Tigers Fall to No. 20 Washington in OT
Sept. 14, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Memphis (1-3-1) fell to No. 20 Washington (4-1-1) in overtime, Friday, at the UAB Soccer for a Cure Classic. The Huskies now lead the all-time series over the Tigers 2-0.
Following a defensive struggle in regulation, overtime began in much the same manner. In the 98th-minute, the Huskies got the golden goal off a long throw-in by Michael Harris that was headed in by Dylan Tucker-Gangnes to the right netting.
The first half was a defensive battle with the Tigers taking the only three shots of the half. Memphis forward Mark Sherrod had two opportunities to score once in the 12th and 41st-minutes. Sherrod's first shot was saved by Huskies' goalkeeper Spencer Richey, with the second shot going just wide of the left post.
In the second half, the Tigers out-shot the Huskies 5-3, as the Memphis defense was able to hold Washington at bay. Sherrod led in the Tigers in second half shots with two followed by Quincy Thomas (1), Paul Banks (1) and Simon Estornel (1).
The game marks the third overtime match the Tigers have played this season, and their first loss in overtime in 2012. Memphis has played in 68 overtime (OT &2OT) games in the program's history with an all-time record of 14-23-31 in those games.
Memphis returns to the pitch at the UAB Soccer for a Cure Classic Sunday at 11:30 am (CT) taking on the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University. For more information on the University of Memphis men's soccer program and all Tigers-athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.