Men's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Tie with Charlotte in Season Finale
Nov. 8, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- - Reid Greenslade scored his first goal of the year to knot the match at 1-1 in the 59th minute as Memphis battled to a draw against C-USA opponent Charlotte, Saturday, in the final game of the season at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
The 49ers took a 1-0 advantage in the third minute of play on a goal by midfielder Evan Harding. Harding beat Tiger keeper Clark Talley to a free ball for a header over Talley's head and into an empty net.
Greenslade would give Memphis the equalizer at the 58:35 mark of the contest when he took a ball on the right flank, split a pair of 49er defenders and belted a shot into the far right corner of the net.
Memphis threatened on a free kick with less than 10 seconds in regulation, but Dayton O'Brien's shot sailed wide to send the game into overtime.
The Tigers attacked in the both overtime periods, outshooting the Niners 5-3, but, neither team could manage a score.
C-USA saves leader Lucas Mackanos made three saves for Charlotte, who secured a seed in next week's conference tournament. Sebastian Vecchio made one save in 65 minutes of reserve action for the Tigers who outshot the 49ers 13-11.
"We gave up a poor goal early, but after the goal we controlled the game," said head coach Richie Grant. "We got an exceptional goal from Reid Greenslade. You have to credit to our players; they pushed hard for the winning goal."
Memphis finishes the season 8-8-2 overall and 1-6-2 in league play.