Men's Soccer Stalks Bruins For Third Win of 2001
Oct. 8, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Tiger soccer team travels to Nashville today in preparation for a 5 p.m. showdown with the Belmont Bruins on Tuesday, Oct. 9th.
The Tigers (2-5-2) will be searching for win number three on the year after suffering a 3-2 conference loss on the road to No. 4 Saint Louis on Saturday. The Bruins fell to 2-7 on the campaign after dropping a 4-0 shutout to fellow Atlantic Sun member Stetson over the weekend.
Memphis owns a 4-1-0 advantage against their in-state rival which included a 4-0 shutout at Echles Field last season. The Tigers have outscored the Bruins 15-2 since the series inception back in 1996 and have recorded three concecutive shutouts by a combined score of 8-0 during the last three annual contests, with the last Belmont victory occurring during the 1997 season.
The Tiger offense is paced by senior forwards Lars Thorstensen and Sean Fraser, who rank 1-2 in points (11,10) and goals (5,4) respectively. Fraser leads all players with 25 shots but it's Thorstensen who has proven the most effective thus far with a .278 shot percentage, compared to .160 for his fellow striker.