Tulsa Men’s Soccer Team Announces 2010 Schedule

The University of Tulsa men’s soccer schedule features four 2009 NCAA Tournament teams, including Akron, Missouri State, Saint Louis and Western Illinois, and nine home contests. The 16 teams on this season’s schedule combined for 147 wins last year, averaging 9.18 wins per team.

Tom McIntosh said. “Our tough non-conference slate is demanding, but if we are successful, it puts us in a good position for post-season play.”

The Golden Hurricane will begin the season at the SMU Classic, taking on Seattle on Sept. 4th and Lipscomb on Sept. 6th. This will be just the second time that TU and the Redhawks will meet on the soccer pitch, as the teams ended in a 1-1 tie in Tulsa last year, while this will be the first meeting with the Bison.

TU will open the home slate with the Radisson Hotel Hurricane Classic, Sept. 10th and 12th, at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. This tournament will feature SMU, Western Illinois and SIU-Edwardsville. Tulsa will take on the Fighting Leathernecks, which won the Summit League Championship and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year, on Sept. 10th. TU and WIU have met five times in school history, with the Golden Hurricane owning a 4-0-1 advantage in the series. Two days later, Tulsa will take on the Cougars, which have won all three previous meetings with the Hurricane.

Saint Louis, which posted the second-most wins last year for a TU opponent with a 15-7 overall record and captured the Atlantic 10 Championship, comes to town on Sept. 17th. The Billikens maintain a 6-3 advantage in the series, but the Golden Hurricane defeated them twice last season, including a 4-3 overtime win in both the regular season and NCAA Tournament.

Tulsa will take on annual-foe Missouri State on Sept. 21. TU boasts a 24-11-2 lead in the all-time series with the Bears, which won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year.

The Golden Hurricane will close out the month at Akron on Sept. 24th, taking on the Zips for just the fourth time in school history. The TU-UA game has been selected as the NSCAA Fox Soccer Channel Game of the Week. Akron registered a 23-0-2 record, finished as the runner-up in the NCAA Tournament and concluded the season ranked No. 2 in the nation in all five collegiate soccer polls. TU dropped two decisions to then No. 1 ranked-Akron last year, including a 1-0 decision in the regular season and a 1-0 loss in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Tulsa will open up league action at Memphis on Oct. 2nd and then conclude the regular-season non-conference schedule at Creighton on Oct. 5th. The Golden Hurricane will look to even up the all-time series this year, as the Tigers have a 3-2-1 advantage in the series, while the Bluejays have won 14 of the 24 meetings with TU.

Tulsa returns home for a two-game home stand against South Carolina and Marshall on Oct. 9th and 15th, respectively, before making the trip to SMU on Oct. 20th and UAB on Oct. 23rd. The Golden Hurricane posted a 3-1-1 mark against these four teams and out-scored them 13-6 last season, topping the Thundering Herd twice and the Blazers once, falling to the Mustangs and tying the Gamecocks. TU has a 4-2-2 lead in the series with USC, a 6-1-0 advantage over Marshall and a 7-1-1 lead against UAB, but SMU has won 24 of the 33 meetings with Tulsa.

The Golden Hurricane will close out the regular season with games against Kentucky on Oct. 27th, at FIU on Oct. 30th and UCF on Nov. 5th. TU boasts a combined 17-3-2 mark over these three teams, including a 4-0 record last year when Tulsa out-scored them 9-3 in the four contests.

“Conference USA was very balanced last year, and it will be a tight race again this season,” McIntosh said. “We are looking forward to the challenge and the fight for the C-USA Championship.”

The Conference USA Championship will take place on Nov. 12th and 14th at the home field of the C-USA regular season champion. 

 Date      Day               Opponent              Site                         Time


20    Fri.         New Mexico (Exh.)      Hurricane Stadium       5:00 p.m.

24 Tues. Midwestern State (Exh.) Hurricane Stadium 5:00 p.m.

28 Sat. Oral Roberts (Exh.) Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.


4 Sat. vs. Seattle! Dallas, Texas 5:00 p.m.

6 Mon. vs. Lipscomb! Dallas, Texas 2:00 p.m.

10 Fri. SMU vs. SIU-Edwardsville# Hurricane Stadium 5:00 p.m.

10 Fri. Western Illinois# Hurricane Stadium 7:35 p.m.

12 Sun. SMU vs. Western Illinois# Hurricane Stadium 12:00 p.m.

12 Sun. SIU-Edwardsville# Hurricane Stadium 2:35 p.m.

17 Fri. St. Louis Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.

21 Tues. Missouri State Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.

24 Fri. at Akron (FSN) Akron, Ohio 7:00 p.m.


2 Sat. at Memphis* Memphis, Tenn. 7:00 p.m.

5 Tues. at Creighton Omaha, Neb. 7:00 p.m.

9 Sat. South Carolina* Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.

15 Fri. Marshall* Hurricane Stadium 8:00 p.m.

20 Wed. at SMU* Dallas, Texas 7:00 p.m.

23 Sat. at UAB* Birmingham, Ala. 7:00 p.m.

27 Wed. Kentucky* Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.

30 Sat. at FIU* Miami, Fla. 7:00 p.m.


5 Fri. UCF* Hurricane Stadium 7:05 p.m.

12 & 14 Fri.-Sun. Conference USA Championship TBA TBA

18 Thurs. NCAA Tournament Begins TBA TBA

! SMU Classic

# Radisson Hotel Hurricane Classic 

Updated 06-16-2010

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