Men's Soccer Blanks Colaiste Ide, 2-0, In Spring Finale
March 30, 2004
After the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the half, Metcalf put the Tigers ahead just five minutes into the second period after he settled a crossing pass from defender Cormac McArdle to knock home the eventual game-winner.
Dobson put the Tigers on the board again with just five minutes left in regulation on a sequence in which he played a ball to Dayton O'Brien who then passed to Metcalf. Metcalf was able to slip a pass in to Dobson for the score and the 2-0 advantage.
"I thought we moved the ball better in the second half," said Grant. "Andy (Metcalf) was exceptional and a continuous threat to their back four. He really stepped up to the challenge tonight."
"Colaiste Ide's work rate was tremendous," Grant said. "They battled well for a full 90 minutes and made a great game out of it. It is always exciting to play someone different in the spring and tonight was no exception. They (Colaiste Ide) brought a great game."
Memphis is now 3-0-1 in the four-year series against the Irish school.