UCF Men's Soccer Falls to #12 Tulsa


Nov. 7, 2009

Box Score

UCF-Tulsa Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Freshman Nicholas Robson (Auckland, New Zealand) scored two more goals Saturday night for UCF (6-7-3, 2-5-1 C-USA), but visiting No. 12 Tulsa (11-4-2, 6-1-1 C-USA) had too much firepower as the Knights fell 6-2 in their season finale at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The highly-ranked Golden Hurricane clinched the Conference USA regular season championship with the victory and will host the C-USA Championship beginning Nov. 13.

UCF had a chance to get on the scoreboard first in the second minute of the game, but a penalty kick by sophomore Kevan George (Decatur, Ga.) missed wide left.

Tulsa dented the scoreboard in the 23rd minute of the game, when Austin Neil scored in close after passes from Ashley McInnes and Kilian Poeschk.

In a three-minute stretch in the first half, Tulsa increased its lead to 3-0 with goals from Blaine Gonsalves and McInnes in the 34th and 36th minutes respectively.

Robson tallied the first of his two goals in the 42nd minute to give the Knights a goal heading into halftime. Freshman Adam Kraemer (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) played a beautiful ball over the top which Robson ran down before beating the keeper one-on-one.

Tulsa's Justin Chavez scored in the 55th minute to give the Golden Hurricane a 4-1 edge, and three goals in the final 10 minutes.

Robson's second goal of the night and eighth of the season came in the 89th minute, when the freshman again got behind the Tulsa defense for a through ball and beat the keeper to the far post. Junior Yaron Bacher (Atlanta, Ga.) and freshman Michele Martucci (Miami, Fla.) were credited with assists on the play.

With eight goals and six assists, Robson finished the season with 22 points and led UCF in all three categories. He also fired a team-high 47 shots, including six on Saturday with five on goal.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
#12 TULSA vs UCF (Nov 07, 2009 at Orlando, Fla.)
TULSA (11-4-2, 6-1-1 C-USA) vs. UCF (6-7-3, 2-5-1 C-USA)
Date: Nov 07, 2009 Attendance: 478
Weather: partly cloudy, 70

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
#12 TULSA............. .. 3 3 - 6
UCF........................... 1 1 - 2

1. 22:16 TULSA NEIL, Austin (7) (MCINNES, Ashley;POESCHK, Kilian) - through to box, deflected shot rebound to open net
2. 33:30 TULSA GONSALVES, Blaine (2) (MCINNES, Ashley) - shot from outside 18 to far post
3. 35:45 TULSA MCINNES, Ashley (8) (ALBERTSON, Corey; PARADA, Jose) - cross to shot in close
4. 41:02 UCF ROBSON, Nik (7) (Kraemer, Adam) - ball over top, beat keeper 1-on-1
5. 54:51 TULSA CHAVEZ, Justin (2) (SALEM, Joe) - rebound shot in close off save
6. 82:56 TULSA NEIL, Austin (8) (PARADA, Jose;ALBERTSON, Corey) - shot from 10 yards off cross
7. 87:03 TULSA STORY, Thomas (1) (CHRISTIANSEN, Hunter;ALBERTSON, Corey) - shot in close
8. 88:48 UCF ROBSON, Nik (8) (Bacher, Yaron;MARTUCCI, Michele) - through ball, beat keeper 1-on-1

Shots: TULSA 16, UCF 19
Saves: TULSA 8 (AGUILAR, Andy 7; TEAM 1), UCF 4 (Doyle, Shawn 4)
Corner Kicks: Tulsa 8, UCF 3
Fouls: Tulsa 10, UCF 11
Offsides: Tulsa 1, UCF 4