Late Goal Lifts UAB Past Memphis 2-1 In Men's Soccer Action
Oct. 23, 2002
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UAB forward Flavio Monteiro's second consecutive game-winning goal in the 87th minute lifted the Blazers past Memphis, 2-1, in Conference-USA action Wednesday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Forward Jermie Frankson put UAB (8-3-3, 4-1-2 C-USA) on the board first, just 14 minutes in, when he played a ball from Marin Pusek down the left side for a shot past a diving Clark Talley just inside the right post.
Memphis (8-5-1, 2-5 C-USA) fought back to square the match at one with just under six minutes remaining when freshman Omar Jarun tallied the first goal of his collegiate career on a header following a short cross from Dayton O'Brien. The assist was O'Brien's team-leading sixth of the season.
However, it took the Blazers just thee minutes to find the game-winner as Mikey Spitzer's long crossing pass found Monteiro who tucked a shot inside the left post for the game-winner.
"We put forth another super effort," Head Coach Richie Grant said. "And we put ourselves in a great position when we tied the match at 1-1, but UAB is a great team. We made bad mistakes on their goals and they capitalized on them."
In a physical league matchup, Memphis outshot UAB 17-10, including claiming an 11-6 advantage in the second half. Talley made three saves for the Tigers while Blazer keeper Clint Baumstark stopped four Memphis shots.
The Tigers look to bounce back on Wednesday, Oct. 30, when they host conference opponent Marquette. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.