San Francisco Shuts Out Soccer, 1-0|
Nov. 2, 2003
San Francisco, Calif.- The UIC men's soccer team wrapped up the 2003 regular season on Sunday, dropping a heartbreaking finale to the University of San Francisco, 1-0, at Negoesco Stadium in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.
The Dons' Josh Hansen scored on 12-yard shot that zoomed past UIC keeper Ross Cain with less than 12 minutes left in regulation to give San Francisco (8-10-0) the only goal of the game and hand the Flames' their second straight loss.
UIC finished the season with an overall record of 10-6-2, including a 3-2-2 Horizon League record. The loss did not change the Flames' fourth-place seeding in the upcoming Horizon League Men's Soccer Tournament.
The Flames kept the game close throughout despite getting outshot 19-8, but they could not overcome a 13-shot barrage in the second period by San Francisco. The Dons' defense was also key, allowing only two UIC shots-on-goal in each period, all saved by USF keeper Geremy Uhl.
Cain pulled out all the stops to give UIC a chance. The sophomore keeper saved nine shots in the contest, giving him 94 stops on the season, but Hansen's goal in the 79th minute would be all the scoring San Francisco needed.
The Flames begin postseason play on Saturday, November 8th, with a Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal matchup against the fifth-seeded Wright State Raiders at Flames Field. Game time is TBA.