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Cantele's hat trick lifts Memphis over ORU, 3-0

Cantele's hat trick lifts Memphis over ORU, 3-0

The Basics
Score: Memphis 3 - Oral Roberts 0
Records: Memphis (7-4-2), ORU (4-6-2)
Location: Case Soccer Complex - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - Memphis forward Hector Cantele recorded a hat trick on Wednesday as the Oral Roberts University men's soccer fell to the Tigers 3-0 at the Case Soccer Complex.

ORU dropped to 4-6-2 on the season, while Memphis improved to 7-4-2. The Golden Eagles have failed to net a goal in their previous four matches.

Cantele started the scoring in the 25th minute as Fakhry Khulfan collected a loose ball near the endline, and sent the ball into the center of the box for the Cantele finish. Two minutes later, Cantele got a head on the ball following a free kick taken by Raul Gonzalez to quickly extend the lead to 2-0.

In the 47th minute of play, Cantele completed the hat trick, breaking away from the Golden Eagles defense for a one-on-one goal to make it 3-0.

Turning Point

Hector Cantele netted his first of three goals in the 25th minute to give Memphis a 1-0 lead.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Corey Cantor led the Golden Eagles with four shots, two of which were put on goal.
  • Johnny Chavez, Gerardo Salas, Casey Cantor and Juan Diego Padilla each had one shot on goal.
  • Ben LaCourse (4-6-2) played the first half, allowing two goals and recording two saves.
  • Isaac Sandoval started the second half between the posts, allowing one goal and pulling in four saves.
  • Hector Cantele had three goals, while Raul Gonzalez took two shots on goal and earned an assist.
  • Cody Uzcategui (7-4-2) earned the win between the post with five saves in 75 minutes.

News and Notes

  • Memphis leads the all-time series, 8-2.
  • ORU's best opportunity was when the Golden Eagles were awarded a penalty kick in the 50th minute, but Gerardo Salas' attempt was blocked by Cody Uzcategui.

Up Next

ORU returns to Summit League play on Saturday as the Golden Eagles host IUPUI at 7 p.m. at the Case Soccer Complex.

For more information and updates on ORU men's soccer, following @ORUMensSoccer on Twitter or go to ORUAthletics.com.

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