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No. 2 Men's Soccer Plays No. 22 Tulsa To 1-1 Draw
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- O'Brian White (Scarborough, Ontario) scored the game-tying goal with two minutes left in regulation as the No. 2 nationally-ranked University of Connecticut men's soccer team tied No. 22 Tulsa, 1-1, Sunday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in front of 3,327 fans. The Huskies and Hurricanes are both 1-0-1 on the season after the draw.


Tulsa's Eric DeFreitas scored his team's lone goal in the 15th minute off an assists from Blaine Gonsalves and Ashley McInnes, giving the Hurricanes the lead for some 73 minutes of action. Following the early goal, Connecticut goalkeeper Josh Ford (Liverpool, N.Y.) made three stellar saves in the period.


Coming out of the half trailing 1-0, the Huskies poured on the attack, tallying seven of the first eight shots of the half. On the opposite end of the field, it was Karl Schilling (Canton, Conn.) and Oscar Castillo (El Monte, Calif.) that controlled the Husky defense in the period, limiting the opposition's scoring chances to six (compared to 10 in the first half).


White's second goal of the season came late in the 88th minute when he played the ball through the right side of the penalty area and sent a hard shot into the lower left corner of the net. The senior forward paced the Huskies with seven shots on the night, despite being played tight by the Tulsa defense.


Connecticut returns to action Wednesday against Stony Brook at 7:00 p.m. in Morrone Stadium. The Seawolves are 0-1-1 after tying Hofstra Friday night and falling to Lehigh Sunday.