Oct. 24, 2007
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ----- The UAB men's soccer team dropped its seventh consecutive one-goal game, falling 1-0 in double overtime at Alabama A&M Wednesday night. The Blazers have now lost seven of their last eight contests (0-7-1), after beginning the season 5-2, following the Wednesday night's latest setback, and will now face a must-win game Saturday night against UCF at West Campus Field.
The Blazers (5-9-1) and Bulldogs (6-6-1) squared off on a rain-soaked A&M pitch, as the team's played in 40-degree weather and a driving rain storm throughout the contest.
Despite playing with mainly reserves throughout the night in order to rest players for Saturday's important contest, UAB dominated the first half, outshooting AAMU 5-1 in the opening 45-minutes. However, the Blazers could not sneak a shot past the Bulldog goalkeeper despite several great scoring chances. The Blazers best opportunity came with the goalkeeper out of position late in the first half, but A&M's David Kimbugwe knocked away a shot on goal to end the threat.
The Bulldogs finally broke through in the 104th minute when Henry Kabeta tapped in a wide open goal from the left side after a cross from Mosito Ranko and serve by Jabulani Selumane.
UAB's Carl Woszczynski started for the first time in his UAB career and played the entire game, making five saves on the night. The Blazers also recorded 12 shots on the evening, eight of which came on frame.
UAB will next face a crucial game which could determine whether it makes the 2007 Conference USA Championship, when the Blazers face the UCF Knights on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at West Campus Field. All students who come to the game and present a valid student ID will receive free food and a free gift at the gate.