Tulsa Falls 3-2 to Central Connecticut State in NCAA Second Round
Nov. 28, 2007
Tulsa, Okla. -Central Connecticut ended Tulsa's 10-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday night in the second round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. The Golden Hurricane concluded the season with a 15-3-2 overall record, while the Blue Devils moved to 9-8-3 on the season.
"Central Connecticut did a god job of defending, they were well organized and they made it hard to penetrate," Tulsa Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "We gave away opportunities and they capitalized on it. We fought to the end and we didn't give up, but we just couldn't get it done."
Freshman Ashley McInnes put TU on the board in the 21st minute off a corner kick taken by senior Eric Burkholder, but CCSU's Yan Klukowski countered with a goal in the 23rd minute to tie the contest going into the break.
Johan Rundquist knocked in a goal with just 2:48 ticked off the clock in the second half to put the Blue Devils ahead for the first time in the contest. The game remained scoreless for 33 minutes before Connor Smith headed in a goal in the 81st minute for a two-goal cushion.
Senior Todd Goddard tallied his 11th goal of the season off a penalty kick at the 85:01 mark, but time ran out for Tulsa, as they fell 3-2 to CCSU.
TU out-shot Central Connecticut State, 20-10, but CCSU had a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal. Golden Hurricane senior Dominic Cervi posted four saves in the contest for 81 on the season and 207 in his career.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 1 1 - 2 CCSU 1 2 - 3
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