Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tulsa star plays with heavy heart
November 28th, 2007 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Tulsa takes a 10-game winning streak -- the longest in the nation -- into its NCAA Division I Men's Tournament game Wednesday night against Central Connecticut State.

The Golden Hurricane capped its run in the Conference USA with a 3-2 win over FIU in the tournament final 10 days ago, but the victory was tempered by the news that leading scorer Todd Goddard's mother, Carol, had died that morning after a long battle with cancer.

Goddard had missed the two games of the C-USA tournament in Birmingham, Ala., to be at his mother's side back in Tulsa but returned for the final in which he brought Tulsa back from 2-1 down, punching in his 10th goal of the season with a little under 10 minutes to play.

"We knew Todd needed to take some time for his family, but when I talked with him on Friday night it was clear that he wanted to come back for the championship game," Tulsa coach Tom McIntosh said. "It was what his mom wanted, what his family wanted and what he wanted."

Goddard is one of four seniors, all Oklahomans, who have had big years for the Golden Hurricane, who rose to sixth in the country in the final Soccer America Top 25 -- its highest ranking ever.

Goalie Dominic Cervi (Norman) earned first-team All-Conference USA honors, and Eric Burkholder (Broken Arrow) and Brian McCurdy (Jenks) teamed up for the winning goal against FIU in the C-USA final.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
Retrievers make history with win over Terrapins    
[MARYLAND-UMBC: Men] UMBC snapped Maryland's streak of 12 consecutive trips to the round of 16 in ...
Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time    
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division ...
Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas    
[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the ...
Red Raiders rally to move into final 16 for first time    
[TEXAS TECH-AUBURN: Women] Texas Tech moved into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tournament for ...
Dorrance's overtime moves prove Worth-while    
[NORTH CAROLINA-COLORADO: Women] Despite a huge edge in shots -- 22-2 on the night -- No. ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Form held on Friday as all 15 seeds still alive won their second-round games. ...
Cougars' improbable season continues    
[NORTHWESTERN-SIUE: Men] SIUE went through two coaching changes in the offseason and it showed as the ...
Buckeyes prevail after 15-round shootout    
[OHIO STATE-AKRON: Men] The bone-chilling cold made it all the more unbearable for the fans at ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives