The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team rebounded from their season opening loss with a short undefeated spurt.
In their first home game of the season, they faced UMKC. The Kangaroos wasted no time to start attacking, and managed to push through on a breakaway in the first minute. Tulsa goalkeeper Jake McGuire came up with a save to keep the game scoreless.
Then, Jacob Gooden put the Golden Hurricane ahead for good with a well placed shot into the lower right corner of the goal.
The Kangaroos didn’t back off, but they couldn’t break through the Tulsa defense. Matt Puig and Ray Saari added goals for Tulsa, who finished with a 3-0 victory.
Next, Tulsa traveled to Saint Louis to play against the SLU Billikens. Jacob Gooden again gave the Golden Hurricane the lead, but they couldn’t hold it this time. The Billikens leveled the score in the second half, and the teams took the 1-1 score into overtime. Neither team was able to get a goal in the extra periods, and the game ended in a 1-1 double overtime tie.
The Golden Hurricane then travelled to Birmingham, Alabama to participate in the UAB Soccer for a Cure Classic. The played against the UAB Blazers in their first match of the classic. For most of the game, the teams fought to take the advantage. Halfway through the second half Juan Sanchez took a free kick that bounced off the defending wall. Ray Saari was there for the rebound and gave Tulsa the lead. They closed the game out defensively, and took the 1-0 victory.
In the finale of the Cure Classic the Golden Hurricane battled Stetson to a 2–2 double overttime tie after rallying from an 0–2 defeicit 25 minutes into the game. Casper Venstad and Jacob Gooden were the scorers for Tulsa.
The Golden Hurricane return to action on Friday against Akron at home.