Tigers Strike Again In Overtime, Notch 200th Win In Program History
Sept. 6, 2002
Memphis, Tenn.-- - For the second time in as many games, the University of Memphis men's soccer team secured victory with a double-overtime goal. This one was even more special as it notched the 200th- win in the program's hostory. Sophomore Daniel Dobson provided the heroics as his six-yard blast into an open net gave Memphis a 2-1 victory over San Francisco in day one action of the Memphis-Diadora Tournament Friday at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Dobson scored the goal in the fourth minute of the second 10-minute extra period on an assist from freshman J.R. Williams.
"This was a good match and it is a special victory," head coach Richie Grant said. "I think this match shows the importance of the preseason. We've been here before against Evansville and then last Saturday against TCU. We got some big performances from our guys, but you have to credit San Francisco. It was a lot like a conference match out there tonight."
San Francisco took an early 1-0 lead in the 26th-minute when Josh Hansen scored unassisted off a blast from the top of the 18-yard box. The Tigers knotted the game at one when sophomore John Reilly headed a throw-in from senior Chris Schmidt past USF goalie Mark Muleady.
With the scored tied at one, neither team could score the go-ahead goal in the final 45 minutes of regulation as the Tigers outshot the Dons 15-7, but came up empty. The overtime was a different story, as Memphis once again controlled the tempo in extra time and finally got a break when Dobson was left unmarked in front of the box to drive the game-winning goal past Muleady.
Junior Clark Talley picked up his second win of the season in goal for the Tigers recording four saves. Muleady made eight saves for the Dons who were managed only 17 shots compared to 28 by the home team.
In the first match of the tournament, Drury recorded its first win of the season by defeating Northeastern, 1-0. Drury forward John Pedroli scored the matches lone goal, unassisted, in the 80th minute and the Panther defense was able to hold of the Huskies the rest of the way to capture the win.
The Memphis Diadora Tournament will conclude on Saturday, August 7 at the MRSC, when Drury takes on San Francisco at 5 p.m., followed by Memphis versus Northeastern at 7:30 p.m.