Men's Soccer Downs Drury, 2-1
Oct. 18, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- - Sophomore forward Andy Metcalf scored a his third goal in two games and Dayton O'Brien also scored and added an assist to power Memphis past Drury, 2-1 Saturday in non-conference play at Echles Field. The win was Tiger head coach Richie Grant's 100th career coaching win.
O'Brien broke a scoreless tie at the 10:50 mark on his third penalty kick of the year after the Drury defense was charged with a foul inside the penalty box.
With Memphis ahead 1-0, Metcalf scored what proved to be the game winner in the 40th minutes when he played a ball from O'Brien and streaked down the left flank for a blast inside the right post.
For the second consecutive match, the Tigers held a shutout until late in the game as Drury closed the gap to 2-1 in the 86th minute on a goal by defender Matt Klauser.
Memphis outshot Drury 17-9 in the contest and claimed a 14-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Tiger goalie Clark Talley made four saves in his second straight start, while Panther keeper Tommy Fulmer made two saves in a losing effort.
"I thought we got a good performance out of the guys," said Grant. "We got an excellent finish from Andy Metcalf on the ball from Dayton. Andy is showing how valuable his finishing is to our results. You have to give credit to Drury for coming in here without a win and playing with real purpose tonight. Now we have game to prepare for Saint Louis."
Memphis will be back in action on Sat., Oct. 25, when they host Alabama A&M in a non-conference battle at Echles Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.