Tigers Fall on Bears Golden Goal
Memphis (3-5-2) fell to Missouri State (5-3-2) in overtime 1-0, on Wednesday. The game marked the sixth overtime match of the season for the Tigers, one shy of the program-record of seven set in 2007.
The Bears snagged the golden goal on a free kick by Jack Wood. Four-minutes into overtime Memphis was charged with a foul and yellow card setting up the opportunity from just outside the 18-yard-box. Wood buried the shot to the lower-left corner of the net for his second goal of the season and game winner.
In the first half Memphis took three shots on goal. Forward Mark Sherrod looked to strike first for the Tigers in the seventh-minute with a shot, but missed high. Benjamin Ciosanski attempted two more shots in the 14th and 38th-minute, but both were saved by Bears-goalkeeper Andrew Riggs.
Missouri State took only two shots in the first 45-minutes of play, with both taken by Andrew Turner. Turner's attempts missed wide right in the 20th-minute, and wide left in the 26th-minute.
The second half mirrored the first 45-minutes with neither team able to gain the upper-hand offensively. Memphis attempted only two shots in the half with one taken by Liam Collins and another by Lewis Ellis. Collins's attempt missed wide left in the 60th-minute, with Ellis' blocked by the Bears defense in the 77th-minute.
The Tigers return to action Tuesday, October 9, at home for their final non-conference game against UCA, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. (CT). For more information on the University of Memphis men's soccer program and all Tigers-athletics please visit GoTigersGo.com.