Klipsch Scores First Career Goal in @UMTigerSoccer 1-0 Win over UMKC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Freshman Jordan Klipsch scored his first career goal in the 60th minute to give Memphis a 1-0 victory over UMKC at Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Friday night.
Klipsch scored off a corner kick by Simon Estornel that was headed back to Klipsch by Spencer Moeller at the far post. Klipsch knocked the ball into the right corner of the net to give the Tigers the lead.
Memphis was able to pick up the second shutout of the season behind another strong performance by the defense and goalkeeper Cody Uzcategui. The Tiger goalie only had to make one save as a result of the work by defenders Klipsch, J.J. Greer, Austin Stone and Quincy Thomas. Memphis kept a majority of the possession through midfielders Liam Collins, Simon Estornel and Spencer Moeller.
Memphis controlled the game through much of the first half despite not scoring. Mark Sherrod hit the post on a shot in the fourth minute, and Liam Collins forced UMKC goalkeeper Chris McGaughey to make a good save to keep Memphis off of the board. At the half, Memphis had 10 shots while UMKC had just one. Memphis finished the game with five shots on goal and UMKC had one.
The second half was back and forth between the two teams until Klipsch’s goal. Memphis was able to hold off the UMKC pressure for the remaining 30 minutes and earn the victory. The Tigers improved to 23-6-3 in season openers and have outscored their opponents 75-37. The shutout was the first in the home opener since the 2010 meeting with Belmont (4-0).
The Tigers are back in action on Sunday afternoon against Oral Roberts. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.