- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
- Bariatric Surgery Services to present annual fashion show Nov. 25
No. 13 UAB men’s soccer team beats Tulsa, 2-1, at Hurricane Stadium
It was the first time this season that the No. 13 UAB men’s soccer team was behind at halftime, and for a while it looked like the Blazers might fall to their host and conference rival. But with two second half goals, the team secured its tenth win of the season.
UAB (10-2-1) beat Tulsa (7-5-1) 2-1 on Saturday, October 19 at Hurricane Stadium.
“I thought we played well right from the start of this match,” head coach Mike Getman said. “We were a little unlucky to give up a goal. We made one mistake and they scored a nice goal. We played a great game from start to finish. Our guys did a nice job of keeping their composure and executing the game plan.”
The Blazers fell behind early in the game.
Twelve minutes into the first half, Tulsa’s sophomore forward and leading scorer Christian Mata placed the ball above UAB’s senior goalkeeper Raphael Ville, and the Blazers spent the rest of the period trying to tie the score.
In the 37th minute, the Golden Hurricane came close to taking a two-point lead with Mata taking another shot on goal. This time, Ville made a diving save to keep his team in the match.
UAB’s senior midfielder Moses Adeniran had an opportunity to score in the 42nd minute, but couldn’t convert. He had a one-on-one with Tulsa’s senior goalkeeper Jake McGuire, but his shot went wide.
After the break, the team was determined to even out the score.
With an assist from redshirt sophomore forward Karl Chester, freshman forward Rami Dajani scored, putting the ball in the lower right corner in the 61st minute. It was Dajani’s fourth goal of the season.
Neither team was satisfied with the tie, and as the Blazers pushed on for the win, their defense had to step up to stop their raging opponent. Although UAB led Tulsa in shots in both halves (17-11), Ville collected four saves in the second half.
In the 83rd minute, Adeniran collected a pass from redshirt senior midfielder Fatai Alabi and put the ball under McGuire’s outstretched arms.
“I had to finish it,” Adeniran said. “I had to make up for my miss in the first half. I had to make my team proud and put it in the back of the net. Thank God it went in.”
The team will return home for its final non-conference match of the season on Friday, October 25. The Green and Gold will play College of Charleston at 5:30 p.m. on West Campus Field.