Soccer seasons come to an end on sour note

The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team played a pair of home games this week. The first game was a nonconference contest against Saint Louis, followed by a conference matchup with Cincinnati.
The game against Saint Louis was a largely defensive contest. Neither team was able to score in the first half or for the majority of the second. Then, with ten minutes remaining, the scoring began. Tulsa struck first, as Kay Duit gave the Golden Hurricane the lead on a pass from Miguel Velasquez. Just as it was looking like a win for Tulsa, Saint Louis managed to tie a score with less than a minute remaining in the game. As a result, the game headed into golden goal overtime. Saint Louis scored in the first period to take the 2-1 win.

The defense came through clutch for the Golden Hurricane against Cincinnati. Chase Bromstedt scored on a penalty kick in the second half and TU shut out the Bearcats the rest of the way to pick up the 1-0 win.

Tulsa will end the season in Memphis on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Heading into that game, the Golden Hurricane are 5-8-1 (2-4 American Athletic Conference).
The women’s soccer team played their final game of the season on Friday night. The game was a home contest against the Memphis Tigers.

Tulsa played defensively for much of the contest, as they had to endure 31 shots from the Tigers, 10 of which were on target. Goalkeepers Courtney McKeon and Rebecca Defer made 8 saves to shut out Memphis. After both halves and two periods of extra time, the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Seniors McKeon, Defer, Amanda Creason, Tana Dake, Christina Holmes, Eden Opie, and Rachel Thun-Blankenship were all honored after the game for their participation in the Golden Hurricane women’s soccer program.

Tulsa’s final record for the season is 3-12-4 (1-6-2 AAC).

Post Author: Joe Edmonds