The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team picked up a pair of wins this week, including a victory in their first conference game of the season.
On Monday, Santa Clara came to Tulsa. The game started out well for the Golden Hurricane. They did a good job of putting pressure on the Broncos, and Rollie Rocha put Tulsa on the board within fifteen minutes. He beat two defenders with a nice dribble move before getting a shot past the goalkeeper.
Later in the half, the Broncos scored a goal of their own, making the score level at 1–1 heading into halftime.
In the second half, neither team was able to pull away from the other. The even play ended with a scoreless half, and the teams headed into overtime.
The overtime period didn’t last long. After just five minutes, Ray Saari chipped a pass over to Matt Puig, who scored to win the game, 2–1.
Tulsa played their first American Athletic Conference game of the season on Saturday against the SMU Mustangs.
The Golden Hurricane quickly took the lead, as Ray Saari scored just three minutes into the game. Tulsa kept up the pressure in the first half, as Rollie Rocha and Kay Duit both scored goals in the first half as well, leading to a 3–0 halftime lead.
The Mustangs couldn’t come back from that, and Tulsa took the game by the same 3-0 score.
After the two wins, the Golden Hurricane now are 4–4–2 (1–0 American Athletic Conference) on the season. Next up is a matchup with Missouri State. The game is at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.