Men's Soccer Comeback Bid Falls Short in 3-2 Loss at Marquette
Oct. 4, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisc.-- - Dayton O'Brien scored twice and Clark Talley made four saves, but the Marquette scored the game-winner in the 79th minute to claim the 3-2 win over Memphis in C-USA play Saturday at Valley Fields.
Marquette got out to the early lead in the 6th minute of play when Chris Lee broke behind the Memphis defense to take a through ball pass from Tony Walby and dribble in for a shot past Talley.
The Golden Eagles increased the lead to 2-0 at the 35:44 mark of the first period on Lee's second score after he beat the Tiger defense down the right flank for a shot inside the left post.
Memphis attacked the Golden Eagles in the second half and cut the lead in half in the 62nd minute when O'Brien scored the first of his two goals on a penalty kick after a Marquette handball penalty inside the 18-yard box.
Memphis rallied to knot the game at 2-2 just three minutes later when O'Brien connected a header to John Reilly's long cross from the right side.
Marquette's Blair Kohlmeyer came up with the game-winner in the 79th minute. Brian Schnell was credited with the assist.
Memphis got one last chance to tie the game with 16 seconds to play, but Marquette keeper Adam Ubert, who made six saves, managed to save an O'Brien free kick over the crossbar and time ran out before Memphis was able to get off the corner kick.
Clark Talley was solid in goal for Memphis, making four saves in the loss. Memphis outshot Marquette 13-11 and maintained a 10-5 advantage on corner kicks.
The Tigers will face No. 3 UAB next in a C-USA matchup in Birmingham, Ala.