Memphis Shuts Out Lipscomb in Preseason Finale
Aug. 19, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Freshman Brian Farrell and sophomore Robert Sausaman found the back of the net and a stout Tiger defense allowed no shots on goal as the University of Memphis men's soccer team shut out the Lipscomb Bisons 2-0 on Saturday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
"I was really pleased with our attacking contribution tonight," head coach Richie Grant said. "It was something we had stressed at practice this week, and it was good to see our offense and defense working together."
Farrell struck first for the Tigers in the 38th minute after Jordan Lynn drove to the net and drilled a shot off of Lipscomb goalkeeper Danny Prichard. Farrell took control of the rebound and chipped it into the net for the 1-0 lead.
Farrell's goal was enough for Memphis netminders Michael Goodlett and Tyler Strom, who played one half each, as they combined for the shut out win. However, the Tigers added some insurance as Sausaman and classmate Shaun Goulding combined for a score in the 69th minute.
Goulding's corner kick sunk into heavy traffic in front of the Lipscomb goal, and Sausaman was there to redirect the ball into the net.
The Tigers were originally scheduled to face Belhaven on Monday night in an exhibition match, but after that preseason game was cancelled, the Tigers will now gear up for their regular season opener Thursday Aug. 24 at Louisville. The Tigers finished the preseason 1-0-1 after tying with Christian Brothers on Wednesday.
After taking on the Cardinals, Memphis will face the Belmont Bruins in Nashville on Sunday Aug. 27. The home schedule opens with a Friday night match against the Clemson Tigers, a 2005 Final Four squad, on Sept. 1.