Men's Soccer Draws Seventh Seed at C-USA Championship
Oct. 30, 2006
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Memphis men's soccer team can finally stop wondering about their position in the upcoming Conference USA Tournament. The UCF Golden Knights defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd 4-2 on Monday in a make-up of a postponed match that had heavy implications for the C-USA Tournament.
The Golden Knights' victory over the Herd was enough to vault UCF (6-8-2, 3-3-2 in C-USA) past the Tigers (10-7-0, 3-5-0 in C-USA) into sixth place. The Tigers would have finished sixth if Marshall had been able to claim a victory in its final match of the season.
The Tigers will now face a familiar foe, the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats, who defeated the Tigers on Saturday 3-1 in Lexington. Kickoff is set for Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. It will mark the Tigers first match at a neutral site all season.
"In terms of preparing, we spent last week preparing for Kentucky, so it's a matter of fixing the things we didn't do well from that game," head coach Richie Grant said. "I thought we played some really good football in the opening 25 minutes on Saturday against them. Now we need to reproduce that type of form and do it for a full 90 minutes."