Men tie Cincy, first AAC win still eludes them

On Saturday evening, the Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team travelled to Cincinnati to face off against the Bearcats in their second American Athletic Conference game of the season.

The first goal of the game came from Tulsa midfielder Geoffrey Dee, as he scored on a rocket goal from thirty yards out. Neither team could punch through for the remainder of the half, and Tulsa kept the 1–0 lead at halftime.

The Bearcats leveled the score off of a free kick just after halftime. Adam Wilson sent the free kick into the box, and Christian Hay got free from his defender to tap the ball just before it got to Tulsa goalkeeper Brandon Hanat to redirect it around him for the goal.

Each team was very active offensively in the back-and-forth contest, and put many shots on goal as a result, but the goalkeepers only allowed the one breakthrough on each side.

Head Coach Tom McIntosh was satisfied with the performance, saying, ““I thought our performance was really quite good overall. Our movement was good upfront, we connected better and felt like we controlled much of the game, but we were a little unfortunate not to get another goal.”

With the draw, Tulsa’s record stands at 4–4–2 (0–1–1 American Athletic Conference), and they now stand in fifth place in the conference standings. Cincinnati now owns a 6–4–1 (1–0–1 AAC) record, and are currently in third place in the conference.

The Golden Hurricane’s next game is against USF on Wednesday night at 7:00 at Hurricane Stadium.

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