoreless tie early when John Clark headed in teammate Jason Woods ricocheted shot attempt at 14:25.
The Kangaroo defense kept the Braves scoreless until just a little under seven minutes before halftime when Joe Ducci had his shot kicked into goal by a UMKC player at 38:16. Ducci's shot was still airborne and heading toward the goal when aUMKC player attempted to kick it out.
Although UMKC outshot Bradley, 8-6, in the first period, the Braves returned the favor by holding the Kangaroos to just two attempts in the second half compared to seven for Bradley. The game turned into a defensive struggle and neither team was able to find the back of the net despite several scoring chances. With the game tied at the end of regulation, the contest headed into overtime.
In the first overtime session, UMKC's defense took over and allowed the nationally ranked Braves just one shot. The Kangaroos attempted three shots, including one from the left side that just missed the right corner of the goal. The game remained tied and in the second 10-mintue overtime period, UMKC outshot Bradley, 2-0, but the two teams each were forced to settle for their first tie of the year.
Bradley will meet TCU in the third game of the Classic at 5:00 p.m. this Saturday at the Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex.
SCORING SUMMARY UMKC 1 0 0 0 - 1 Bradley 1 0 0 0 - 1
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