Blue Demons Trip Up Memphis 2-1 In Men's Soccer Action
Oct. 5, 2002
CHICAGO - DePaul notched its first Conference-USA win of the season defeating Memphis 2-1 Saturday at Wish Field.
Memphis (6-3-1, 1-3-0) tallied just 11 shots in the match and Blue Demon goalkeeper Michael Timlin had to make just two saves as the Tigers could not get on track offensively. DePaul (3-5-2, 1-2-0) took the lead in the 18th minute when Luke Rojo found Jonathan Foley on a through ball that the DePaul midfielder finished off to give the home team a 1-0 advantage.
Tiger forward Matt Bryant answered late in the first half when Memphis was awarded a penalty kick in the 43rd minute of play. Bryant blasted the ball past Timlin for his second goal of the season.
The Blue Demons took the lead for good in the 58th minute when Tim Blake found the back of the net from five yards out after he took possession of the ball that both teams were scrambling for. Adam Hermsen and Jonathan Foley were each credited with an assist on the play.
Junior Clark Tallely made five saves in goal for Memphis who allowed DePaul to get 13 shots in the contest. Freshamn Daniel Ronan, the Tigers' leading scorer, led the team with three shots in a reserve role. Memphis had seven corner kicks in the contest while DePaul had six.
Memphis returns to action next Friday, Oct. 11, when the Tigers face East Carolina in a match set for 1 p.m. EST.