This week, the Golden Hurricane women’s soccer team played a pair of conference matches, and came away with wins in both.
The first game was against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Tulsa asserted their dominance early on in the game, and took control with a quick lead. Less than ten minutes into the game, Valiree Morris took advantage of a goalkeeper mistake to score the first goal of the game.
Closer to halftime, Alyssa Kaiser dribbled the ball down the middle of the field and struck a magnificent shot from the top of the box that got past the goalkeeper.
In the second half, the Golden Hurricane buckled down and focused on defense, solidifying their 2–0 victory.
The East Carolina Pirates travelled to Tulsa for the second game of the week. Again, Valiree Morris gave Tulsa the first lead of the game, scoring twenty minutes in. The Pirates fought back and equalized just before halftime, keeping the score level at the break.
In the second half, Morris again came through, putting Tulsa ahead for good with fifteen minutes remaining.
The Golden Hurricane have now won 3 consecutive games, all against conference opponents. They sit at 7-6-1 (3-1 American Athletic Conference) on the season. Next on the schedule is a matchup with the Memphis Tigers on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
The Golden Hurricane men’s soccer team fell to USF in their second straight conference loss.
A quick glance at the stat sheet would give the impression that the game went well for Tulsa. They led the Bulls in shots and shots on goal, but came away with no goals from them.
In the first half, the Bulls managed to score two goals. The first came ten minutes in from Nazeem Bartman, and was followed up as the half was near it’s end by Melvin Becket.
In the second half, all the Bulls had to do was focus on defense, and they managed to prevent a comeback from Tulsa, closing out the 2-0 scoreline.
Head Coach Tom McIntosh said talked about the loss after the game.
“I thought at times our possession was good, but our final product wasn’t good tonight and it has to get better moving forward. The conditions didn’t really affect the game and the wind wasn’t too bad, but it did rain the entire time. We moved the ball well, created a few good chances, but just weren’t able to finish. Overall the performance was pretty good, but we have to be better.”
Tulsa now has a 5–4–2 (1–2 American Athletic Conference) record on the season. Their next matchup is against the No. 10 ranked Creighton Bluejays, at home on Tuesday, Oct. 11. First kick is at 7:00 p.m.