No. 25 Tulsa Tops Yale 3-1
Sept. 26, 2004
TULSA, Okla. -- All-American Ryan Pore scored one goal on a penalty kick and earned back-to-back assists on two scores all in a span of a minute and a half early in the second half to lead 25th-ranked Tulsa past Yale 3-1 at the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium. Lindsey Williams scored his second goal of the season for the Bulldogs.
"We competed really well," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Their All-American striker had five inspired minutes and that gave us a problem. We kept battling and had some good scoring chances, so amidst the difficulties, there are some good signs."
The two teams battled through a scoreless first half and eight minutes into the second half when the Tulsa offense erupted with three goals in a span of 1:26.
The Hurricane got on the board when sophomore Michael Clarke rebounded a missed shot by Pore and blasted it into the net at 53:12. A little over a minute later, Pore collected his second assist of the day when he fed a pass to teammate Todd Goddard, who nailed a shot past Yale goalkeeper Geoff Hollington at 54:18.
On the ensuing play, Goddard intercepted a Yale pass and quickly dribbled into the penalty box, where he was pulled down. The officials called a foul on the Bulldogs and granted the Hurricane a penalty kick. Pore converted to notch his seventh goal of the season at 54:38.
Williams beat TU junior goalkeeper Brad Lowyns in a 1-on-1 battle to score Yale's goal in the 72nd minute. Shannon Brooks tallied an assist.
Hollington finished with eight saves.
The Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium on Wednesday when they host Fairfield at 7 p.m.