The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team lost on the road 4-1 to the University of Tulsa on Tuesday night at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. The match was the first time the two teams had faced each other in five seasons. The Hurricanes moved to 3-2-1 overall on the season with the win, while the loss puts ORU at 2-1-1 overall.
“It was a big game,” Tom McIntosh, Head Coach of the Hurricanes said. “We talked before the game about coming out and asserting ourselves and I thought we did that early on. It was good to get an early goal. We needed to get more production from different players.”
The seniors led the way for the Hurricanes. Senior Akeil Barrett assisted on the first goal scored by sophomore Austin Neil giving the Hurricanes an early 1-0 lead a little over 8 minutes into the match. Barrett then extended the lead to 2-0 with a penalty kick at the 30:22 mark.
In the second frame Seniors Ray Saari and Abe Matamoros both scored goals. Matamoros scored in the 56th minute followed by Saari’s goal in the 70th minute with an assist by Cameron Drackett.
Sophomore, Matthew Rogers put ORU on the board late in the game scoring a goal from 30 yards out at the 74:45 mark for his first goal of the season.
Tulsa led in shots 19-3 for the match, with a 11-1 margin in shots on goal, as well as an 8-5 lead in corner kicks for the match.
The Golden Eagles look to bounce back as they head to Dallas, TX where they will take on Southern Methodist University, Friday night at 5 p.m.