Men's Soccer Set for Final Spring Test Against Colaiste Ide Tonight
March 30, 2004
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- - The University of Memphis men's soccer team will wrap up spring competition tonight when they host Colaiste Ide of Ireland at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. This year's meeting will mark the fourth consecutive year that the Irish Soccer School has traveled to the U.S. to play the Tigers. Kickoff was originally set for 7:30 p.m., but has now been changed to 6 p.m.
Current Tigers, John Reilly and Gary Connolly are former Colaiste Ide players. Head coach Richie Grant, former Tiger assistant and Tennessee U-23 Olympic Development coach Paul Conway and 2004 senior Graham Gibbs are also alumni of Colaiste Ide.
The men's team holds a 2-0-1 record against the Irish school. In the first contest in 2001, Memphis was triumphant in a 4-2 win, but the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw in 2002. The Tigers routed Colaiste Ide, 4-1, last year as Dayton O'Brien had two assists and four Tigers scored goals.