Sept. 2, 2006
DALLAS, Texas - A day after allowing six goals to No. 2 Southern Methodist, the University of Cincinnati men's soccer team shut out Florida International, but was unable to crack the scoreboard, playing to a 0-0, double overtime tie as a part of the SMU Radisson Invitational on Saturday evening.
UC moves to 2-1-1 this season, while the Golden Panthers see their record go to 0-2-1.
The Bearcats outshot FIU, 12-11, but were unable to finish any opportunities. Senior Mike Vessells made four saves to post his second shutout of the season.
Playing for the second straight day, both squads were tired and lacked crispness in their offensive ends.
Cincinnati had a pair of All-Tournament members, as seniors Omar Cummings and Sam Miller each earned the honor. No. 2 SMU topped No. 9 Cal, 1-0, to win the tournament championship. SMU's Adrian Chevannes was named the tournament MVP.
UC continues its four-match road trip next weekend, opening BIG EAST play at West Virginia and Pittsburgh. The Bearcats and Mountaineers will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, while UC and Pitt will get underway on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m.