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SMU men fall to Kentucky in overtime

Published 10/5/2008 2:08:22 PM by staff from dallas

Junior forward Dane Saintus  scored his third goal of the season but the SMU men's soccer team 2-1 in overtime at Memphis in an important Conference USA match.  The loss leaves the Mustangs in a big hole at 0-2 in conference play.   SMU got on the scoreboard first when Saintus collected an assist from senior midfielder Jeff Harwell in the 31st minute and connected on a shot from outside the box, giving SMU a 1-0 lead that held up through the halftime intermission.

Memphis regrouped at halftime and came out strong in the second half. Tripp Harkins scored on a header in the 70th minute to tie the score, forcing a deadlock that would last until the end of regulation. In just the 3rd minute of overtime Michael Coburn headed in the winner off a Sean Goulding freekick.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 6-3-1 overall, and 0-2-0 in Conference USA games and was their 3rd loss in their last four games. Memphis goes to 3-7-0 and 1-2-0 in Conference USA.  SMU now returns home to face South Carolina at 7 p.m. Wednesday night while Memphis faces a tough midweek game with Creighton.

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