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White’s goal not enough as ORU falls at Memphis, 2-1

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 09/08/2013
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis scored two goals in the final four minutes to give the Oral Roberts University men’s soccer team its fourth loss of the season, 2-1.

ORU (0-4) returns home from its weekend trip still searching for the first win of the season, while Memphis improved its record to 3-1.

The Golden Eagles sat back on defense much of the contest, finally finding an opportunity to attack in the 68th minute. Juan Diego Padilla was able to find Alex White in the box to break a scoreless tie.

It looked as if the ORU was going to pull out the victory until the 86th minute when Hunter Danna put a ball in the right corner of the net to knot the game at one. Less than two minutes later, Danna booted in a free ball in the box for the game-winner.

Memphis outshot the Golden Eagles in the match, 13-1. Mark Sherrod and Benjamin Ciosanski, who each assisted in the two late goals, led Memphis with three shots.

Playing well but earning the loss for ORU was Ben LaCourse. The junior picked up three saves in the match.

Next up for ORU is the first match in a five match home stand as they face Mid-America Christian on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. 

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