Soccer Takes Out Host Denver In Colorado
Sept. 6, 2002
Denver, Colo. - The University of Illinois at Chicago soccer team had to travel a long way to compete this weekend, but the Flames arrived at their destination and wasted little time picking up a victory with a 2-0 win over Denver on the opening day of the John Byrden Classic.
With the victory, UIC improves to 2-1 on the season, while Denver falls back to the .500 mark at 2-2.
Freshman goaltender Ross Cain (Rochester, Minn./Mayo) earned his first collegiate shutout in just the third start of his short career as he turned away four Denver shots on goal. For the game, the Pioneers were able to get off 15 shots to UIC's five.
Newcomer Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) scored his first collegiate goal at 22:39, taking a short cross from Pete Kelley, then slicing the ball past Denver senior Brian Lux from less than six yards out.
UIC wasted little time in the second half as junior Mooch King (Colona, Ill./United Township) earned his second goal of the season off a beautiful feed from sophomore defender Adam Jones (McKinney, Tex./McKinney) just 90 seconds into the frame.
The Flames will be back at it again on Sunday morning, as they will square off with New Mexico at 11:00 a.m.