Weather Shortens Game, Forces 'Roos Tie with ORU, 1-1
UMKC Athletics 10-22-2011
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Weather Shortens Game, Forces 'Roos Tie with ORU, 1-1

(Tulsa, Okla.) - The UMKC men's soccer squad played ORU in the sunshine for most of the day, but the storm clouds and lighting moved in during the second half and forced the game to end with 19:18 left on the clock and the score tied 1-1.

The stadium was cleared at first for more than an hour, before the storms became so intense that the referees were forced to call the game.

It was unfortunate for UMKC (5-7-2, 2-1-1 SL), as it was controlling play for most of the game, and had several scoring chances before the weather came in. It started off rough though, as ORU (4-9-1, 1-2-1 SL) scored on a breakaway by Aaron Birk in just the 11th minute.

UMKC answered in the 23rd minute though, getting a goal from freshman forward Jordan Rideout inside the box as a pass from junior forward David Sarabia that squirted past a defender.

The Kangaroos out-shot the Golden Eagles by a 13-4 clip, forcing the home team to make four saves. UMKC almost took the lead midway through the second half when junior midfielder Tom Black ripped a volley from 30 yards out, but it hit the crossbar.

The 'Roos will play their last regular season road game on Wednesday when they head to IPFW for a 6:00 p.m. (CDT) contest.

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