Men's Soccer Outlasts Vanderbilt, 3-2
Sept. 29, 2002
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- - Freshman Daniel Ronan scored his third goal in two matches and added an assist, as the University of Memphis men's soccer team equaled its 2001 win total, outlasting Vanderbilt 3-2 in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at Vanderbilt Soccer Field. Memphis, who finished the 2001 season with a 6-9-2 mark, improves to 6-2-1 on the year. Vandy falls to 2-7.
For the second consecutive match the Tigers struck first when freshman midfielder Andy Metcalf's header, from a Ronan cross, found the back of the net in the 27th minute. Metcalf's second career score sent the Tigers into halftime ahead, 1-0.
Vanderbilt fought back with goals by Nik DeMello and Jack Hartley in the 49th and 62nd minutes respectively, tying the match at 2-2.
Ronan found the game-winner, however, in the 75 minute of action when he made his way through the Vandy defense for a shot that went through Commodore keeper Matthew Gotterer's legs before finding its way between the posts for a 3-2 Tiger victory.
Memphis, who is now undefeated in its last three matches, will return to action on Friday, October 5, when they travel to Chicago for a conference match with DePaul. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.