Tulsa soccer comes away winless

For the first time this season, the Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team was ranked one of the top teams in the country, coming in at No. 20. In their first game at home after their California road trip, they faced a hot Brown team. The Bears had only allowed one goal in their first three games of the season and their strong defense continued against Tulsa.
All of the game’s scoring occurred in the first half. Brown got on the board first, just fifteen minutes in. Tulsa was able to respond quickly, taking less than ten minutes to answer with a goal. The Bears kept up the pressure, though, and once again took the lead near the thirty minute mark of the first half. The score remained 2-1 for the rest of the game, as Brown was able to stay strong defensively and continue their undefeated start to the season.
The Golden Hurricane now own a 2-2-1 record for the year. Next up, TU travels to Omaha for a matchup against the No. 22 ranked Creighton Bluejays. The game is on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
The injury-riddled Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team continued to struggle with their depleted roster this week.
First up was their final game of the Tiger Invitational in Memphis, which matched them up against Rice. The game was high scoring early, but not in the favor of Tulsa. Rice was able to score within the first minute of the game, and tallied another five minutes later for a quick 2-0 lead. The Golden Hurricane fought back, and were able to level the score. Christina Holmes net a goal, and Rachel Thun-Blankenship added one shortly. Unfortunately, Tulsa couldn’t keep up with the scoring and Rice notched three more goals to take the 5-2 victory.
After the Tiger Invitational, Tulsa returned home for their matchup against crosstown rival Oral Roberts. The game was much lower scoring than the Rice game, as each team only scored one goal. Thun-Blankenship scored an early goal for the Golden Hurricane, less than five minutes into the game. From that point on, Tulsa was able to withstand the ORU aggression and only give up one goal from a whopping 42 shots. After a pair of scoreless overtime periods, the game ended at a 1-1 draw.
The Golden Hurricane are 1-6-2 on the season after the draw, and have one more game left before conference play starts. That game is on the road at Missouri State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Post Author: Joe Edmonds