Second half strikes lead Hurricane over Owls

Tulsa defeated the Temple Owls 2–0 on Saturday night, as Michael Mitrik and Zach Jackson came up clutch for the Golden Hurricane, each scoring a second half goal.

The first half of the game passed uneventfully, as neither team was able to produce a significant advantage over the other side.

Seventy minutes rolled off the clock before any scoring happened. Mitrik put in a short range goal off of a pass from Geoffrey Dee to give the Golden Hurricane a 1–0 lead late in the second half.

Ten minutes later, Jackson was open on the left wing, and Ray Saari played him through. After a couple touches, he fired a laser into the goal, solidifying the Golden Hurricane victory.

Zack Stavrou also came up with a big play for the Golden Hurricane in the second half, as he cleared a ball sitting on the goal line before the Owls were able to get there to poke it home.

After the game, coach Tom McIntosh said “We made some adjustments at halftime and I thought we connected better in the second half and created more good chances.”

The Golden Hurricane are now 6–5–2 (2–2–1 American Athletic Conference) after the win. For their next game, the Golden Hurricane will travel to Dallas to face the Mustangs of SMU. The game starts at 7:00 on Wednesday. Their next and last home game of the season will be against UConn on Saturday.

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