Tulsa Falls to Old Dominion in Conference USA Opener, 2-1
Sept. 28, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma -
Tulsa's ninth-ranked men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Old Dominion in the Conference USA opener on Saturday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. TU fell to 5-2-1 on the season and 0-1 in C-USA, while ODU moved to 4-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.
"I thought we started the game well," Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "We were moving the ball, created a couple good chances early on and obviously got the first goal. Then we went through a stretch where we were giving the ball away by forcing the ball forward. They are a counter-attack team and we allowed them to get into what they like to do. We made a couple adjustments and in the second half we came out very well. We were a bit more patient, kept the ball more and created a couple good chances. Overall I thought we played pretty well, it was an unfortunate PK, but we kept fighting and I was proud of the effort."
Geoffrey Hill evened the score in the 35th minute as he scored from 16 yards out off a cross from Ryan Condotta and the teams went into the break tied 1-1.
Ivan Militar scored the game-wining goal for the Monarchs off a penalty kick at the 73:39 mark.
Both teams had 14 shots in the game, while ODU had a 9-8 lead in shots on goal and a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Tulsa will return to action on Tuesday, October 1st against eighth-ranked Maryland. Game time is set for 6:00 pm Central in College Park, Md.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 1 0 - 1 ODU 1 1 - 2
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