Andy Metcalf Scores Twice to Lead Men's Soccer to 3-2 Win over UW-Milwaukee
Sept. 14, 2003
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- - Sophomore forward Andy Metcalf scored twice for the second time this season and Omar Jarun added his third goal in two games as the Tiger offensive attack proved to be too much for UW-Milwaukee in a 3-2 win at the Holiday Inn Downtown Classic in Louisville, Ky. Memphis, who has now scored a goal in 26 consecutive matches, improves to 2-2 on the year.
The Memphis defense again struggled early on, allowing UWM to take a 1-0 lead just 19 seconds into the contest on a goal by B.J. Blake. However, the Tiger defense then settled down and held the Panthers to just seven shots during the remainder of the match.
Metcalf tied the match at one apiece in the 33rd minute after he settled a pass from Dayton O'Brien, split a pair of Panther defenders and dribbled around the keeper for an easy score.
The Panthers took a 2-1 lead just 15 minutes into the second session when Cliff Ellsworth scored on an assist from Chris Brisson.
From the 70th minute on, Metcalf and Jarun took over the game. At the 69:52 mark of the contest O'Brien recorded his second assist of the match when he slipped a pass to Jarun inside the six-yard box for the equalizer.
With nine minutes left to play, midfielder Daniel Dobson played a through ball to Metcalf's run for the 3-2 lead and game-winning goal.
For the second straight night, Memphis keeper Sebastian Vecchio put together a strong performance with four saves, including a pair of game-saving saves for his second win.
"Sebastian had a good game on Friday and again came up big for us today." said Richie Grant.
Memphis controlled play throughout the competition, outshooting UWM 14-8.
"Andy and Omar dominated the game with their attack," said Grant. "We got a good team performance today."
Memphis will now travel to Evansville, Indiana to take on the Gaels of Iona at 5 p.m. on Fri., Sept 19, in the ProRehab Aces Classic. The Tigers will face Evansville on Sun., Sept 21, at 2:30 p.m. in the Classic.