Men's Soccer Races Past Belmont, 5-1 in Final Road Match of the Season
Nov. 4, 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- - Dayton O'Brien scored two goals for the third time this season, while Andy Metcalf and Brad Whitsitt each added a goal and an assist as Memphis scored a season-high five goals to breeze past Belmont 5-1 in the Tiger final road game of the season.
The game did not get off to a favorable start for Memphis as Belmont took a 1-0 lead at the 7:28 mark of the first period when Amr Ali connected with a Kalid Puentes pass and played it over Tiger keep Sebastian Vecchio's head into the top corner.
However, it was all Memphis from then on as the Tigers rallied for five unanswered goals.
O'Brien got evened the match at 1-1 with his first score in the 34th minute when he rebounded a Tiger shot in the goalie box and placed a shot under the Bruin keeper for the score.
Whitsitt notched his first career assists on O'Brien's game winner in the 36th minute. The freshman played a ball to O'Brien, who blasted a shot inside the left post for his second goal of the contest.
The Tigers put the game away, at 3-1, in the 37th minute with an unassisted goal by Metcalf. The goal was Metcalf's 10th of the year and 15th of his career.
Omar Jarun followed with a goal in the 57th minute with his sixth tally on a shot over the keeper's head.
Whitsitt capped the scoring in the 70th minute with his second-career goal. He took a pass from Metcalf past a charging Bruin goalie for the easy score to give Memphis the subsequent 5-1 victory.
Despite giving up the early goal, Memphis outshot Belmont 21-4 in the match. O'Brien reeled off a C-USA season-high nine shots, seven of which were on goal,
Vecchio made two saves in goal for Memphis, to capture his sixth win of the season. Belmont goalie Matt Renfrow made four saves in 70 minutes of action, while reserve keeper Michael Moretti made three in 20 minutes.
Memphis will play its final game of the season on Sat., Nov. 8, when they host Charlotte at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.