Bearcats Hand Tiger 4-2 Defeat
Sept. 14, 2002
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Cincinnati scored two unanswered goals in the second half to hand the University of Memphis men's soccer squad its first loss of the season, 4-2, at Meyers Field Saturday in Conference-USA action. Memphis falls to 4-1 (1-1, C-USA) on the year, while Cincinnati improves to 1-2.
Wiremu Patrick put the Bearcats on the board first when he blasted an indirect kick past goalie Clark Talley in just the 15th minute of action. However, the Tigers did not take long to respond as senior Chris Schmidt scored his first goal of the season when he redirected a crossing pass from Dusty Brezovsky to knot the match at 1-1 going into halftime.
Cincinnati jumped back out on top, 2-0, in the 51st minute behind an unassisted goal by Josh Gardner. Freshman Daniel Ronan quickly provided Memphis with the equalizer in the 52nd minute of play, scoring his team-tying third goal on the year when he took a pass from Omar Jarun on the right side for a shot past UC goalie Sacha Nathu.
That was all the Memphis offense could muster and the defense was unable to hold the Bearcat attack off as Cincinnati followed with a goal by Matt Hyden in the 71st minute and Jarrett Devereaux in the 80th minute to put the match away.
The Tigers return to action in a C-USA matchup with South Florida on Friday, Sept. 20. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EST.