Tigers Drop 4-2 Decision At South Florida
Sept. 20, 2002
TAMPA, Fla.-- - Freshman Andy Metcalf scored his second goal of the season a Justin Dyer added his first, but it wasn't enough as the University of Memphis men's soccer squad fell to South Florida, 4-2, in Conference-USA action Friday. The loss was Memphis' second consecutive league loss and drops them to 4-2 on the season. USF improves to 5-1.
It took the Bulls just three minutes to get on the board when Hunter West, the C-USA's leading goal scorer, scored off an assist from Aaron Paroulek and Jeff Thwaites.
Metcalf answered just six minutes later when he played a long through-ball from junior defender Graham Gibbs for a one-touch shot past Troy Perkins, the USF goalie.
USF reclaimed the lead in the 23rd minute when Rustin Kluge teamed up with Brandon Streicher for a score, giving the Bulls a 2-1 lead.
Again Memphis found the equalizer when Justin Dyer registered his first goal of the year when he took a pass from Peter Cummings and flipped it into the back of the net. However, the Tiger defense was unable to hold the game tied when West found the back of the net for the second time after taking a through-ball from reserve Chris Raye to put the Bulls ahead for good at 3-2, just before the half.
After missed opportunities to tie the match by the Tigers, West and Paroulek combined to put the game away on West's third goal of the night in the 79th minute to give the Bulls a commanding 4-2 decision.
The Tigers, who are in the midst of a nine-game road trip, look to get back on track on Sunday when the battle Stetson University in a non-conference matchup.