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Tulsa Men's Soccer Team Registers 3-1 Win Over UCF

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Oct. 21, 2012

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The Tulsa men's soccer team registered a 3-1 win over UCF on Sunday afternoon at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. TU moved to 10-4-1 on the season and 4-1-1 in Conference USA, while the Knights fell to 5-5-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.

"Offensively we started out pretty well and created some good chances in the first half," Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "I thought we were just a little unfortunate to not get the first goal. We knew that the counter-attack was going to be a huge threat for them with their three guys going forward. Our backline's concentration wasn't what it needed to be in the first half and they caught us on that counter-attack. I thought we responded well to going a goal down, and then we came out in the second half, combined well, created a lot of good chances and didn't give up as many counter-attacks. I was pleased with our second-half performance."

McKauly Tulloch put UCF on the board as he scored from 15 yards out off a pass from Omar Vallejo in the 38th minute, but Bradley Bourgeois headed in his first goal of the season off a cross from Omar Mata just three minutes later to tie the game, 1-1.

Omar drilled in a penalty kick at the 64:09 mark for the game-winner, and nearly six minutes later Bryce Follensbee headed in a goal off a cross from Tony Rocha for the 3-1 win.

Follensbee had a team-best six shots, while Cristian Mata had four attempts. Stephen Roberson and Kyle Cumings each had three shots, and Rocha, Akeil Barrett and Jon Wright all had two attempts. Mark Pais logged all 90 minutes in goal and had one save.

TU had a 26-8 lead in shots, including a 16-3 advantage in shots on goal, while the Knights had an 8-6 lead in corner kicks.

Tulsa will return to action on Saturday, October 27th against Kentucky. Game time is set for 7:00 pm at the Hurricane Stadium.

Scoring Summary
Tulsa	1	2	-	3
UCF	1	0	-	1

Individual Scoring McKauly Tulloch (UCF) at 37:16 (Omar Vallejo) Bradley Bourgeois (Tulsa) at 40:29 (Omar Mata) Omar Mata (Tulsa) at 64:09 (penalty kick) Bryce Follensbee (Tulsa) at 69:59 (Tony Rocha)

Goalkeeper Saves Mark Pais (Tulsa) - 1 Tulsa Team - 1 Sebastian Evers (UCF) - 12 UCF Team - 1