Tigers Roll Past Cross-town Rival Christian Brothers 4-1 In Exhibition Opener
Aug. 21, 2002
Memphis, Tenn. - Sophomore Daniel Dobson scored twice and sophomore John Reilly added a goal and an assist as the University of Memphis men's soccer team recorded a 4-1 exhibition victory over cross-town rival Christian Brothers at Signiago Field Wednesday.
The Tigers scored four unanswered goals after CBU got out to an early 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal by Alan Whittington in the third minute of play.
Reilly tied the game at one with a blast from the right corner of the penalty box in the fourth minute. Sophomore Matt Bryant assisted on the first goal. Senior Kirk Ricketts then gave Memphis the lead for good in the 11th minute as he put a rebound past CBU goalkeeper Beau Lotz after Dobson put a header off the left post.
"Tonight was good for us," head coach Richie Grant said. "All the lads got some playing time and I'm excited about some of the young players. This was a good warm-up game for us, but we still have work to do."
Dobson scored two second-half goals with the first coming off a double-assist by Reilly and senior defender Chris Schmidt. Dobson's second goal came off a rebound in the 70th minute.
Junior Clark Talley started in goal for the Tigers and had four saves. Freshman Brian Baytos completed the match in goal logging 15 minutes.
This was the first of two exhibition games before the Tigers open their regular season Sat., Aug. 31, versus TCU at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. The second exhibition game against Evansville will be this Sat., Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at the MRSC.