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Men’s soccer ties 2-2 after late Tulsa goal

The Mustangs will return home for a mid-week game against Missouri State, a break in conference games after starting the conference season against Tulsa.
John Schreiber
The Mustangs will return home for a mid-week game against Missouri State, a break in conference games after starting the conference season against Tulsa.

The Mustangs will return home for a mid-week game against Missouri State, a break in conference games after starting the conference season against Tulsa. (John Schreiber)

The Mustangs were only about a minute and a half away from beating the Tulsa Golden Hurricane last Friday night on the road. However, a late goal by Tulsa’s Chris with only 1:21 showing on the clock Clements negated an otherwise strong showing by the Mustangs.

SMU got on the board first when senior midfielder Ben Shuleva scored his first goal of the season in the 16th minute. The goal from 16 yards out came off an assist by fellow senior midfielder Scott Corbin. It was Corbin’s first assist of the season.

It looked like the Mustangs would hold the lead going into halftime until Tulsa’s Thomas Story scored the equalizer. The half ended with the Mustangs and Golden Hurricane deadlocked at 1-1.

The Mustangs came out of the half strong by getting on the board first. Ben Shuleva scored his second goal of the night and season from inside the penalty box in the 54th minute.

After scoring the go-ahead second half goal, the Mustangs appeared to be on cruise control toward a road victory. In the final two minutes of the game, Chris Clements hit home a goal that sent the game into overtime.

For the final 20 minutes of the game, the Mustangs and Golden Hurricane fought hard on both sides of the ball. The effort expended by both teams ended the game in a 2-2 tie.

A couple of Mustangs were back in the lineup after previously being injured. Jeff Harwell saw 44 minutes of action and Adrian Chevannes played the entire game on Friday after missing three games. Leone Cruz is still sidelined with an injury that has kept him out of four games and counting.

The Mustangs were hurt by cards in the 78th minute when freshman defender Chad Bauman received a red card. The Mustangs were forced to play shorthanded the rest of the game.

Even though the Mustangs could not secure their first road win of the year, there was a bright spot on the road trip. After his two goals in the game, Shuleva was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Shuleva shared this week’s honor with John Daniele of Marshall. Daniele scored two goals and also had two assists in his three games over the weekend.

SMU returns home to Westcott Field on Wednesday. The will face Missouri State at 7 p.m.

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