Temple Scores Two Second-Half Goals to Defeat @UMTigerSoccer 2-1
Oct. 19, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Temple sophomore forward Jared Martinelli scored in the 87th minute to lift Temple (8-3-3, 1-1-3) to a 2-1 victory over Memphis (8-6-1, 2-4-0) on Saturday afternoon at Ambler Sports Complex.
Martinelli's goal came just two minutes after Mark Sherrod tied the game at one goal apiece. Sherrod converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute for his fifth goal of the season. The Knoxville, Tenn. native is now three-for-three on penalty kicks this season.
Sherrod now has 40 goals in his career, and that mark puts the forward in sole possession of third place on the Memphis all-time list. Morton Akerfors (87-90) holds the all-time record with 49 career goals, followed by Sean Fraser (98-01) with 45, and then Sherrod with 40.
Sherrod also sits at 92 career points after Saturday's performance, and is in sole possession of third place on the program's all-time list.
The two goalkeepers kept the game scorless due to some fine work between the posts. Temple goalie Dan Scheck finished with seven saves, while Cody Uzcategui made three saves of his own.
The game was scoreless until the 79th minute, when Temple took the lead on a penalty kick of their own. Freshman defender Robert Sagel converted from the penalty spot to give Temple the initial lead.
All three goals in Saturday's contest came in the last 11 minutes of regulation. After Temple took the 2-1 lead, Memphis responded with a great chance to equalize less than a minute later. Fakhry Khulfan, who scored the game-winning goal on Wednesday, got a header on target but was denied by Scheck.
Temple was able to play out the remaining three minutes to earn the victory.
The Owls and Tigers are now tied with six points apiece in conference play, with just one week remaining in the regular season.
Memphis returns to Mike Rose Soccer Complex for the final two games of the regular season. The Tigers host SMU on Wednesday night, before concluding the regular season on Saturday night against Louisville. Kickoff for both games next week is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT and admission is FREE for all fans.