Oct. 24, 2004
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa men's soccer team turned in a record-setting performance as seven different players found the back of the net and the Golden Hurricane closed out the home portion of the 2004 schedule with an 8-0 win over Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium.
The Golden Hurricane (7-5-2, 3-3-1 MVC) registered the most goals in school history during an MVC game and the most in a game since 1990 when TU defeated Nicholls State, 16-0. The win also marked the 100th victory for 10th-year Head Coach Tom McIntosh.
Led by two goals from sophomore Brian McCurdy and a school single-game record five assists by junior All-American Ryan Pore, Tulsa scored four goals in each half and the TU defense held Evansville (4-12-1, 2-5 MVC) to just two shots-on-goal for the game.
For the second straight game, Tulsa had little trouble scoring in the first half. The Golden Hurricane converted four of its first six shots-on-goal into scores. TU needed just 0:22 seconds to register its first goal. Pore set up the play by intercepting an Evansville pass and slipping the ball to Todd Goddard. Goddard then dribbled the ball to the left side of the field and passed it to Lawson Vaughn, who nailed a high shot over UE goalkeeper Corey Southers and into the right side of the net.
Less than 12 minutes later, TU increased its lead to 2-0 when Pore crossed a ball to senior Scott Kincaid and Kincaid headed the ball into right side of the goal where it hit the right post and bounced in. Pore picked up his second assist of the day on the score.
Pore then added his first goal of the game at 28:55 when he headed in a shot to the right side of the net off a cross from McCurdy. McCurdy and freshman Greg McKenna each picked up an assist on the goal.
Tulsa added to its first-half frenzy when sophomore Cary Wicker broke loose inside the penalty box and drilled a shot into the right side of the net at 34:41. Sophomore Michael Clarke slid a nice ball to Pore, who redirected it to a wide-open Wicker.
The second half began much like the first with Goddard scoring his first goal of the game and fifth overall for TU just 0:24 seconds into the second period after he intercepted a pass that deflected off an Evansville defender and won a one-on-one battle with Southers at 45:24.
Midway through the second half, Tulsa exploded for three goals in a span of 3:32. Pore and junior Daniel Wasson teamed up to find McCurdy with consecutive passes and McCurdy finished the play for his first goal of the year at 70:27.
The Hurricane continued the barrage 1:20 later when Pore notched his fifth assist of the contest after he found freshman Eric Burkholder on the right side. Burkholder dribbled to within eight yards of the net and scored at 71:47.
Tulsa tallied its final goal of the game when McCurdy scored off a pass from Burkholder at 73:50 from the right side.
TU out-shot Evansville 28-15 and improved to 21-4 all-time at home in regular season finales.
SCORING SUMMARY Evansville 0 0 - 0 Tulsa 4 4 - 8
INDIVIDUAL SCORING Lawson Vaughn (TU) at 0:22 (Todd Goddard/Ryan Pore) Scott Kincaid (TU) at 12:09 (Ryan Pore) Ryan Pore (TU) at 28:55 (Greg McKenna/Brian McCurdy) Cary Wicker (TU) at 34:41 (Michael Clarke/Ryan Pore) Todd Goddard (TU) at 45:24 (Unassisted) Brian McCurdy (TU) at 70:27 (Ryan Pore/Daniel Wasson) Eric Burkholder (TU) at 71:47 (Ryan Pore) Brian McCurdy (TU) at 73:50 (Eric Burkholder)
Junior All-American Ryan Pore rewrote the record book with five assists in a single game against Evansville.