Tulsa Captures 2-1 Overtime Win Over South Carolina
Oct. 6, 2013
Columbia, S.C. -
Akeil Barrett netted the golden goal to give Tulsa's 12th-ranked men's soccer team a 2-1 overtime win over South Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the Eugene E. Stone III Stadium in Columbia, S.C. TU moved to 6-3-1 on the season and 1-1 in Conference USA, while the Gamecocks fell to 4-5-2 overall and 1-1 in the league.
"We started out the game very well," Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "We had total control of most of the first half, and then we lost a little bit of the possession. Unfortunately we gave up a corner kick in the second half and it was one of the scenarios we didn't want to get into, but they had a bunch of bodies in the box and their guy headed it in. We responded well, took control of the play and got the goal back. Then it was back-and-forth in the last 30 minutes, but it was a great play by Akeil and a great goal for the win."
South Carolina struck first as Mahamoudou Kaba headed in a corner kick taken by Ryan Arambula at the 54:06 mark, but Cristian Mata quickly got the goal back as he scored in the 59th minute off a pass from Kyle Cumings. Neither team found the back of the net for the remainder of regulation and the game was forced into overtime.
As the final seconds of the first overtime period neared, Cristian fed Barrett the ball up the side line and Barrett scored the game-winner with just three seconds remaining in the first overtime period.
TU had a 17-12 lead in shots, including an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal, and a 7-5 lead in corner kicks.
The Golden Hurricane will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 9th against New Mexico. The game time is set for 7:00 pm Central and will be broadcast live on NSCAATV.com.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 0 1 1 - 2 South Carolina 0 1 0 - 1
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